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This time of the year, there are plenty of vegetables available in your local markets .The selection is great and one of the varieties I am seeing are peppers- red, green. yellow and orange. All are good for you to use for this very easy recipe that you can make ahead or just in time for dinner.
Old Fashioned Homemade Stuffed Peppers:
8 large peppers
1 tablespoon of butter
1 medium onion ,chopped
1 lb. of lean, ground beef
1 cup of canned tomatoes
2 cups of cooked rice
Salt and pepper to taste
½ cup of fine dry breadcrumbs
Cut peppers slightly above the half mark; remove seeds and tough white membrane. Cover with boiling water and cook for about 5 minutes. Drain. Sprinkle with salt and cool before filling.
To make the filling:
Saute chopped onion and ground beef in butter. Add canned tomatoes and rice. Season with salt and pepper. Fill prepared peppers with the mixture and top with bread crumbs.
Bake in moderate oven (350F) for 15 minutes, increase temperature to 400F and continue baking until tops are brown – about 10 minutes. You can sprinkle your stuffed peppers with shredded cheese for extra flavour.
Hope you have enjoyed this recipe – let me know how it turned out for you! You input is always greatly appreciated.