Friday, August 31, 2007
Stuffed Green Peppers
2 large green sweet peppers
3/4 pound ground beef, pork, lamb, or bulk pork sausage
1/3 cup chopped onion (1 small)
1 7 1/2 ounce can tomatoes, cut up
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup long grain rice
1 T Worcestershire sauce
1/2 t dried basil or oregano, crushed
1/2 cup shredded American cheese
1. Halve sweet peppers lengthwise, removing stem ends, seeds, and membranes. Immerse peppers in boiling water for 3 minutes. Sprinkle insides with dash of salt. Invert on paper towels to drain well.
2. In a large skillet cook meat and onion till meat is brown and onion is tender. Drain off fat. Stir in undrained tomatoes, water, uncooked rice, Worcestershire sauce, basil or oregano, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Bring to boiling. Reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 15-18 minutes or till rice is tender. Stir in 1/4 cup of the cheese.
3. Fill peppers with meat mixture. Place in 2 quart square baking dish along with any remaining meat mixture. Bake at 375 about 15 minutes or till heated through. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Let stand about 2 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
NOTE: I made this for dinner when Buggy and Topher came over. It is super yummy. I doubled the recipe, except the meat (I used a little over 1 pound) and I used 5 peppers instead of 4 and still had a little leftover meat mixture. I also used a monterey jack/cheddar blend and I more than doubled that (we like cheese!).