Post by Chris in NM on Oct 29, 2008 13:25:54 GMT -6
Stuffed Green Peppers - T N T
• 1 pound lean ground beef • 1 onion, chopped • 1/2 cup uncooked instant rice – I have usually just used already steamed rice, about 1 c. cooked • 1/2 cup water • 2/3 (14.5 ounce) can Mexican stewed tomatoes • 2/3 (14.5 ounce) can stewed tomatoes, chopped • salt and pepper to taste • 4 large green bell peppers • 1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce, optional • 4 slices cheddar cheese • sour cream • • In a large skillet or medium stock pot, brown the beef and onion over medium heat. Drain fat. Add rice, water, diced tomatoes, and stewed tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper. Simmer until rice is tender. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. • Cut the tops off the bell peppers and clean out the seeds and membrane. (Note: You may have to slightly slice the bottom of the peppers to make them stand up.) Fill peppers with meat mixture. Add one slice of cheese on top of each pepper. • Place in a casserole dish and bake in a preheated oven for 45 min. covered or until peppers are as tender as you like. Served topped with tomato sauce and/or sour cream. Serves 4 NOTE: When I make my rice ahead of time I just mix the stuffing ingredients with the rice and stuff the peppers. Then you omit the water.
I use a similar recipe for stuffed green peppers except, I make a box of "Spanish Rice-a-Roni" prepared per box directions, then add 1 pound of browned ground beef mixed into rice. Stuff green peppers with this, and pour 1 cup tomato sauce into bottom of the baking dish, place stuffed peppers into dish, cover with foil for about an hour, uncover, top with some cheese (your choice of cheddar or american) and bake until cheese melts. Serve and ENJOY ...TNT recipe,(iIhave used for 30 years).