Yummy Stuffed Peppers Recipe
I have always loved eating my grandma's famous stuffed peppers. This was a staple that was served at all our family outings when I was growing up. My heart still flutters a little when I think about those gooey stuffed delights. She put an enormous amount of cheese on her stuffed peppers, which seemed to make them a little different from all the others I have tried. So being a total cheese-head, it was love at first bite. These can be time-consuming to make, so if you have a busy day ahead of you, the best thing would be to get everything ready the night before. That way they are pretty much ready to pop into the oven when you're ready to cook them the next day.
- 12 Green peppers
- Three pounds of ground hamburger meat
- Four cups of tomato sauce
- One cup of rice
- Four cups of onions
- Five tsp of minced garlic or three cloves
- Four cups of mozzarella cheese
- Three tbsp of salt
- Pam cooking spray
- One Glass baking pan
You can switch up the amount of some of the ingredients if you want it is all about what you like, and how many people you are making these for. I made 12 because I was cooking for 6 people when I made these.
- Preheat your oven to 350°degrees.
- Slice the top off all of the peppers, make sure to leave enough pepper behind to stuff.
- Clean your peppers out making sure to leave no seeds behind.
- Boil some water for your rice so you can get it started before you start anything else.
- Once you have your rice cooked, go ahead and boil another pot of water make sure to use a big pot this water will be used for your peppers. Make sure to add your salt at this time the salt gives the peppers a more pleasant taste.
- Place your peppers into the boiling water for about five minutes any longer than that and they will get very mushy, you want them tough enough that they will not rip when you stuff them.
- Once your peppers are done boiling place them onto a plate to dry while you make everything else.
- Now dice four cups of onions and mix your garlic up with the onions this mixture will be added to your hamburger meat.
- Fry your hamburger meat until it is not pink anymore.
- Add two of your four cups of tomato sauce and your onion mixture to your meat and blend well.
- Once your rice is done mix it in with the meat as well.
- Spray your glass pan thoroughly with your cooking spray and place your peppers standing up in the pan keep them kind of close so they don't tip over in the pan.
- Stuff your peppers until you can't stuff them anymore, then cover your peppers with the remainder of the tomato sauce and bake them for 45 to 50 minutes.
- Put your cheese on your peppers the last five minutes of cooking them to melt it and viola.
My grandma was such a wonderful cook she put so much love into every single recipe she ever made. She taught me that cooking can and should be something to enjoy and love. She used to tell me if you don't put your heart and soul into it then it ain't worth making.
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© 2012 Mary
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