I am not a pepper person. I just want to make that clear. We had ground beef and red peppers in the house and it is just my husband and I so I thought I would try something different for dinner tonight.
I thought I would share my recipe. I scanned the internet and took some basic ideas from the several recipes I saw and then ad libbed the rest.
Stuffed Red Peppers
1 cup cooked rice (brown or white)
1 cup diced onion
1/2 cup diced red pepper
6 oz crushed tomatoes
2 tbs bread crumbs
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp salt (or less to taste)
4 red peppers
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cook the rice.
Cut peppers about a third of the way down the pepper. Scoop out any white veins and rinse out any seeds. Dice up the tops of the peppers for the meat stuffing.
In a skillet brown the ground beef, onions and diced red peppers.
In a large pot boil some water to par boil the pepper bottoms. Just a few minutes until they are just soft. Take them out of the water and set aside to cool slightly.
Once the meat, onions and peppers are cooked drain off any extra fluid then add rice, tomatoes, black pepper and salt.
Stuff the pepper bottoms with the meat stuffing and set in an oven safe dish. Pour water in the bottom of the dish until it is about 1/8 inch from the bottom. Top the peppers with bread crumbs and bake for 25-30 minutes.
Let cool slightly before serving.