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Stuffed Bell Peppers Recipe

This stuffed bell peppers recipe is great for hiding a few extra vegetables in the rice and hamburger mixture. I like to prepare this recipe in the morning and cook it at dinnertime.

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Making Stuffed Peppers

6 bell peppers
1 onion
1 carrot
1 chicken bouillon cube
2 cups cooked rice
1 lb. ground beef
1/2 cup tomato sauce

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bring a pan of water to boil and place peppers cut in half lengthwise or whole with tops cut off and seeds removed. Boil several minutes. Drain and set aside.

stuffed peppers

Add 1-2 tablespoons oil to a frying pan. Grate 1 onion and 1 peeled carrot into oil. Saute 1 minute. Add 2 cups rice and 1 bouillon cube. Stir several minutes until rice turns glassy. Stir in 2 cups water. Turn to medium low and simmer with a lid on.

stuffed peppers mixture

Meanwhile in separate bowl, add 1 lb. uncooked ground beef and 1/2 cup tomato sauce together. Add in rice and stir to combine. Stuff peppers and bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes.

stuffed peppers
stuffed peppers
Drizzle with sour cream if desired.

Add hidden vegetables

You can add even more nutrition and vegetables by adding pureed vegetables to your hamburger mixture. This way if kids don't like or eat all the bell pepper itself they are still getting lots of nutrition in the meat rice mix.

hidden vegetables

blue checkYou can use this recipe for stuffed zucchini also.

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Variations on a Stuffed Bell Peppers Recipe

Stuffed Green Pepper Soup

by Whitney Weidenborner
(Bemidji, MN U.S.A)

This is one of my Dad's favorite soups! Me and my Mother made this.

1 cup ground sausage
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
1/8 cup onion flakes
1/4 cup water
1 small can of chicken broth
1 small can of tomato soup
1/8 t garlic powder
1 cup cooked rice

Cook sausage until done. Drain. Put all ingredients into blender.
Pour into a sauce pan and add rice. Cover and heat through. Makes 3 cups.

Here is a meatless stuffed peppers.

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