Steve’s Stuffed Green Peppers

Recipe submitted by: Mom and Steve

They're miraculous...Mom craves 'em and Steve makes 'em!
cook 20 minutes
cook 30 minutes
cook 4-6

What's in it


4-6 large (stout) green bell peppers
1 pound hamburger
2 cloves garlic
1/2 cup uncooked rice
1 8 oz. can tomato sauce
shredded mozzarella
salt and pepper

How to cook it


  • Clean, core and de-seed peppers.
  • Add olive oil to frying pan - brown garlic. Cook hamburger in frying pan. When cooked, drain it. Let it cool a little. Then crumble until meat is a fine texture.
  • Cover peppers in cold water in large saucepan. (Mom uses her spaghetti pot with the colander built right in). Bring to a boil. Turn heat down to medium and cook for 5 minutes. Peppers should be cooked but not soft.
  • Cook rice according to directions. (1 1/2 cups water for 1/2 cup rice)
  • Add meat mixture back to frying pan, add tomato sauce, rice and heat on low. Stir frequently. Place peppers upright in a baking pan. Add mozzarella to bottom of pepper to cover (about 1 tablespoon). Take the meat mixture and stuff the pepper tightly. Add mozzarella to top of pepper.
  • Bake at 350 degrees until the top of the pepper and cheese are browned (about 30 minutes).

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