My family doesn't.
What's the matter with them, you ask???
But remember that bounty of peppers I got a couple of weeks back? Well I could not in good conscience have all those peppers in the house and not stuff a few, so I did....
AND THEY WERE MARVELOUS!!!!
So simple, too, it's truly no culinary masterpiece but a delight nonetheless.
Here's my simple recipe and jump in and add more ideas if you've got 'em!
Stuffed Pepper Recipe:
1 lb. Ground beef (chuck or round is fine)
1/2 onion, chopped fine
1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder or granulated garlic
Salt and pepper to taste
2/3 cup rice (I use basmati because it holds its flavor and shape without getting gummy)
1 1/3 cup water
At least one teaspoon of salt in the water, I just shake.... :)
1 Tablespoon olive oil
Prepare rice by boiling the 1 1/3 cup water. Add the rice, salt and oil. Return to boil, cover and turn down to low/simmer and simmer for 20 minutes. In the meantime, back at the ranch!!!!:
Brown ground beef, chopped onion, garlic, salt and pepper in frying pan.
When meat mix is cooked and rice is done, combine the two. (Now you can add cajun seasoning to this, or taco seasoning, you can salsa it up if you want but I have one of those crazy Yankee stomachs that can't do fun seasonings like that, so I keep it simple. Feel free to EXPLORE, though!!!)
Hollow out 6 green/red/yellow/orange peppers. Fill with rice/meat mix.
Cover top with ketchup.
Yup. You heard me. Plain old ketchup. Hey, don't argue. Just do it!!!!
Put in casserole pan with about 1/2 inch water in bottom. Cover with foil, bake at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes, just until pepper is tender enough to cut through/pierce with fork.
And that's it. Done. Dinner is served, in its own bowl! Love it!!!!
And yes I froze the rest because it was JUST ME EATING THEM.
And hey, when I'm not writing, this is what I've been doing the past six weeks:
A mess, right????
And there's this:
And then this:
The cute side table from the co-op....
And my little darlings, loving the new "old" rag-rug!
How cute are they?????
ARE YOU LOVING THE WHITE FLOOR?????
BIG RUTHY GRIN, I'M IN LOVE WITH THIS ROOM! YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYA.
Okay, that's it from upstate as far as quick meal... delicious!!!!... and long, drawn out recovery process for long-abused dining room!
Oh, now it is becoming BEAUTIFUL!!!!