Sunday, January 8, 2017

A Lil Somethin' From Peggy

Here's a stuffed pepper recipe from a woman named Peggy, a friend of my parents when they lived in Mundelein, Illinois from when my dad was in seminary. This makes a great main dish provided you like green bell peppers. It could be easily modified according to taste--heck, go hog wild and be creative.  It's also naturally gluten-free. Check it out below!

Stuffed Peppers

6 medium green peppers
1 lb of hamburger
1/3 cup of onion
16 oz can of diced tomatoes
1 tsp of Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup of water
1/2 cup of uncooked rice
4 oz of shredded cheddar
1/2 tsp of salt
Dash of pepper

Wash and clean out peppers, removing the tops. Dice onions. In large skillet, cook and drain hamburger and diced onion, add salt and pepper to taste. Add diced tomatoes, 1/2 cup of water, 1/2 cup of rice, and Worcestershire sauce. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes.

Stuff peppers; cover with cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.

A Note from Bethany...
The original recipe called for "sharp, processed cheese (Velveeta)" to be stirred into the stuffing. I have modified the recipe slightly for the cheese to be sprinkled on top of the stuffed pepper right before it is baked in the oven.