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.
Planned Kids Cooking Curriculum
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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