Saturday, August 1, 2009

Stuffed Peppers

4 bell peppers, cut in half and seeds removed
1 lb. ground beef
2 1/2-3 c. cooked rice
2 small cans tomato sauce
Chili powder to taste
Pepper to taste
Shredded cheddar cheese

1. Brown ground beef. Combine cooked rice, tomato sauce, chili powder, and black pepper and add to ground beef in skillet. Allow to simmer.
2. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to boil. Carefully add bell pepper halves into water. Let them boil for about 5 minutes, or until they are darker green in color. Remove from pot and place in a 9"x13" baking dish, cut side up.
3. Spoon rice mixture into bell peppers. Place any remaining rice around the peppers. Sprinkle with shredded cheddar cheese.
4. Cover with foil and bake for about 20 minutes.

Notes: Next time we make this, we will probably try using red bell peppers for variety. Canned tomatoes might be a night addition in place of the tomato sauce. Mozzarella cheese could also replace the cheddar cheese.

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