Author Notes: My husband is NOT a bell pepper fan - except when I make Tasty Stuffed Peppers. Then he loves them, but not more than about three times a year. When I made them the other day, they were exceptionally good. I changed things up - as I am prone to do - but this time I actually wrote down what I did. I started out to make four and one of the bell peppers was not looking too good on the inside when I cut it open, so it got trashed. Now we have three. Still, plenty for the two of us. I ate the third one the next day for lunch. These babies are packed!
I only used one-half pound of the Ground Beef Mixture for the Stuffed Bell Peppers. The other half made my now famous - or infamous - Loose Meat Sliders! Check those out, too! - vivisue
Ground Beef Mixture
- 1 pound Ground Beef
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 1 tablespoon Red Chile powder
- 1 tablespoon minced Garlic
- Put fresh ground meat into frying pan along with all other ingredients and cook meat until browned. Drain fat if necessary.
Tasty Stuffed Peppers
- 4 Green Bell Peppers, the ones with 4 "points" on the bottom. They will sit upright.
- 1/2 Ground Beef Mixture
- 1 1/2 cup cooked Royal Blend Rice
- 1/2 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese
- 7-8 pieces Sundried Tomatoes in olive oil, chopped
- 1 large Spring Onion, or 3-4 scallions, chopped
- 3 tablespoons Tomato Paste
- 2 tablespoons sliced Black Olives
- 1 teaspoon Cumin
- Cut the tops off the peppers, just below the stem indentation. Take seeds out of the bottom and discard. I always save the top part around the stem and cut it off for salads and other dishes later. More leftovers.
- Rinse peppers thoroughly and place in a small microwavable baking dish, open side up. Microwave on high for about 4 minutes, or until slightly steamed. This takes the place of having to parboil them in a big pot of water.
- While the peppers are in the microwave, mix all the remaining ingredients, except for 1/4 cup of the cheese, in a large mixing bowl. Incorporate well.
- Remove peppers from microwave and stuff with your ground beef filling. Top with remaining cheese and bake in the oven at 375 degrees for 20 minutes.