Monday, November 22, 2010

Stuffed Peppers

I think everyone's mom or family member had a recipe for stuffed peppers they remember from their youth. Maybe not everyone feels this way, but I always loved stuffed peppers. This recipe is different than my Mother's, but still very very yummy. I mixed it up with a few green olives, paprika, and garlic. The peppers came out so yummy! I think that this will stay on rotation. Maybe with a little lamb and feta? Oh the possibilities. Enjoy!
Ingredients
1 lb ground beef
4 bell peppers
1 onion, diced
1/3 cup carrots, chopped
4 large green olives, sliced
1 can diced tomato, drained
1 clove garlic, minced
2 Tbl parsley, chopped
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp dried thyme
1/2 cup cooked rice (I used brown)
1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
Parmesan cheese and chopped parsley for sprinkling


Instructions
Add beef, garlic, carrots, and onion to a large skillet. Cook till beef is browned and veggies are tender. Meanwhile, cut off tops of bells peppers and clean out the seeds. When beef mixture is finished add tomatoes, olives, parsley, salt, pepper, paprika, and thyme. Mix well and add the rice. Allow mixture to simmer for about 10 minutes. Stuff peppers with beef mixture, and place upright in a small casserole dish. Top with mozzarella cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for about 25-30 minutes. Sprinkle parmesan cheese and parsley on top.

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