Written by Jessica on Sunday, August 10, 2008
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We had some yummy and easy stuffed bell peppers tonight. My mom used to make these and they were sooo good. Mine are a little different, I use Ragu and I think she used tomato sauce and spices and stuff to make it taste like Ragu. = )

This recipe meets all the requirements: Yummy, family friendly (I'll explain how), budget friendly, quick and easy, oh yeah and healthy.

I didn't take the time to measure. But really, you just cook as much as your family needs. I cook 3 peppers and 1 1/2 cups of rice for my family of 3 eaters. with a side of Similac for other 3

Stuffed Green Bell peppers

Medium/Large Size Bell peppers
Hamburger meat or ground turkey (I use 1lb)
Ragu (about 1/2 the jar)
Minute Rice (1 1/2 cup fills 3 med bell peppers with a little left over)
Minced Garlic
1/4 of a large onion diced
Mozzarella Cheese and/or cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 375. Wash and cut the top off of the bell peppers, clean the inside. Boil water and add rice, cover. Let sit for 5 minutes. Cook meat, onion, and garlic. Drain. Add rice to meat and pour in Ragu until it's all covered but not drowning in the sauce. Stuff in bell pepper, top with a little extra sauce, pop in the oven for 20 minutes. Add mozzarella/cheddar cheese, cook another 5 minutes or until melted.

Serve with salad (or whatever). I use the extra pepper from the top portion that you discard to add flavor to the salad.

Taylor doesn't like the bell pepper. So I take the extra rice mixture with a little mozzarella cheese for him. He says it taste just like 'mis-ghetti.' He even got me to add some 'papa-john' cheese to it. You may call it Parmesan cheese, but in Taylor's vocab, it's papa-john cheese.

Wade requested both mozeralla and cheddar tonight... Yum!

This is Taylor's without the pepper

2 i *heart* comments!:

Jen said...

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What is that website where you can track your weight loss without showing your weight? I am all for that! Why are you going back to Dr. E? I go for my early in Dec and I am determined to get down to at least Pre-PG weight.

Michelle said...

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