Sunday, January 16, 2011

What's for dinner? Stuffed Bell Peppers

Chop and saute one onion..........

Brown and drain your ground meat......

make "snakes" out of two squares of aluminum foil and make rings to help support your peppers....

Cut the tops off each pepper and clean out the ribs and seeds.....

fill the peppers with the meat/rice mix......

3 little peppers all stuffed and ready for baking.......

Brown and Bubbly.....

I asked hubby what he wanted to go with the pepeprs and he said STUFFING.

Leftover "stuffing" mix-I topped with panko and baked until it was brown and bubbly.

I'm always looking for something new to make for dinner. The bell peppers looked good at the store this week so I thought I would make STUFFED BELL PEPPERS.

1 pepper per person
ground meat
salt/pepper to taste
brown rice
aluminum foil

chop onion-add to skillet and saute in a little oil until done-drain and set aside
cook meat until done season with salt and pepper-drain-and set aside--cook rice--combine all ingredients in large bowl--wash your peppers--slice the tops off and clean insides out to make a little "cup"--don't forget to take the ribs/seeds out of the top of pepper also--rinse well to make sure you get all the seeds out--Take two squares of aluminum foil and fold up "like a snake" to make a support for the peppers so they won't fall over during baking--fill the peppers with the meat/rice mixture and place in casserole dish--Repeat with other peppers---place tops on peppers---pour a little water in the casserole dish (enough to cover the bottom)--place in oven and bake for 25-30 minutes at 375*-400*F or until the peppers are done and the tops are brown and bubbly

**I had alot of the rice/meat mixture left so I placed into a casserole dish and topped with bread crumbs and baked until brown and bubbly.
**The mixture looked a little dry to me so I also added in a small can on cream of chicken soup plus 1/2 can of hot water and mixed well before I filled the peppers.

**Another variation would be instead of the soup,you could add some type of tomato sauce.
**I have also used acorn squash instead of the peppers-the link below will take you to a recipe for that: