Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed Peppers

Ingredients:

  • 4 large bell peppers
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 small white onion, diced
  • 1 cup cooked rice, white or brown
  • 1 cup tomatoe sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cut the tops of peppers off to remove the stems and seeds. Set aside.
  3. Fill a large pot with enough water to cover a pepper. When water comes to a boil place in peppers and boil for 5 minutes. Remove and place on a paper towel to dry.
  4. In a large skillet over medium heat, add beef and onion and cook until beef is no longer pink, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes. Drain.
  5. Return to stove and stir in rice, tomato sauce, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes, salt, pepper and parsley until warmed through.
  6. Stuff peppers with meat mixture and place upright in a baking dish. Pour more tomato sauce over pepper. Cover tightly with foil.
  7. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil and sprinkle with cheese. Place back in oven for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
  8. Enjoy!!

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