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Cheesy Beef Stuffed Peppers

August 27, 2018
Photo by Dash of Amy
Author Notes

Yellow, green, and red peppers stuffed with a delicious combination of grass fed beef, onions, bread crumbs, and cheese. Baked and topped with fresh basil. —Dash of Amy

  • Prep time 10 minutes
  • Cook time 45 minutes
  • Makes 7-8
Ingredients
  • 3-4 peppers, assorted colors, sliced in half, seeds removed (assortment of colors)
  • 1 pound grass fed ground beef
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup dried Parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 bunch fresh basil, divided
  • 2/3 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1-2 cups Marinara sauce
  • 1/3 cup fresh Parmesan cheese
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Cut the peppers in half and pull out the seeds.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine the beef, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, 1/3 cup Mozzarella cheese, egg, tomato paste, garlic, salt, pepper, and half of the fresh basil.
  3. Mix well, using your hands to get the mixture combined.
  4. Place a heaping spoonful of the meat mixture into each pepper, pressing it down.
  5. Place the stuffed peppers in a baking dish, pour the sauce evenly over the top, then sprinkle with the fresh Parmesan cheese and 1/3 cup of the Mozzarella cheese.
  6. Cover with foil, and bake for 30 minutes at 400*.
  7. Sprinkle the fresh Parmesan cheese and 1/3 cup of the Mozzarella cheese evenly over the peppers, cover again, and bake an additional 15 minutes.
  8. Sprinkle the cooked peppers with fresh basil, and serve hot.
  9. WATCH ME MAKE THIS RECIPE STEP BY STEP ON MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL: DASH OF AMY

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