The deep vibrant green calls out “Healthy!” and catches your eye. Whether you’re at the local farmers market, your favorite grocery store or in your own garden, you’ll find the green bell pepper a perfect pick for the recipe we’re sharing with you today. (But if another color in the bright range of bell peppers strikes your fancy, go with it!) Easy Stuffed Peppers and another 400 delicious recipes can be found in “Bronner’s Flavorful Favorites” staff cookbook, available in-store and online.
When Aileen, Erin and I were selecting recipes to prepare and share, Easy Stuffed Peppers didn’t really excite me. I had forgotten what an hour and a half in the oven does to such simple ingredients, and what the resulting tasty comfort food does not only for the body, but also for the soul.
Easy Stuffed Peppers*
– 5-6 green bell peppers
– 1 1/2 lbs. ground round
– 1 tsp. salt
– 1/2 tsp. pepper
– 1 small onion, chopped
– 1 small clove garlic, minced (optional)
– 1 can tomato soup
– 1 small can tomato sauce
– 1 egg, slightly beaten
– 2/3 c. uncooked Minute rice
– 2 c. tomato juice
1. Wash 5-6 green peppers. Slice off tops and set aside with peppers. Remove seeds and membranes. Rinse the inside of peppers with water and tip upside down on paper towel to drain. (Erin had the clever idea of just skimming the tips off of the bottom of the pepper so that they would sit flat.)
2. Mix together the meat, spices, onion, soup, tomato sauce, rice and egg; fill each pepper; top with pepper top. (We precooked the meat and rice, but that is not necessary. We also choose not to cook the pepper top.)
3. Set each in a baking pan (at least 4 inches deep) and add 1 cup of water. Pour the tomato juice over peppers.
4. Cover and bake at 350° for 1 1/2 to 2 hours until soft and tender. Turn down oven if needed; peppers should not brown.
*submitted by Donna Rupprecht
Our video shows just how simple this delicious dish is to make! To add a Hungarian touch to your stuffed peppers, top with a dollop of sour cream.
Whether you’re looking to enjoy the simple comforts of real food or wanting to impress dinner guests without a great deal of stress, we’re sure you’ll find this easy recipe pleases every time!
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