Savory Stuffed Bell Peppers

The meat filling is very flavorful, with ketchup giving it sweetness and complexity. Instead of peppers, you can make porcupine meatballs or stuffed tomatoes.

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2hrs 10mins
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  • Pour boiling water over rice and soak the rice for 30 minutes (or longer).
  • Mix all ingredients from beef to cayenne, plus 1/2 cup ketchup.
  • Stuff the pepper halves with the mixture.
  • Put the stuffed peppers into an oven-safe deep pan with a tight-fitting lid. Pour chicken broth, remaining 1/2 cup ketchup, and water over the peppers. You should attempt to cover as much of the peppers as possible, but if you cannot cover them completely, it is OK - the tops of the peppers will steam.
  • Cover and cook in the oven on 450 F until liquid boils. Then reduce heat to 325 F and cook 1.5 hours, or until the exposed rice on the top of the peppers is cooked. (You can also make it on the stove top, by first heating it till water boils and then reducing heat to medium, but you have to be careful not to burn the bottoms of the peppers.).
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  1. psyk751
    This is a marvelous old recipe for stuffed peppers. Something really different for dinner! A few changes are necessary though: You can easily cut this recipe in half. For the sauce you cook it in, substitute 2 cans beef broth, add a can of tomato soup and 1/2 tsp of salt. Then when you have poured it over the meatballs, add half a bay leaf. I found that if you are going to cook this at 450 degrees you will need to lightly lay a piece of tin foil over the top so the stuffed peppers don't burn. My stuffed peppers were finished in about an hour and 10 minutes. I stuffed some and left some just as porcupine meatballs for the kids. GREAT TASTE
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  2. Anya4405
    The meat filling is very flavorful, with ketchup giving it sweetness and complexity. Instead of peppers, you can make porcupine meatballs or stuffed tomatoes.
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