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Feb 20

Stuffed Peppers

 

This is a family favorite! Every summer I usually have a surplus of peppers so I make stuffed peppers. They are a meal in themselves and not to difficult to make. This past week Meijers had a sale on peppers red and green. $.68 each. That is a great winter price Usually they will be on sale this time of year for about $1.00 each. So I bought 10. I am making peppers with 4 and freezing the rest for later.

Stuffed Peppers

4 large green peppers

2 lbs ground chuck

2 cups cooked brown rice

2 cans 28 oz Muir Glen Fire Roasted crushed tomatoes

8 slices of Pepper Jack cheese ( use your favorite )

1 small onion diced

3 cloves garlic diced

2 tsp cayenne pepper

1 tsp basil

1 tsp oregano

First thing put a large pot of water on the stove. Bring to a boil.

clean the peppers by cutting them in half and removing the seeds and stems

once the water comes to a boil, put the cleaned peppers in the boiling water

boil for 4 minutes, drain

In a large fry pan brown ground beef with diced onion and garlic, drain off excess fat

add cooked rice

stir in crushed tomatoes

add cayenne pepper, basil and oregano, mix and let simmer for 20 to 30 minutes

lay the peppers in a 13 x 9 inch baking dish, fill with the meat mixture

cover with foil and bake at 350 F for 30 minutes or until heated to at least 160 F

uncover and top with cheese

bake uncovered until cheese is melted

I topped one with shredded cheddar for my 92 year old Mom. She can’t eat the spicy cheese. You can also increase the cayenne pepper if you like spicier stuffed peppers . The left overs freeze great, if there is any :)

Shared on:  Coastal Charm , Not Just a Housewife , Heavenly Homemaker , Time Warp Mom , Learning the Frugal Life , Whole New Mom , Nesting Place , Kelly the Kitchen Kop , We Are That Family , Frugally Sustainable , My Girlish Whims , The Kings Court IV , The Trendy Treehouse , Raising Mighty Arrows , It’s A Keeper , Simple Lives Thursday , Miz Helen’s Country Cottage , Somewhat Simple , Saved By Love Creations , Momnivores Dilemma , The Real Housewives of Riverton , The Frugal Girls , Comfy in the Kitchen , French Country Cottage , Shabby Nest , Suff and Nonsense , Rattlebridge Farm , Be Different Act Normal , Real Food Whole Health , Marvelously Messy ,, Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms

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  1. Sara @ Learning the Frugal Life

    Funny I hated stuffed peppers as a kid but now I love them. Last year we got an abundance of peppers so I made a huge batch of stuffed peppers, divided them up into ziplock bags and froze them. It’s a great go to meal. Just thaw and toss in the oven. Thanks so much for linking up to the Frugal Tuesday Tip!

  2. Jennifer

    OK, I have been making stuffed peppers for years, but mine are BORING compared to yours. and I love the way you cut them. I will definitely be following your recipe next time I make them. Yum!

  3. Megan and Emily

    This looks awesome! Do you think it would be good as a meatless version? I’m thinking about trying stuffed peppers both ways.

    Visiting from Whimsically Homemade!

    1. Diane

      I have made them meatless using corn, beans cheese. I like to experiment with differnt stuffings. Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Rahilya

    these look awesome!! i love the idea of cutting the peppers sideways, its so much easier. also i like the idea of cooking everything in advance , i usually start with everything raw and that can be a hit or miss situation. Thanx!

    1. Diane

      I have tried it without cooking the meat and peppers and you’re right it’s hit or miss. This way you can drain off the fat and the peppers are much softer. Thank you for stopping by :)

  5. Jenn

    We also always have extra peppers. I cannot wait to try this. I have to buy peppers soon!

    I’d love for you to share this at our linky party.

    http://housewivesofriverton.blogspot.com/2012/02/recipe-round-up-5.html

    ~Jenn

    1. Diane

      Thanks so much for the invite!

  6. Miz Helen

    I love the addition of the Jack Cheese for your Stuffed Peppers, that will give them just the right amount of kick. I can’t wait to try this recipe! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week end and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  7. claire

    I’m your newest imperfect follower from the nester’s party-stop by for a visit!!

  8. designsbygollum

    Your stuffed peppers look delicious. Thanks for adding them to Foodie Friday!

  9. heather c

    looks delicious……cant wait to give this a try..

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