Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Stuffed Peppers

I've been wanting to make this recipe for a while now. A coworker brought one for lunch and believe it or not, I had never seen a stuffed pepper. I would have never thought of making them. When we were at my parents last weekend my mom gave me 3 large peppers and ground turkey. I didn't plan my meals out this week, so I was thrilled to see I had all the ingredients to make this. I used a recipe from used ground turkey, brown rice, added a tbs of green chili and used mild cheddar cheese to top it off. I cut the peppers in half, instead of cooking them standing up. I 'm glad I made that decision because it was easy to cut and eat. I was very pleased with the way this came out.
*I apologize for the blurry pics, my camera wasn't charged so I had to resort to my phone.

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

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
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.
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.)
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.
Bake 1 hour in the preheated oven, basting with sauce every 15 minutes, until the peppers are tender.

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