Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween: Stuffed Jack O'Lanterns

Happy Halloween!

6 Orange Bell Peppers, seeds removed and tops reserved
1 1/2 lb Lean Ground Beef
1 Box Uncle Ben's Original Rice Recipe
8 oz Tomato sauce
1 cup Cheddar Cheese

Cook rice according to package instructions. Set aside.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Brown beef in a large rimmed skillet. Once it is cooked add tomato sauce and allow the mixture to simmer for 10 minutes. Add rice and cook for an additional 5 minutes. Remove from heat while peppers are prepared.  While the filling is cooking prepare the peppers. Using a small sharp knife, make cuts to replicate a jack o'lantern face, or any other desire shape. Stuff the peppers with the beef mixture and arrange in a casserole dish. Top with cheddar cheese.

Bake the peppers for 45-55 minutes, or until peppers are soft. Remove from oven and top with the "stems".

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