Sunday, February 12, 2012

Stuffed peppers

1 boil in a bag long grain rice (i used boil in a bag brown rice)
4 medium red bell peppers
3/4 lb. ground sirloin (I used ground turkey)
1 c. chopped onion (I used half that)
1/2 c. chopped parsley (i used a couple shakes of dried parsley)
1 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. ground allspice
2 c. bottled tomato-basil pasta sauce (i used canned tj tomato sauce)
1/2 c. of parmesan cheese (didn't do this, just topped dave's with mozzarella)
1/2 c. dry red wine (i didn't use any)
cooking spray

Preheat the oven at 450

Cook the rice . Set aside

Cut off tops of peppers and clean them out. Place peppers cut sides down in a baking dish, cover with plastic wrap. Microwave these on high 2 minutes or until peppers re crisp-tender. Let cool.

Heat skillet over med-hi heat. Add beef and the next 5 ingredients (beef through allspice). Cook 4 mins. or until beef is cooked. Remove from heat, add rice and 1/2 c. pasta sauce, and cheese to beef mixture, stirring to combine.

While beef cooks, combine 1 1/2 c. pasta sauce with wine in small sauce pan and bring to a boil.

Spoon3/4 c. beef mixture into each pepper. Place peppers in a 2 quart baking dish coated with cooking spray .... add wine mixture to pan. Cover with foil.

Bake at 450 for 20 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 5 minutes or until lightly browned. Garnish with the pepper tops if you want.

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