Stuffed Green Peppers
Prep Time: 30 Min
Cook Time: 30 Min
Ready In: 1 Hr
- 6 green bell peppers
- salt to taste
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1/3 cup chopped onion
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 3/4 cup uncooked rice
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
- 2 (10.75 ounce) cans condensed tomato soup
- water as needed
- Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cut the tops off the peppers, and remove the seeds. Cook peppers in boiling water for 5 minutes; drain. Sprinkle salt and cheese inside each pepper, and set aside.
- In a large skillet, saute beef, onions and 1 tsp. of Worcestershire sauce for 5 minutes, or until beef is browned. Drain off excess fat, and season with salt and pepper. Stir in the tomatoes (with juice), rice and 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce. Cover, and simmer for 15 minutes, or until rice is tender.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. (175 degrees C). Stuff each pepper with the beef and rice mixture, and place peppers open side up in a baking dish. Sprinkle tops with cheese. In a medium bowl, combine tomato soup with just enough water to make the soup a gravy consistency. Pour over the peppers.
- Bake covered for 25 to 35 minutes, until heated through and cheese is melted and bubbly.
This was a regular meal in my house growing up and I probably haven't had them since I lived at home. I've been wanting to try the recipe for a long time and finally decided to do it! In hindsight, making this hot dish on a 95+ degree (heat advisory warning) day probably wasn't my best plan. But they were soooo good!
I made some very slight modifications to the recipe (my changes are reflected above). I don't cook with onions because I hate them. Normally I don't feel like anything is missing when I omit onions, but I felt like the meat was a little bland. Next time I plan to mix some of the Worcestershire sauce with the meat and maybe add some onion powder in place of the onions.
Other than that, I pretty much followed the directions exactly. Well I didn't completely follow the steps. As usual, I am incapable of following directions exactly and made some minor errors. I didn't get rid of the seeds. I overlooked that step when following along with the recipe and assumed they would come out in the boiling water. They didn't so please learn from my mistake! Luckily they kind of blended in with the rice and maybe they are filled with fiber or something.
Pat gave the meal a 10+! That's a record for me! I have to say, the leftovers were just as good, if not better than the meal was the first time around. We will definitely be making this meal again but I think we'll wait until the weather cools off a bit first.