Stuffed Bell Peppers

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Mmmmm..These are delicious!  For me one of the hardest parts of cooking is measuring and creating recipes!  I love to pull food and spices out and just go to town!  Sometimes I will accidentally create something great for dinner and then have a friend ask for the recipe.  Uh-oh!  "I believe it was a little of this" or "about this much of that" and my favorite phrase is "just to taste."  For me a great way to remember what I put in a dish is to take a picture of all the ingredients together!
(like this!)

Okay So here is my makeshift recipe!

1 lb. of Organic Grass Fed Ground Beef
Organic Long Grain Brown Rice (according to package for 4-6 servings
(4) Each Red and Green Bell Peppers
1 Small Sweet Onion
3-4 Cloves of Garlic
1 Jar of Spicy Arrabiata Sauce
Freshly Grated Parmigiano
Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
Olive Oil or Butter (for Saute)
Fresh Thyme
Fresh Basil
Salt and Pepper "to taste"

1. Prepare rice according to the package directions.
2. While the rice is cooking finely chop up onion, one of each bell pepper, garlic cloves, basil and Thyme.
3. Grate Parmigiano and set aside.
4. In a skillet heat oil or butter and saute onion for 2-3 minutes, add bell peppers and saute until soft.
5. Drain onion/bell peppers and set aside.
6. brown beef in skillet, drain and return to the pan.
7. Add Garlic, onion/bell pepper mixture and stir.
8.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
9.  Add desired amount of rice to the mixture and mix well.
10.  Mix in cheeses, desired amount of sauce to coat, thyme and basil.
11.  Turn the stove on low and cover the mixture to allow the flavors to blend.
12.  Cut a circle around the stem of the remaining 6 bell peppers, cut and pull out seeds, be careful not to cut through the bottom or it will leak when cooking.
13.  Stuff each pepper and top with additional cheese if desired and replace each stem top.
14.  Pop them in the oven and cook for about 20-30 minutes depending on your oven.

Ready to go in the oven!

Fresh out of the oven!

                                   I like to slice them in half before I serve them!
                    I served it with a side salad and more arrabiata sauce for dipping!


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