Friday, February 20, 2009

Food for "thought" Friday

So I was torn on WHICH recipe to post here since I have found a few good ones over the last few weeks... But since the one I found last night needs a bit of tweaking, I figured I should start with one from last week.

Stuffed Bell Peppers

1 lb. ground beef
1 small onion, diced
1 1/2 c prepared rice
6 medium to large bell peppers
2 (15 oz) cans tomato sauce
1/2 cup honey, separated
grated cheese
Dice onion and place in a skillet, add ground beef and brown however you prefer seasoning to taste with salt, pepper and garlic salt. Once the meat is cooked, add the cooked rice. Add 1 can tomato sauce and a HEAPING 1/4 cup of honey. Simmer on low while you prepare the bell pepper.
Cut the bell peppers in half and remove seeds and membrane. Cut the stem off and place side by side in a 9X13 baking dish. Pour meat mixture into each bell pepper "boat." In a small bowl combine the remaining can of tomato sauce and another HEAPING 1/4 cup of honey. Microwave for about 30 seconds to better incorporate the honey and tomato sauce. Stir well then pour the sauce over the stuffed bell peppers.
Bake at 350 for 1 hour or until peppers are cooked to desired done-ness. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with grated cheese. Serve once cheese melts a bit.

YUMMY! This recipe makes a lot. I cut it in half and was very happy with how it turned out. Also, the filling freezes well, so feel free to make a full batch and freeze half if you have a small family.


Moon Family said...

I loved seeing the adventures of your girls. They have such different and adorable personalities. Way cute pics!