ITALIAN STUFFED PEPPERS

 

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Ingredients

  • 4 large bell peppers
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1/2 large vidalia onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups spaghetti sauce (I used homemade that I had in the freezer)
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • Cut the tops off of peppers and clean out seeds and membranes. Place in baking dish that has a small amount of water on the bottom (it will keep the peppers from sticking and keep them moist).
  • Brown the ground beef with the onion and garlic, crumbling the meat. Season with salt, pepper and a couple of dashes of Italian seasoning. Drain beef mixture.
  • Mix beef mixture, rice, parmesan cheese and almost all of spaghetti sauce in a bowl.
  • Stuff an equal amount of filling into each pepper.
  • Top with a spoonful of sauce and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese on each pepper.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes. Top with shredded mozzarella cheese and continue to bake until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  • What I Would Do Differently
  • The peppers were still pretty raw when they came out of the oven, so next time I would boil them quickly to get them started before stuffing them and baking them.

Notes

Categories: Beef  Main Dish  Oven 

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