Sunday, September 24, 2017

Stuffed Peppers

More oven-baked goodness coming your way!

Stuffed peppers are considered a comfort food by many--probably because it's one food stuffed into another food...and that seems comforting to many of us.  I think it also brings back childhood memories of a warm meal on a cool night while stuffing yourself with stuffed food till your little belly said, "No more! I'm comforted! You can stop now." And with a full belly, you sat around with the family and watched the Carol Burnett Show before a bath; then bedtime.

Ahhhh...sweet memories. 😊

Growing up, Mom would serve mashed potatoes on the side .That's the way I like to serve them too.

They are not hard to make. It takes about 20 minutes to assemble, but another hour to cook, so be sure to start this supper a little early. It really is worth the wait, though.

Some like cheese on top, and I'm sure that's good too 'cause, CHEESE! But I never had them that way so I don't bother with it since they are perfect as is. Plus, that might mess with my memories. :)

You can drizzle the tomato sauce on top, or leave it plain.

A simple salad on the side would also round out the meal.

To make this recipe, you will need:

1 lb. ground beef
1 cup COOKED white rice (I use Minute Rice to save time. Follow directions on box)
6 green bell peppers 
1 T. Worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. onion powder
Salt and Pepper (to taste)
2 8oz. cans tomato sauce
1 tsp. Good Season's Italian Dressing mix.


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

While rice is cooking, brown the beef in skillet.

Remove the tops, seeds and membranes from the peppers. Arrange in a baking dish with the hollowed side up.

In a bowl, mix beef, cooked rice, 1 can tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, the garlic and onion powders, salt and pepper.,
Spoon an equal amount of mixture into each pepper. Mix remaining sauce with seasoning mix in a bowl and pour over the stuffed peppers.

Bake for one hour, basting with the sauce every 15 minutes.

*Covering with foil while baking keeps it moist. Uncover the last 15 minutes if you use foil.
  1. ENJOY!
  2. And because comfort food can only do so much...I find my real and lasting comfort here:


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  2. How much tomato sauce is used in this recipe?

    1. Sorry. I fixed it in the recipe. A total of 2 8oz. cans. One is mixed in the meat, the other is poured over. Thank you for pointing that out.