Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Rice-Stuffed Peppers

Rice-Stuffed Peppers Recipe Fix this wonderful, easy dish when you have company. The cheese sauce sets these stuffed peppers apart from any others I've tried. 
40 60 100  Ingredients  
2 pounds ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
1 small green pepper, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
3-3/4 cup
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained
1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
1 tablespoon ground cumin
3 cups uncooked instant rice
4 medium green peppers

CHEESE SAUCE: 
1-1/2 pounds process American cheese, cubed 
1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained

Directions

In a Dutch oven, cook beef, onion, green pepper, garlic, salt and pepper over medium heat until beef is no longer pink; drain. Add the water, tomatoes, tomato sauce and cumin. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes.  
 
Stir in rice; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat; cover and let stand for 5 minutes.  
 
Remove tops and seeds from the peppers; cut in half widthwise. Place in a large pan of boiling water; boil for 4 minutes. 
 
Drain peppers and stuff with meat mixture. Place remaining meat mixture in an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish; top with stuffed peppers, pressing down gently. Cover and bake at 350° for 1 hour. In a saucepan, heat sauce ingredients until cheese is melted. Serve over peppers.
 
Yield: 8 servings.