This is another great freezer meal from my freezer meal swap (this one is from M.). We had these tonight and everyone ate them without complaint (okay my kids didn't eat the green pepper part, but they loved the filling). Very very good freezer meal!
Stuffed Green Peppers (freezer meal)
2-3 large green peppers (1/2 a pepper for each person)
3/4 lb ground beef
1/3 cup chopped onion
1, 14 oz can chopped Italian tomatoes
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup uncooked rice
1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 - 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Cut peppers in half lengthwise, removing stem ends, seeds, and membranes. Immerse peppers in boiling water for 3 minutes. Invert onto paper towels to drain well.
In a large skillet cook meat and onions till meat is browned and onion is tender. Drain fat. Stir in undrained tomatoes, water, uncooked rice, worcestershire sauce, basil, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Simmer, covered for 15-18 minutes or till heated through. Stir in 1/4 cup cheese.
Fill pepper halves with meat mixture. Place in a foil pan and cover with plastic wrap then foil, label with cooking instructions and freeze. Freeze about 1/2 cup cheddar cheese in a ziplock and freeze along with the peppers.
Thaw in fridge. Bake at 375 degrees, loosely covered with foil, for about 30 minutes or until peppers are hot all the way through (test the middle of the peppers). Uncover, sprinkle each filled pepper with cheese and heat an additional 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted.