Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Stuffed Peppers



I have never made stuffed peppers before, and I had been seeing them around the blogsphere, so I decided it was time for me to give them a try. I looked at a bunch of recipes and decided to do my own thing. I loved them, my husband not so much, he is a picky mo fo! What can ya do?

I also cheated a bit by using boxed rice (good god I am ashamed)! Use the spices according to your tastes, after combining everything you can re-taste for seasonings as everything is essentially cooked.

1 box of GOOD Spanish Rice, I like Old El Paso
1/2 lb lean ground beef
1/2 lb ground pork
1/2 onion diced
2 garlic cloves minced
1/2 tomato, chopped
1/2 Jalapeno ribs removed and diced small
onion powder
garlic powder
Cayenne
smoky paprika
Jalapeno Jack Cheese, shredded
4 Bell Peppers, I used yellow and red (I hate green ones)

Cut your peppers in half (as you can see I did it the long way, just to be different), de-seed and remove the stem if you wish

Saute your beef and pork in a skillet, about half way thru cooking drain the grease off and then add your onions, jalapeno, garlic and spices

Cook your Spanish rice according to the box instructions, use about 1/4 less liquid than it calls for and under cook it a bit (I added in the diced tomato to the rice before cooking)
In the meant time, place your peppers on a non-stick sheet pan and cook at 350 for about 15 minutes, remove and cool

Mix your cooked rice with your meat and fill the pepper shells

Cook at 350 for about 15-20 minutes, remove and sprinkle on cheese

15 comments:

Lynda said...

Doing your own thing is delicious looking! I love stuffed peppers and love your idea using spanish rice!

Denise said...

Cheryl, these look really good and I love that you used a shortcut, we can all use a shortcut, now and then

Debbie said...

Cherylm stuffed peppers are one of my favorite dishes...probably in the top 3! I have been making them for years. I can never find them on menus in restaurants. Yours look wonderful. They taste great as leftovers reheated the next day!

Katherine Aucoin said...

I love me stuffed peppers in the summertime. These look fantastic Cheryl. I never get tired of eating them.

Preppy Pettit said...

These look so yummy! Too bad the triple digits are keeping my oven/stove off today!

Christina Kim said...

Cheryl - don't fret about using boxed rice!!!! We all need a little help a-la-Sandra-Lee-Semi-Homemade-Cooking. No shame in that :)

Heather said...

mmmm those look so good. i never make stuffed peppers, but i love my mom's!

Amy said...

I love stuffed peppers but have never made them. Yours look great! Nothing wrong with cheating a little.

Donna-FFW said...

Your stuffed peppers look wonderful. I adore them, my fav version is on my blog, has fresh mozzarella, peas, etc in it and done on stovetop. MMM.. I love the way you cut yours in half and did them.

Jan said...

These look great, Cheryl. I'm going to try them on the grill this summer, I can't bear to switch the oven on right now. 100 degrees and counting. :-(

burpandslurp said...

haha, even with boxed rice, you manage to add so much of your own personal touch! Looks great!

Coleen's Recipes said...

Never apologize for using a convenience food...we ALL use them. These look delicious!!

The Blonde Duck said...

This is the most fabulous thing I've ever seen.

Paula said...

Mmmm, mmm, good! I love the bright colors of the peppers, and I like how you pre-baked the shells. I'll take your hubby's serving!

Kevin said...

Stuffed peppers are always nice. There are so many different ways that you can fill them. These Texmex filled ones sound good.

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