Stuffed Sweet Bell Peppers

READY IN: 2hrs
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Cut the tops off peppers, clean out the seeds and any heavy membranes, and set into 2 (lightly oiled)deep baking dishes.
  • Saute 2 of the onions with the (diced) tops of the peppers in olive oil.
  • Set aside to allow to cool.
  • Saute remaining onion (until translucent) and garlic in olive oil in saucepan (add the garlic in last 3 minutes, so it does not burn).
  • Add the tomato sauce (reserve about 1/4 cup), diced tomato (if no fresh tomato is available, a small can of diced tomato works fine), and sugar.
  • Let sauce simmer gently while stuffing peppers.
  • Slightly beat egg in a medium bowl.
  • Add ground beef, the reserved tomato sauce, rice, sauted peppers/onion mixture, and spices.
  • Mix lightly and fill peppers.
  • Add sauce to baking dish.
  • Bake (covered) at 350 degrees for 45 minutes, putting cheese on top during last 15 minutes of baking time.
  • Serve with a green vegetable or salad.
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