June 27, 2008

Bon Appetit'

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Stuffed Bell Peppers


* 1 pound ground beef
* 1/2 cup uncooked long grain white rice
* 1 cup water
* 6 green bell peppers
* 2 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce
* 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
* 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
* 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
* salt and pepper to taste
* 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2. Place the rice and water in a saucepan, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and cook 20 minutes. In a skillet over medium heat, cook the beef until evenly browned.
3. Remove and discard the tops, seeds, and membranes of the bell peppers. Arrange peppers in a baking dish with the hollowed sides facing upward. (Slice the bottoms of the peppers if necessary so that they will stand upright.)
4. In a bowl, mix the browned beef, cooked rice, 1 can tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Spoon an equal amount of the mixture into each hollowed pepper. Mix the remaining tomato sauce and Italian seasoning in a bowl, and pour over the stuffed peppers.
5. Bake 1 hour in the preheated oven, basting with sauce every 15 minutes, until the peppers are tender.

Let it cool a bit and enjoy. Serve with a side salad and some garlic bread.


Angie said...

I didn't even know I was hungry till I say this post. I haven't had stuffed peppers in a couple years. I think it's time. Thanks for the tasty idea.

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Jim said...

Hi Lori. Your stuffed peppers sound really good. Mrs. Jim and I have come up with a quick cook stuffed pepper recipe which makes fairly good ones.

It turns out to be pretty CHEAP!


One pretty large green pepper (the 50¢ size)
One half package of nice Cajun style boudain
Toppings to suit

Cut green pepper in half and boil till fairly soft.
Place one fourth package boudain in each pepper shell.
Continue as is or place catsup, bread crumbs, and/or a grated cheese on top to suit.
Heat in oven at 375°F until toppings are brown (or boudain browns slightly if no topping)
Or heat in microwave at high for one to two minutes till things 'sizzle.'
Serves two
153 calories

This makes a quick meal with a salad and another vegatable to go with. Mrs. Jim and I have these a lot. The boudain is a little spicy so nothing else is added at our house.

shaunesay said...

Mmmmm.... we love stuffed peppers too!