Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Stuffed Peppers

 I admit this wasn't my favorite meal growing up. (I now love it) Still, green peppers don't like me all that much. I do much better with yellow or red. So, by all means, make this with your favorite.

 I usually try to make this somewhat healthy by using brown rice and ground turkey or at least lean ground beef. This helps because my Husband usually wants mashed potatoes with it! I also eye-ball most ingredients and only use recipes so I will not forget to add anything.



  Ingredients

 4-6 Green Peppers (or yellow/orange) I don't recommend red for this
1 lb lean ground beef or ground turkey (I use ground turkey)
1 small onion, minced
10-15 crushed Ritz Crackers
3/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 cup cooked brown rice
¼ (eyeball it) cup water
½ jar tomato sauce (or more if you like)
1 small clove garlic, minced

Directions

Total Cooking Time: 1 Hour and 15 Minutes Preheat oven to 350
 Cut peppers in halves lengthwise, remove seed and cores. Mix raw meat, onion, crackers, salt, pepper, cooked rice, garlic, a little of the sauce and water until mixture is moist.

Fill pepper halves with meat mixture. Place in buttered or sprayed casserole dish. Pour remaining sauce over peppers. Bake covered at 350 degrees for 1 hr. Uncover (add cheese if you like) and bake 15 more minutes.

Tips

I use ground turkey that comes in a 1.3 lb package. This will make 6 stuffed peppers or 4 overstuffed peppers. {I also think the turkey mixes better than ground beef} I use the boil n bag brown rice and just use the entire bag. If you like your peppers more soft, cook an additional 30 minutes or so covered. 

3 comments:

  1. These look so good! I do make a version of this but when I do my kids and Husband eats the filling and leaves the green peppers every single time! Can you make a dinner just of the filling, I wonder..lol..

    ~Heather

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  2. Haha Heather! Yes I'm sure you could, it would be called a meatball, lol! That's what this sort of reminds me of ~ my Italian meatloaf just in a pepper.
    xo~Crystal

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  3. Yumm those look delicious! I bookmarked this recipe so I can try it sometime, I love stuffed peppers. x

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