Thursday, November 14, 2013

Stuffed bell peppers recipe

I have to say off the bat, I am so excited that all the peppers pictured here were from my garden! It just took me this long to post it!

This recipe is a slight variation of this Betty Crocker Stuffed Pepper recipe.

Stuffed peppers

4 large bell peppers (used 6 medium ones)
1 lb ground meat (I used venison)
1 cup cooked brown rice
1 clove garlic
2 cup spaghetti sauce
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 small onion, chopped
1 tsp salt
Black pepper to taste

Cut thin slice from stem end of each bell pepper to remove top. Remove seeds and membranes, rinse. If necessary, cut thin slice from bottom of each pepper so they stand up straight.

In large pot, add enough water to cover peppers. Heat to boiling, add peppers and cook about 2 minutes, drain.

Cook ground meat and onion in skillet over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until browned, drain. Stir in rice, salt, garlic and 1 cup of the sauce. Cook until hot. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Stuff peppers with mixture. Stand them upright in un-greased 8-inch square glass baking dish. Pour remaining sauce over peppers. I also put any remaining meat/rice mixture all around the base of the peppers with some sauce on it.

Cover tightly with foil. Bake 10 minutes. Uncover and bake about 15 minutes longer or until peppers are tender, sprinkling with cheese the last 5 minutes until it melts. They tasted great.

The whole meal involved cucumbers, tomatoes and peppers from the garden, and venison my husband hunted. Somehow that made it taste even better!



44 comments:

  1. Oh my! I have never made them with cheese on top! I must try this. We love cheese. My step-daughter just mentioned last week she wanted stuffed peppers. I freeze the biggest peppers from our garden every year so we can have them all year long.

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    1. Everything's better with cheese on top! Oh boy, I hope next year I have enough to freeze!

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  2. I was JUST telling someone how I've never made these, and was wanting to! Now I have a recipe to use! Yum!

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    1. LOL, good timing. If you make them, let me know how they turn out!

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  3. I haven't made stuffed peppers in YEARS! About time I get busy and make them

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  4. I love stuffed peppers! Only my MIL likes them, so I have to wait till she makes them, and we keep them all to ourselves!

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  5. I recently made stuffed bell peppers. It was just awesome! Everyone in my family loved it! :)

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  6. Awesome, I haven't had these since I was a kid... I completely forgot about them. Thank you!

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  7. This looks yummy! Thanks for stopping by my blog this week. :)

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  8. I LOVE stuffed peppers! I pinned this and will try it, too! Thank you!

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  9. That's so great you had so much produce from your garden. Mine did not do so well this year, but I didn't work very hard at it either. :)

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    1. Some things did great, others not so much :( A lot depends on the weather too!

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  10. I have never made these before bc my husband can't stand peppers. However I love them so I think on the next night he works late I am making them for just me they look delicious!

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  11. These look absolutely delicious! I will be making these very soon.

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  12. I really love stuffed peppers,but no one else does in my family :( I never get to have them!

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  13. I love stuffed peppers! I'm trying to get the hubby to like them more, not going so well! This looked delicious! I love all the vitamins and good stuff in them. Good job on growing them in your own garden!

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    1. Sounds like that's a common problem with hubbies, ha! I'm glad mine loves them.

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  14. These look delicious! I'll have to make them soon!

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  15. Those look good! Never tried stuffed peppers before. Thanks for sharing at the hop, Steph! :)

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  16. So I have never tried stuffed peppers before even though I love peppers. Unfortunately my husband hates them! Why!? Who knows!

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    1. It sounds like lots of people's hubbies hate them. How odd? Something in the flavor and male taste buds?

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  17. I do something similar, but I use bulk sausage and orzo pasta. That keeps it more with the Italian theme instead of a home cooking thing. I also cook the sausage in the sauce and all other ingredients (except the cooked orzo) all afternoon. Gives it a deep, tasty flavor. It's a huge hit!!

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    1. Wow, I'll bet that is awesome with sausage and orzo. It sounds really good.

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  18. I love the simplicity of this recipe! I have a Foodie Friday party, I'd love for you to come check out.

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  19. oh wow!! I've never made them with cheese on top. And I have some green peppers in the garden now to use for stuffed peppers. Gotta try this recipe. www.mylifeabundant.com

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    1. So cool you still have peppers. I need to grow more so I can freeze them for winter!

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  20. Oh that looks soooo good! and from your own garden just makes it more special. I've been looking for more interesting dishes lately, and I do believe this is just the ticket!

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    1. You're right, somehow coming from the garden makes it taste better! :)

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  21. You should be excited that they are from your garden! I love a good stuffed pepper. Yum! These seem kind of pizza like. Very different from my recipes. Yours looks and sounds good!

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    1. Thanks, Carla, I am! I love it when I can provide for the family from the garden. You know, you're right, they're kind of pizza-y!

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  22. Going to have to try your recipe soon.
    Thanks for linking up from Good Tastes Tuesday
    http://www.sherrylwilson.com/good-tastes-tuesday-november-19/

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  23. Thank you so very much for stopping by and sharing on Family Friday Link Up Party! Hope to see you again next week!

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    1. Thanks Carli! I enjoy your link up especially the variety it draws.

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  24. Hey Steph! This recipe is being featured today on Family Friday at Missy Homemaker. Stop on by and grab a button! http://missyhomemaker.com/family-friday-link-up-party2/

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    1. Wowza, thanks! I will definitely stop by and grab the button. How exciting!

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  25. These look so yummy - hey wait...I've got venison and peppers in the freezer...these just made our meal plan for the weekend.

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  26. Man these look yummy...hey wait...I have venison and peppers in the freezer. This just made our meal plan for the weekend. Thanks for the recipe.

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    1. Well that was good timing then :) I hope you like them. If you make them, let me know how it turns out! Thanks so much for stopping by.

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