Monday, June 28, 2010

Stuffed Bell Pepper

Don't these just look delicious?  And they taste even better!

Stuffed Bell Peppers from this great cooking blog
1 lb lean ground beef (I use 96/4)
1/2 sweet yellow onion, diced
1/2 zucchini, diced
6 oz white or cremini mushrooms, sliced
3 cloves of garlic, chopped finely
Salt and pepper to taste
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1 tsp dried basil
Brown rice, prepared per instructions (2 servings)
1 1/2 cups of marinara sauce

While rice is cooking, heat a skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add ground beef and cook 3-4 minutes. Add onion, zucchini, mushrooms & seasonings and cook for about 5-7 minutes. Add prepared rice and marinara sauce and mix thoroughly.

4 red, yellow or orange bell peppers (I use one of each) sliced in half lengthwise & cleaned removing seeds & veins
1/2 cup marinara sauce
3 tbsp Parmesan cheese, shredded

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large glass baking dish, add 1 1/2 cups of water. Scoop meat mixture into peppers until it's heaping full and place into baking dish. Add marinara sauce to each pepper then top with sprinkled Parmesan cheese. Bake covered in tin foil for 40 minutes. Remove foil and bake additional 5 minutes. I serve with a tossed salad. Enjoy!

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