Enjoy a satisfying and complete meal on a chilly day or any other day with these easy-to-whip-up Stuffed Peppers! Feel free to use your fave peppers or use any kind of rice such as brown rice, quinoa, or couscous for this recipe. You can even top them with cheese for extra goodness!
1 tablespoon oil
1 pound ground beef
5 large green bell peppers
1 medium onion, chopped
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1 c. cooked rice
15 ounces of your favourite tomato sauce
1 teaspoon salt
HOW TO MAKE STUFFED PEPPERS
Step 1: Prepare the oven. Preheat it to 350 degrees.
Step 2: After washing the peppers, slice the small amount off the bottom. This will let the peppers stand in the pan. Now, cut the tops off the peppers. Remove and discard the seeds and ribs.
Step 3: Get the pieces of the bell peppers that you removed from the top and bottom and chop them.
Step 4: In a skillet, heat the oil. Once hot, add the chopped pepper, onion, and garlic to the skillet. Saute them for a couple of minutes until tender.
Step 5: To the skillet, add the ground beef and cook until browned. Drain the excess grease when done. Stir in the salt, rice, and a cup of sauce. Let everything heat through.
Step 6: Into each pepper, lightly spoon the meat mixture. Make the stuffed peppers stand on a lightly greased dish. Tent the dish with foil, then place in the preheated oven and bake the stuffed peppers for about 45 minutes. Remove the cover and resume baking for additional 15 minutes.
Step 7: When done, serve the stuffed peppers with extra sauce. Enjoy!
I always like my peppers crisp-tender. If you prefer them softer, fill a Dutch oven or large pot with water. Bring the water to a boil. Using a spoon, submerge the cleaned and cut peppers and cook for about 3 to 4 minutes. When done, take the peppers from the water batch and continue with the recipe.