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Stuffed Bell Pepper Recipe

Stuffed Bell Peppers Recipe with Ground Beef

Clover Meadows Beef
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 4 large bell peppers halved and seeded. (I like to use a variety of colors of peppers for looks and flavor, but it's entirely up to you on what colors you use.)
  • 4 large bell peppers halved and seeded. (I like to use a variety of colors of peppers for looks and flavor, but it's entirely up to you on what colors you use.)
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 cup rice. I prefer brown but long grain rice is amazing too.
  • 1/2 cup rice. I prefer brown but long grain rice is amazing too.
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cans tomato sauce 8 oz
  • 2 cans tomato sauce 8 oz
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese if desired

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Cook the rice as directed.
  • Blanch the halved and seeded peppers by placing peppers into boiling water for 2-3 minutes and then place them in ice water for 2-3 minutes. Remove peppers from water and set aside. If you skip this blanching step, the peppers can become mushy.
  • Place the peppers in a 9x13 baking dish with the hallow insides facing upward so that you can stuff them.
  • Brown ground beef in a skillet, and drain grease (if any). Stir in rice, 1 can tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, Parmesan cheese, garlic power, onion powder, and salt and pepper. Let simmer for about 10 minutes, remove from heat.
  • Spoon mixture into each of the peppers, and poor remaining tomato sauce over stuffed peppers.
  • Cover pan with aluminum foil, and bake for 20 minutes. Uncover and bake 10 more minutes, or until peppers are tender.
  • If desired, sprinkle mozzarella cheese over the top of each pepper, and cook until cheese is fully melted.