How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Cut tops off bell peppers and remove seeds.
  • Add to pot of boiling water and boil for approximately 5 minutes.
  • Remove and drain. Stand up peppers in a 13x9 casserole dish, cut side up.
  • In a large frying pat, melt butter and add olive oil. Add diced onions
  • and sauté until translucent but not browned. Add ground beef and
  • with a wooden spoon, break up into small pieces.
  • Saute until meat is no longer pink.
  • Cook rice according to package directions.
  • (Michele uses Trader Joe's frozen brown rice and microwaves 2 packages brown rice, for 3 minutes each. )
  • When done,let rice set a minute and then add to the meat mixture. Shake a dash or two of dried thyme leaves, salt and pepper to taste into the meat mixture.
  • Stir and add the canned tomatoes and tomato sauce. Mix well. Simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Fill bell peppers with meat mixture.
  • Cover dish lightly with foil and bake for approx. 40 minutes.
  • Remove foil the last 15 minutes.
  • Cheese Sauce:
  • In a sauce pan, melt butter and add flour.
  • Whisk well; when the mixture begins to bubble, slowly add milk, continuing to whisk.
  • Stir constantly until mixture starts to thicken and begins to boil.
  • Add cheese spread (Michele uses Velveeta brand) to sauce and stir until melted.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Plate one stuffed pepper and cut in half. Drizzle cheese sauce over. Enjoy!

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    " It was good "
    notyourmomma ate it and said...
    I liked it the first time around and I like it the second time around....LOL Good stuff, dear.
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    " It was good "
    notyourmomma ate it and said...
    Really good stuff, like the touch of heat. Great for the weeknight supper, yum.
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  • artichokehearts 10 years ago
    I love love looove stuffed peppers, this sounds like something my mom would love. Next time I make them, I'll use your recipe. Thank you!
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