Stuffed Bell Peppers With Ground Beef
A nice stuffed peppers recipe to try!
Stuffed Peppers Recipe Ingredients:
* 4 bell peppers, red, yellow, or green
* 2 teaspoons salt
* ***Filling and Sauce***
* 2 tablespoons olive oil
* 1/2 cup chopped onion
* 1/2 cup chopped celery
* 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes
* 3 tablespoons tomato paste
* 1/3 cup water
* 1 clove garlic, crushed
* 1/2 teaspoon dried leaf basil
* 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
* 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper, divided
* 1 egg, lightly beaten
* 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
* 1 pound lean ground beef
* 1 cup cooked long-grain rice
* shredded mild Cheddar cheese, about 1/2 cup
Stuffed Peppers Recipe Instructions:
Cut tops off peppers; remove seeds and membranes. Chop edible part of tops and set aside. Rinse peppers under cold water. Place peppers in a large pot; cover with salted water. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 5 minutes. Drain peppers and set aside.
Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat until hot. Sauté chopped green pepper (from tops), chopped onion, and chopped celery for about 5 minutes, or until vegetables are tender. Add tomatoes, tomato paste, water, crushed garlic, basil, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper. Simmer for about 10 minutes. In a large mixing bowl, combine egg with remaining 1 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and Worcestershire sauce. Gently stir to blend; add ground beef, cooked rice, and 1 cup of the tomato mixture. Mix well. Stuff peppers with meat mixture and place in a 3-quart baking dish. Pour remaining tomato mixture over the stuffed peppers. Bake at 350° for 55 to 65 minutes. Top stuffed peppers with a little shredded Cheddar cheese just before peppers are done; bake until cheese is melted.
The stuffed peppers recipe is ready to serves 6 persons. Enjoy it !