6 large green bell peppers 1 pound lean ground beef 1/2 cup chopped onion 1 can (16 ounce size) diced tomatoes, undrained 1/2 cup long grain rice 1/2 cup water 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1 teaspoon hot sauce, optional
Carefully slice the tops off the bell peppers and discard the seeds and fibrous membranes. Remove the stem portion of the top and finely dice the remaining portion of the tops.
In a dutch oven, bring water to a boil (you'll need enough to cover the bell peppers). Add the peppers and cook for about 5 minutes, uncovered, until they are crisp tender. Remove the peppers from the water and invert on a plate to drain.
In a large, non-stick skillet, cook the ground beef, onion, and chopped bell pepper tops until beef is no longer pink and onion is translucent. Drain off any excess fat. Stir in diced tomatoes along with their liquid, uncooked rice, water, salt, Worcestershire sauce. Season as desired with black pepper. Bring to a boil then reduce heat; cover. Simmer the mixture for about 20 minutes or until the rice is cooked. Remove from heat and stir in cheese.
Lightly salt the insides of the drained peppers. Spoon the meat mixture evenly into the peppers. Place them upright in a baking pan just big enough to hold them all upright. If they don't want to stand up you can crumple some aluminum foil and wedge that between them.
Cover and bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes. Remove foil and let bake for 5-10 more minutes for excess liquid to cook off. Serve hot.
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Sep 6, 2012
Of course I doubled the cheese and then topped with extra cheese. Also, I added parsley, crushed red pepper and garlic to the beef mixture. Yum!
Jun 29, 2012
My husband and I always grow bell peppers in our garden and are always trying something different with them and this recipe is perfect. It was easy, the only thing we substituted was the hamburger for some left over pork, it still came out terrific.
Jul 11, 2008
Great recipe! I added 1 tablespoon of chili powder instead of hot sauce...you get the flavor without the heat.
Sep 11, 2007
Excellent. Full of flavor. For sauce I used my own fresh tomatoes, garlic and a can of tomato soup. Can be prepared well ahead of time. Mashed potatoes make a great side dish.
Aug 31, 2007
Very easy to make and was enjoyed by everyone.
Apr 4, 2006
This is very good. I add a couple cloves of garlic to the ground beef. Very Easy!