Stuffed Peppers

Should I boil peppers before stuffing them?

Some people like to blanch their peppers before stuffing and baking them. You can do this if you want softer peppers, but I don't find it necessary, In fact, it can make them so soft that they don't hold the filling well.

Prepare the Peppers

Wash and dry the peppers. Slice off the tops, cut them in half, and remove the ribs and seeds. Place in a baking dish.

Cook the Ground Beef

In a skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef with the onion, salt, and pepper. Add the garlic and cook for a minute or two.

Add the Filling Ingredients

Add tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and cooked rice.

Bring to a Simmer

Stir it all together and simmer for 5 minutes, or until slightly thickened.

Fill the Peppers

Divide the filling between the pepper halves.

Top the Peppers

Sprinkle cheese over the peppers and pour on the remainig sauce.

Bake the Peppers

Cover with  foil and bake at 350°F, for 30-40 minutes. Uncover and bake for another 5-10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

Serve and Enjoy

A meal on their own or with your favorite sides, either way, this is a classic, delicious dinner you will love.

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