Stuffed peppers is one of those dishes that I always seem to forget about. I remember when I was still living at home (and let’s be honest it wasn’t that long ago) I would ask my mom what we were having for dinner, and she would say stuffed peppers. I got so excited because it is probably one of my favorite dinners that didn’t make it into the rotation too often. These do take some prep time, but once they are assembled you can sit back and relax.
In our first produce box
, we got some beautiful green peppers and I knew immediately that I was going to turn them into stuffed peppers. I am sure many people have their own versions, but this is the one that I grew up on and I don’t know if I would like any other variation. This was Blair’s first time having them and he was a fan. But who am I kidding, what will the boy not eat?!?
6 medium green peppers, tops cut off and inside scooped out
1 lb. ground beef or turkey
1 cup rice cooked
1/3 cup bread crumbs
1/2 cup chili sauce
1 egg, slightly beaten
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
1/2 cup grated cheese (I use mozzarella)
What you’ll do:
Blanch peppers for 2-3 minutes after cleaning them. Season inside with salt & pepper after blanching. Cook ground beef or ground turkey until no longer pink. Drain. Combine meat with bread crumbs, chili sauce, egg, rice, salt, and pepper. Toss to combine. Stuff peppers, drizzle with some chili sauce and shredded cheese. Cover, bake at 350 degrees for 55 minutes.
Source: Betsy Blaston