Stuffed Sweet Peppers
Posted by pdxpogo 12 years ago
Haven't made these in a while but they are good so lets go!  
You can be a purist and fire up 2 cups of Jasmine/Basmati Rice that is 3 cups of water for 2 cups of rice in my rice cooker.  
Or you can get yourself a Uncle Bens "Quick Rice" Pouch and boil that up by directions.  
Preheat oven to 350 F.  
Brown up 1 ib of Hamburger (I like extra lean 7% fat)  
Dice up a medium sweet onion (about 3/4 cup loose) add that to hamburger.  
1 TSP of chopped fresh garlic 1 TBLSP if you use garlic power  
1 TBLSP of Kosher Salt  
1 TSP Fresh ground Pepper  
1 TBLSP of Italian Seasoning  
Add the seasoning to the hamburger/onion mix mix well spread it around  
Cut the tops off 4 Green (other color sweet pepper) Sweet Peppers  
Remove the seeds and any support structures inside the pepper. Cut peppers in half top to bottom.  
Dice the tops of the peppers up add to the hamburger.  
When rice is done let it sit for 10 minutes or so running a fork through it to keep it from glomping up.  
Add browned hamburger to rice mix well. (if you use regular hamburger drain off the grease first)  
In a greased (pam) baking dish layout pepper halves skin side down fill pepper halves with rice hamburger mixture. Top pepper halves with tomato sauce (Ragu Prego works too).  
Place in oven for 45 minutes. 30 minutes in add another spoon of tomato sauce to peppers.  
After 45 minutes top each pepper half with a slice of provolone cheese. Return to oven let cheese melt.  
Remove and serve hot with a salad on the side.  
Serves 4