Stuffed Bell Peppers

stuffed-bellpeppers-rice-groundpork-red-bell-peppers-sourcream- tomato-sauce-main-coarse-main-dish

This recipe for stuffed sweet bell peppers is simple and delicious! With just a few ingredients that you may already have on hand, you are able to create a very tasty and satisfying meal. I have come to love this version due to the simplicity and the good tasting results.

As I have mentioned before, I sometimes come to believe that simple recipes can be very tasty at times. This dish happens to be one of those really quick to prepare, simple and yet delicious meals. Now, these do take some to to bake but the prepping is pretty basic. I got this recipe of a dear friend of mine who happened to let me try her stuffed peppers. After I had tried one, I was so impressed at how good they tasted, and the sauce that it was cooked in, was just wonderful. When she had told me how it was done I was amazed at how simple it was to make.The filling is pretty basic as your just making one saucy sauté mixture and then tossing half of it with some rice and meat, while reserving the rest for the tops. The rice and peppers are then finished cooking in all those good juices from the meat and other ingredients. The aroma these peppers give is just so wonderful! These peppers are not at all overpowering with a tomato scent but wonderfully balanced out with all the other nice flavors. I can eat the topping alone which happens to be so delicious, so drizzle some more of that sauce and serve with sour cream to have an amazing meal!

stuffed-bellpeppers-rice-groundpork-red-bell-peppers-sourcream- tomato-sauce-main-coarse-main-dish

stuffed-bellpeppers-rice-groundpork-red-bell-peppers-sourcream- tomato-sauce-main-coarse-main-dish

 

IMG_9184

Rinse 1 cup of rice and drain. Place rice into a small saucepan; add 1 1/2 cups of water to the rice and bring to a boil. Once rice boils, immediately reduce heat to low heat and simmer over low heat for 15 min. Once done set aside and cool.

IMG_9213

Dice onions. Peel and wash the carrots; grate. Thinly slice the tops off of the bell peppers and remove insides (the seeded part). Set aside.IMG_9195IMG_9198

IMG_9201

In a large shallow frying pan heat 7 tbsp of oil over med-high heat. Add onions and carrots and sauté for about ten minutes, until tender. Add 4 (8 oz) cans of tomato sauce (or 2 (15 oz ) cans of tomato sauce), 2 tsp sugar, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp ground black pepper and 1 tbsp of vegeta. Simmer over med-low heat for an additional 5 minutes. Set aside and cool slightly before adding to the meat mixture.

IMG_9216

In a large bowl combine the ground beef mixture, 1/4 tsp of salt, rice, and half of the tomato sauté mixture, reserving the other half for the tops.

IMG_9218IMG_9220

 

 

 

 

 

 

Firmly pack each bell pepper with the filling mixture and place each bell pepper into a heavy duty cast iron. Delude 1/4 cup of water to the remaining tomato sauté mixture and pour over the stuffed bell peppers. Bake covered in a preheated 400 degrees F oven for 1 hour and then reduce heat to 325 degrees F and bake for an additional 1 hour. Turn off oven and allow to sit covered.  Serve with sour cream and drizzle juices from the peppers over each serving, if desired.

IMG_9224IMG_9230

 

 

 

 

 

stuffed-bellpeppers-rice-groundpork-red-bell-peppers-sourcream- tomato-sauce-main-coarse-main-dish

stuffed bell peppers3stuffed-bellpeppers-rice-groundpork-red-bell-peppers-sourcream- tomato-sauce-main-coarse-main-dish

Stuffed Bell Peppers
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
Alyona's Cooking:
Serves: 6 peppers
Ingredients
  • 1½ lb ground pork
  • 6 sweet red bell peppers
  • ½ cup white rice (botan calrose rice)
  • ½ whole grain brown rice (uncle ben's)
  • 1½ cups water
  • 3 carrots
  • 2 onions
  • 4 (8oz) cans tomato sauce
  • 7 tbsp oil for frying
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp vegeta
  • ¼ tsp salt (to the meat mixture)
  • ¼ cup water (to delude with sauté)
Instructions
  1. Rinse 1 cup of rice and drain. Place rice into a small saucepan; add 1½ cups of water to the rice and bring to a boil. Once rice boils, immediately reduce heat to low heat and simmer over low heat for 15 min. Once done set aside and cool.
  2. Dice onions.
  3. Peel and wash the carrots; grate.
  4. Thinly slice the tops off of the bell peppers and remove insides (the seeded part). Set aside.
  5. In a large shallow frying pan heat 7 tbsp of oil over med-high heat. Add onions and carrots and sauté for about ten minutes, until tender.
  6. Then add 4 (8 oz) cans of tomato sauce (or 2 (15 oz ) cans of tomato sauce), 2 tsp sugar, ½ tsp salt, ½ tsp ground black pepper and 1 tbsp of vegeta. Simmer over med-low heat for an additional 5 minutes. Set aside and cool slightly before adding to the meat mixture.
  7. In a large bowl combine the ground beef mixture, ¼ tsp of salt, rice, and half of the tomato sauté mixture, reserving the other half for the tops.
  8. Firmly pack each bell pepper with the filling mixture and place each bell pepper into a heavy duty cast iron.
  9. Delude ¼ cup of water to the remaining tomato sauté mixture and pour over the stuffed bell peppers.
  10. Bake covered in a preheated 400 degrees F oven for 1 hour and then reduce heat to 325 degrees F and bake for an additional 1 hour. Turn off oven and allow to sit covered.
  11. Serve with sour cream and drizzle juices from the peppers over each serving, if desired.

 

Share and Follow:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *