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Peppers – Stuffed

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Stuffed Peppers

Difficulty: Easy
Cuisine American
Keyword Beef, Pork
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 6

Equipment

  • Glass Baking Pan or Dutch Oven
  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Pot (for Blanching)

INGREDIENTS 

Stuffing:

  • 6 bell peppers - cored and seeded.
  • lb ground sirloin
  • lb ground pork
  • ¾ cup basmati or brown basmati rice
  • 3 Tbsp. tomato paste
  • ½ medium onion - finely diced,
  • 3 Tbsp. fresh chopped parsley
  • tsp. garlic powder
  • salt/pepper. - to taste

Sauce:

  • 1 can diced tomatoes and juice
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1 carrot (Optional) - diced
  • tsp, dried oregano
  • salt/prpprt - to taste

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Cut tops off peppers, core and seed them, then blanch tops and bottoms in salted boiling water for 3 minutes. Drain, rinse, and allow to cool.
  • While blanching peppers, par boil rice. Allow to cool.
  • Mix all other stuffing ingredients, then stuff the cooled, blanched peppers.
  • Put in a glass baking pan or dutch oven standing up, with pepper tops on.
  • Pour in the diced tomatoes, seasonings, and chopped carrot.
  • Bake at 375°F. for about an hour.

Notes

Don’t pack the stuffing too hard into the peppers or the rice will be undercooked.
Use left-overs to make Stuffed Pepper Soup.   Crumble the stuffing,  dice the pepper, add Beef broth and a can of whole crushed tomatoes, and season to taste.  

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