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Mom’s Homestyle Stuffed Peppers

It’s Tuesday night you’re home from work, the kids are hungry and dinner guests will be arriving soon. What do you fix for dinner? How about Mom’s Homestyle Stuffed Peppers? This recipe is easy enough for the beginner cook, elegant enough for guests and quick enough for a busy weeknight. Using items usually on hand in the pantry this recipe can easily be multiplied to serve as many servings as you need.

 This recipe as written will make 6 servings.

 Shopping List:

 6 large bell peppers, may use green, red or yellow

 Filling for peppers:

1 cup rice, cooked

¼ teaspoon black pepper

½ pound ground beef, browned and cooked until done

1 teaspoon salt

¼ cup water

1 cup tomato sauce

Cooking Liquid: 

1 cup tomato sauce

1 ½ cups water

Preheat oven to 350°.

To prepare your bell peppers:

Cut a slice from the stem end of each pepper and remove the seeds. Wash your peppers and then set aside.

For the filling:

Combine ground beef, rice, 1 cup tomato sauce, ¼ cup water, salt and pepper. Mix well. Fill each pepper with some of the meat mixture. Stand the filled pepper cut side up in a 2 ½ quart baking dish.

Combine 1 cup tomato sauce and 1 ½ cups water. Stir to blend well. Pour this mixture over your filled peppers. Bake at 350° for 15-30 minutes.

If you like to cook once and eat twice or were wondering what to do with leftovers this recipe makes great use of leftover cooked rice or cooked ground beef. If you have another favorite recipe that uses rice and ground beef you can easily cook double portions and save some for use in this recipe later saving you time and energy during your busy week.

This meal is as delicious as it is simple to make, it is a go-to must have for the busy cook. Served with a nice salad and a favorite side it makes a wonderful meal in very little time that is sure to please your family every time.

© 2019 Paul Timman