The other night I was struggling to think of something to make for dinner. Then I saw this photo on SavorySights and I wanted stuffed peppers. So I modified the recipe a bit and created a stuffed pepper that was amazing. It was tasty and filling and best of all, easy to make.
Stuffed Peppers – (adapted from Fun and Food Cafe)
- 4 large bell peppers
- 16 oz tomato sauce
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 1/2 cup uncooked rice
- 1 cup water
- 1 tbs Worcestershire Sauce
- 1 tbs olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
- 1/2 cup shredded Mozzarella Cheese
- kosher salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste
Prepping the Peppers
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
Cook the rice in a rice cooker or place in a sauce pan along with the 1 cup of water. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and cover for 18-20 minutes. Fluff with a fork and Ta-Da, it is ready.
Remove the tops from the bell peppers. Then remove the seeds and membranes.
Arrange the peppers in a 8×8 or 9×9 oven safe pan. Choose the pan that fits the peppers the best. You want the peppers to be able to stay standing.
Pre-heat a medium saucepan over medium/high heat. Add the oil, onions and garlic. Cook until the onions are translucent, roughly 6-8 minutes. Then add the beef and brown, roughly 8-10 minutes.
Remove the beef from the pan into a large bowl and combine with cooked rice, 1/2 of the tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce. Add a pinch of salt and pepper and stir.
Evenly distribute the beef and rice mixture between the four peppers.
In a separate bowl, mix the tomato sauce and Italian seasoning. Then evenly pour the sauce over the four peppers.
Bake for 60 minutes, or until the peppers are tender. Remove from the oven and then top with the cheese. Place the peppers back into the oven for another 10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted.
Carefully remove the peppers from the pan and serve.
I found that a large spoon was helpful in removing the peppers from the dish.
These peppers were amazing. They were delicious. Plus the peppers were perfectly cooked.