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Stuffed Yellow Pepper

for what it's worth-jeannie
This is another great summer recipe.  I purchased some large yellow bell peppers at the market to make this recipe you can use green or red. Hmm, red, wouldn’t that make a pretty meal.   It’s a recipe a beginning cook can easily accomplish.
Recipe for 4
Preheat oven 350 F
  • 1/2 pound ground beef or turkey
  • 2 bell peppers (I love the slight sweetness of the yellow peppers)
  • Spices: 1/2-1 teaspoon of each:  chopped fresh basil, thyme, parsley, garlic clove
  • 1/4 chopped onion
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 6 saltine crackers, crushed
  • salt & pepper from the shakers
  • 1/2 cup tomato basil sauce, divided (or purchased spaghetti sauce of your choice)
  • 4 slices provolone cheese
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Slice the peppers in half and clean out the seeds and light membrane.  Place in baking dish cut side up. 
Mix the ingredients together with the meat and about 1/4 cup of the sauce using your hands.  If that’s too gross for you, you can use a fork.  Just try to get the ingredients mixed in really well then press 1/4 of the meat mixture into each of the pepper halves.  Pour the rest of the sauce on top.  Bake 350 F about 30 minutes.  Add a slice of cheese on top of each stuffed pepper, return to the oven for 10-15 more minutes. 
I cook for two, so instead of adding the cheese to the extra two, I cool and then freeze them for another day…another meal.  All I have to do is defrost and add the cheese for 10 minutes in the oven.  This also makes a pretty great meatball for pasta.

3 comments:

  1. I've never made stuffed peppers before...but I think I need to now! Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. We really like them. If you prefer them a little softer, parboil in a pot of boiling hot water about a minute before stuffing and baking.

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  2. Oh wow! These look amazing! I'm so gonna have to try this! Thanks for sharing! ~Tammy

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