Saturday, February 4, 2012

Stuffed Peppers

I LOVE bell peppers!  We grow a ton of them each summer but they never last thru the fall.  Today I broke my resolve and bought them at the grocery - I almost passed on from the price!  I think we should grow these professionally, the profit margin is amazing!

1 pound ground beef
1/2 lb sausage (Italian or Country sausage, your choice)
1 cup long grain white rice (cooked)
4 bell peppers (any color pepper is fine)
2 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
salt and pepper to taste

Wash the peppers, cut the tops off and discard the seeds and spines.  Blend the ground beef, sausage, cooked rice, tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce and spices in a mixing dish.  Blend well then stuff into peppers.  You can put the tops back on if you like that look.  Some people like to add a little grated parmesan cheese on top. 

Some like to cut the peppers in half horizontally then add the filling.  They will cook faster if you do this.  It's a good option if you're in a hurry.

Bake at 350* for 40 - 50 minutes.  Peppers should be tender and your filling should be well done in the center.  I like to serve this with corn on the cob and a light green salad.  Normally a summer meal for us but with all the warm weather we've had this Spring fever is way ahead of schedule!  Enjoy!

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