Friday, September 17, 2010

Classic Stuffed Green Peppers

This recipe is the same stuffed pepper recipe I have been using since my husband and I were newly-weds. I am a big fan of meatloaf and this is just meatloaf in a bell pepper really. My kids still won't eat the pepper part, but they all love the meaty cheesy part.

Classic Stuffed Green Peppers

5-6 green peppers
1 lb ground beef
1/2 onion, chopped
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 cup cooked rice
1 can tomato sauce
1 cup shredded mozzarella

Cut the top off of each pepper and remove membranes and seeds from the inside. Boil peppers in enough water to cover for 5 minutes. Drain and set aside. Brown ground beef in a large skillet with onion; drain off fat. Stir in salt, garlic powder, rice, and 1 cup of tomato sauce. Heat through. Stuff each pepper with meat mixture; stand upright in a casserole dish and pour remaining tomato sauce over peppers. Cover with foil and cook for 45 min. at 350. Uncover and cook 10 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese and return to oven until cheese melts.

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