Daily Recipe - Spicy Stuffed Peppers

by Divine Domesticity on April 7th, 2008

If you want to go the vegetarian route, you could cook some boca burgers then chop them up. My RLF (real life friend) Amy tried this variation and said it turned out great. (Hey Amy! Sup Biatch?!)

Spicy Stuffed Peppers
Makes 4 Stuffed Peppers

2 cups water
1 cup uncooked white rice
4 large bell peppers, colors of your choice
1 1/2 lbs lean ground beef
1 onion, diced
garlic powder to taste
salt to taste
ground black pepper to taste
red pepper flakes, amount varies depending on how spicy you want it. I used about 1 tsp.
2 8 ounce cans tomato sauce
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese (Add more if you are a cheese hound, which I am, but my husband is not. You can add more cheese to the meat mixture as well as on top.)

1. In a medium saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add rice and stir. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.

2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

3. Cut off tops of bell peppers. Remove seeds and white parts. Place bell peppers in medium saucepan with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil and cook for 10 minutes. Remove peppers from the water and set aside in a baking dish.

4. In a large saucepan over medium heat, brown the ground beef; drain. Return to heat and mix in onion, cooked rice, garlic powder, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes. Pour in tomato sauce and mix thoroughly. Let simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat.

5. Spoon the meat mixture into bell peppers. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes or until the mixture begins to turn golden brown.

6. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese over the top of each stuffed pepper. Return to the oven and bake until the cheese is lightly browned, about 5 to 10 minutes.


Katie said...

I love stuffed peppers...but I have never thought to make 'em spicy! "...cheese hound..." hehe that term had me laughing!

Wendy said...

I haven't had a stuffed pepper in years! I'm making these this week for sure, thanks for the recipe --- I'll be using moose burger, and yeah, lots of cheese!

Amy_Burningham said...

Know what I love about your site Ali? I wanted Stuffed Peppers for dinner tonight... and typed it in search and along comes the most delicious stuffed pepper recipe I've ever had! Yum Yum!

Simply Life said...

Looks delicious! I'm trying to find a recipe since I'm planning on making them tonight and you've definitely helped! Thanks!