Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Stuffed Bell Peppers!

As promised, here is a YUMMY recipe for stuffed bell peppers! I had a some extra filling which was really tasty in tortillas, or mixed in with pasta, or added to queso cheese for dip as leftovers! :)

2 large bell peppers (or more if cooking for more than 2)
1 lb ground beef
3 green peppers (chopped) ::it helps to freeze them whole before you chop them...less messy! :) ::
1 can tomato (petite diced, drained)
3 stalks chopped celery
1 8oz can Mexicorn (drained)
2-3 cloves garlic (chopped or minced)
ground chili pepper
shredded cheese (about 1.5 cups)

Cut off the tops of the peppers that you're going to stuff, cover with water in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
Cook the ground beef.  Meanwhile, mix the chopped green peppers, the drained canned tomato, chopped celery, drained mexicorn, chopped garlic, about a tbs of chili pepper, and a little salt and pepper to taste in a large bowl.  Once the beef is cooked, add it to the mixture.  Remove the peppers from the boiling water and fill with stuffing.  Place them in a 9x12 baking dish with a water in the bottom (about 1/2 inch or so).  Bake at 350* for 30-40 minutes.  Sprinkle with some cheese about halfway through cooking time and continue to cook until melted.  We made some brown rice (boil in a bag! yay!) to eat with our peppers....yum! :) Enjoy! :)