Hot Stuffed Bell Peppers

Total Time
1hr 35mins
40 mins
55 mins

This recipe is a nice change from the typical stuffed peppers with rice. I found it years ago in my mothers' wonderful recipe collection. Great fall fare when the peppers are so fresh.

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  1. Remove tops and seeds from peppers and blanch for 5-7 minutes.
  2. Heat vegetable oil in skillet.
  3. Add onions, garlic, some chopped pepper from tops and fry until soft.
  4. Add the meat, oregano, salt, bay leaves and Tabasco sauce and fry until meat is cooked.
  5. Stir in flour, stock, ketchup and bring to boil.
  6. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  7. Preheat oven to 350.
  8. Discard bay leaves from mixture, spoon into peppers and place in a greased baking dish.
  9. Bake for 40 minutes.
  10. While peppers are baking make the sauce.
  11. Put cream cheese, cream, salt and cayenne into a pan and simmer until mixture is smooth, stirring constantly.
  12. Do not boil.
  13. Pour the hot sauce over the peppers and cook until sauce is bubbling and starting to brown, about 15 minutes.
  14. Serve immediately.