The recipe below is a quick and kid-favorite recipe that can be made with beef, ground turkey or without for vegetarians.
What You Need:6 medium bell peppers ½ pound lean ground beef 2 cups tomato sauce 3 cups cooked rice 1 small onion, finely chopped ½ tsp dried oregano ½ tsp dried thyme ½ tsp salt ½ tsp ground black pepper 1 garlic clove, minced
What You Do:
- Halve each pepper widthwise. Remove seeds. Place tops and bottoms on plate and cook covered in microwave for 5 minutes. Remove and cool.
- Coat 13×9” glass baking dish with cooking spray and set aside. Place rack in the middle of the oven and preheat to 375°F.
- In a skillet, cook ground beef over medium-high heat for 5 minutes or until browned. Stir in 1 cup of tomato sauce, cooked rice, onion and spices. Spoon the mixture into the peppers. Add tops. Leftover mixture can be frozen for a quick lunch.
- Bake, uncovered, for 20 minutes or until the sauce starts to bubble. Heat the remaining cup of tomato sauce over medium heat for 5 minutes and drizzle over the stuffed peppers.