Stuffed Peppers

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This can be made with red, yellow, or orange bell peppers, and the filling can be made with other meats, such as lamb or turkey. Tofu can be substituted for a meatless version.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 1 hour 15 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 4 large bell peppers
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • ¼ lb. ground pork
  • ½ cup cooked white long-grain rice
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • ½ cup tomato sauce
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Cut off the tops of the peppers and discard seeds and membrane. Reserve the tops with the stems. Lay pepper cups in an ungreased 9" x 13" casserole dish.
  • In a bowl mix together the ground beef, ground pork, rice, onion, tomato sauce, salt, and pepper.
  • Stuff each pepper half with a scoop of the mixture, mounding it on top. Top with reserved pepper tops.
  • Cover with foil and bake 45 minutes to 1 hour.