With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Stuffed Peppers

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Stuffed Peppers

We always enjoy this simple dish.
Whether serving on a chilly day or enjoying a bountiful harvest from a summer garden, stuffed peppers are a satisfying and complete meal. 
Have them your way, by using your favorite pepper, substituting brown rice, Quinoa or couscous, and/or topping with cheese.

Stuffed Peppers

5 large green bell peppers
1 Tbs oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1/2 tsp minced garlic
1 lb ground beef
1 tsp salt
1 cup cooked rice
15 oz. of your favorite tomato sauce

Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Wash peppers; slice small amount off bottom to allow peppers to stand in pan.  Slice tops off peppers; remove seeds and ribs.

Chop pieces of bell pepper that you removed from top and bottom.  Heat oil in skillet; add chopped pepper, onion and garlic.  Saute a few minutes until soft.  Add ground beef; cook and stir until no longer pink.

Stir in salt, rice and 1 cup sauce.  Heat through.

Lightly spoon meat mixture into each pepper.  Stand in a lightly sprayed dish so that they all fit snugly.  Cover and bake 45 minutes.  Uncover and bake 15 minutes longer.

Serve with additional sauce.

I prefer the peppers crisp-tender.  If you like your peppers softer, fill a dutch oven or large pot with water and bring to a boil.  Carefully add the cleaned and cut peppers, using a spoon to submerge; cook 3-5 minutes.  Remove from water bath and proceed with recipe.
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Maggie Ann said...

Those look so good! We always mix our ground meat with egg, rice and bits of pepper w/out cooking first. And mixed in a little Campbells tomato soup. We are similar...and I wish the picture was on a touch screen and I could 'presto' it here in a jiffy...haha. Wouldn't that be convenient...

Barbara F. said...

These look delicious, Lorraine. I have to get some peppers and make them! xo

Snap said...

Yummy! I love stuffed peppers!

Nonnie said...

Oh, yum. Those look so good. Thanks for posting because I haven't made stuffed peppers in ages and we love them.

Purabi Naha said...

OHHHH...this is just the right thing to try out this weekend! My family doesn't like green pepper, but I am sure, if I stuff these peppers with this rice-meat extravaganza, pepper will soon become their favourite food!

Ann said...

I do love stuffed peppers. I haven't made them in a while. I'm thinking it might be time for some

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I love stuffed peppers-enjoy! Funny, I was just thinking on the way home I have a bowl of stuffed pepper soup in the freezer and it sounded good for lunch this week:@)

Winnie said...

Although I'm a vegetarian, my Mom used to make these a lot(!). She also made this dish with soy-bean (replacing the beef)
This is a super popular dish here.

Cuparoons said...

Oh, these look delicious! I haven't cooked stuffed peppers in a long time, but I think it's time I made some.

Susan said...

Mmmmm mmmmm mmmm. Would like one right now, LDH. You are a fabulous cook. Susan

Lea Culp said...

Saw your blog on the sidebar of Heart Choices and decided to drop by. I'm so glad I did. I have been wanting to make Stuffed Bell Peppers and these look easy enough, so will give them a try. Thanks for the details and pictures. Happy April!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

A wonderful comfort food that I enjoyed growing up!

Dayle @ A Collection of This and That said...

Stuffed peppers is one of my daughter's favorite meals. I need to fix that tomorrow and invite her over.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

They look delicipous, Lorraine! i make stuffed peppers for dinner often for the gluten sensitive in my family.

Hope you had a very Happy and blessed Easter!

NanaDiana said...

I wish I could eat these, Lorraine, because they look just wonderful and delicious. I just can't do peppers- xo Diana

Just a little something from Judy said...

About once a month, when we were young, my mother would make this stuffed pepper recipe. At the time I never watched how she did it. Thanks to you, I now know the many steps it requires and remembered the delicious taste that went with it. Your presentation is so well documented and the pictures make it look so good!

SarahGeorge said...

I use green peppers often in my curries:) We don't take beef, so will try with chicken instead. I'm glad you visited and loved your comment too:)

Debbie Petras said...

OK, once again I'm hungry after viewing your food photos. But I pinned this recipe so I will make it one day.

Blessings and love,

Beth said...

My mouth is watering at the idea of using brown rice in these. Thanks for sharing!

SarahGeorge said...

Dear Lorraine

I'm glad to have participated in the Easter E-book give away contest. You have mentioned, I'll be contacted by Nadine. I'm yet to receive the copy of the gift book. Should I wait to hear from Nadine? or should I contact her?

Actually I tried to e-mail you regarding this. I sent one too to the id you've provided in the "About" page. But the sending failed.
I'm so sorry for bothering you!


Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Yummy!! I make these too but your recipe looks easier.... I may just give it a try!!

Thanks so much for stopping by to encourage me on my Weight Loss Journey... I have lost 2.4 more pounds for a total of 7.8 pounds!!!


Maple Lane said...

Looks so good. John would love this!

Dimple said...

This looks good!
Thanks for coming by; my photo looks like a sketch because the post process is "Pencil Sketch!" Picasa is fun to play with...

kitty said...

The stuffed peppers look so good and so does your picture mosaic! Happy weekend!

Kayla's Creations said...

Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful recipe at the Circle of Faith link party! I love stuffed peppers & these look so good! I have been looking around your blog, & I love it you have so many wonderful things to share! I hope your having a wonderful Monday,

-Kayla :)


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