Sunday, June 27, 2010

Stuffed Bell Peppers

Summer is a time with fresh vegetables available everywhere. However, sometimes I find it hard to figure out the best ways to use each of the ingredients. This is a great way to use bell peppers. This particular recipe reminds me of my mom's cooking. We didn't have it often, but it is one that makes me think of growing up. Enjoy another week of cooking!

6 green peppers (bell)
1 lb. ground beef
3 c. of cooked rice
1 can of diced tomatoes
1 T of Italian Seasoning/ or seasoning of choice
1 (15 oz.) can tomato sauce
Salt and Pepper to taste

1. Remove tops and seeds from 6 green peppers. Simmer cleaned peppers (upright) for 5 minutes in 1/2" salted water. Drain and cool slightly before stuffing. (This step will eliminate the slightly bitter taste stuffed peppers often have.)

2. Combine 1 pound ground beef, rice, tomatoes, and Italian seasoning. Fill the peppers with mixture.

3. Pour 15 ounce can of tomato sauce around peppers. Cover; bake at 400 degrees about 1 hour, basting occasionally with tomato sauce. Makes 6 servings.

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