Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Stuffed Peppers

Well, I have no pictures today, but I do have a yummy recipe for you--that every single one  of my kids liked!  :-)  I am by no means a gourmet cook or a kitchen diva, but I do love cooking (especially baking), and it's always fun to share a successful experiment! 

I bought some green bell peppers at the farmer's market a few weeks ago, and Megan has been begging me to make stuffed peppers.  She didn't know what they were, but she loves peppers.

So tonight, I browned some ground beef, putting in some garlic salt & pepper & diced green onions for a little flavor.  I put 1/2 of that in the freezer for another dinner.  I cooked up about 1/2 cup of white basmati rice (SO GOOD!  It smells like popcorn as you cook it, and just has a really yummy, buttery flavor) and added that to the hamburger that was left.  Then I mixed in about 4 oz of shredded cheddar. 

I cut off the tops of the four green peppers I had left and two tomatoes that I had in the fridge, scooped out the insides, stuffed with the hamburger mixture, placed them in a pan (with sides), and cooked them in the oven at 350 for about 20 minutes.  Super easy, and they were SO good!  Tristan didn't eat his pepper, but he's my pickiest eater and he ate every bite of the stuffing.   Ryan loved it because it seemed just a tad 'fancier' than what I normally make, Megan loved it because she got to eat a whole pepper, and the boys just liked the rice.  Josyan even said, "That smells really good, Mom!"  :-)  Next time, I'll make a double batch.  ;-)


Kelly said...

Mmm! Sounds good! I made taco soup the other night, thinking I had come up with some cool new thing, only to find a bunch of recipes for it online.

Side note-tomatoes are supposed to have better flavor when stored at room temp. Same with citrus fruit. Something I learned recently.

worryfreemom said...

It's ok. The first time you make it is a cool new thing. ;-) I do it all the time. lol I would probably eat the tomatoes more if I stored them at room temp, but would rather have non-moldy tomatoes than better flavored ones, I guess. I'm hoping I'll get some fresh tomatoes from my fall vines. We'll see! :-)

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