Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Stuffed Peppers

Ya know, there's a lot of foods that are naturally gluten free and just so danged yummy, they cannot be forgotten. I FINALLY tried making stuffed peppers again last night. I haven't made them in about two years b/c the last time I made them, they did not go well. I'm not sure why last nights was magic, but they were sooo sooo good....and I think even the leftovers are gone already!

Stuffed Peppers

1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
1 tbs olive oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 bay leaves

3 medium peppers, sliced in half (stem to bottom) and cleaned out
1 lb ground meat (we used ground chicken, but you can use beef, turkey, pork, whatever you like)
2 cups cooked white rice
1 TBS each: garlic powder, onion powder, italian seasoning
Dash salt & pepper
1/4 cup ketchup
1 egg

For sauce, in a large oven safe skillet (that also has a lid) heat can of tomatoes, add olive oil, minced garlic and bay leaves...heat until almost boiling, but don't let it boil.

In a large bowl mix the ground meat, rice, seasonings, ketchup and egg. Stuff into pepper halves.

Place pepper halves into the cooking sauce. Spoon sauce over top of the peppers so that they are covered with sauce.

Cover and place in the oven. Allow to bake for 1 to 1 1/2 hours until peppers are VERY tender.

MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM......I hope you enjoy as much as we did!


Laura said...

Is that two cups of uncooked rice? Cooked would make more sense, but I figured I'd ask.


kbabe1968 said...

No....two cups of COOKED rice. Thank you, I'll correct the posting.

Anonymous said...

bake at what temp? thanks

Nanci Hiltz said...

OMG..just literally made these...still eating and complete heaven...YUM!!! Thank you! :-)

Jackie said...

What temp do you bake it at? Also do you brown the meat first? Thanks!

kbabe1968 said...

I'm sorry! No. I do not brown the ground beef first. I bake these at 350 for at least an hour or hour and a half.