What Is a Quick Way to Make Stuffed Bell Peppers?


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Emeril Lagasse's recipe for meat-stuffed bell peppers can be prepared in about one hour. The recipe involves stuffing bell peppers with rice, tomato sauce, ground beef and ground pork. It is available at FoodNetwork.com.

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What Is a Quick Way to Make Stuffed Bell Peppers?
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Preheat an oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Parboil 6 seeded green bell peppers with the tops removed in a large pot of boiling water for two to three minutes. Remove and set on paper towels to dry.

Heat 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet, and cook 1 cup of finely chopped yellow onion and 1/2 cup of finely chopped green bell pepper in the pan for about three minutes. Add 1/2 pound each of ground pork and ground beef with 1 tablespoon of minced garlic and 1/4 cup of finely chopped fresh parsley. Season with 3/4 teaspoon of salt, 1/2 teaspoon of ground black pepper and a pinch of red pepper flakes. Cook until the meat is browned, stirring to break up chunks of meat. Stir in 2 cups of cooked white rice and 8 ounces of tomato sauce, and remove from heat.

Stuff the bell peppers with the rice and meat filling, and place them in a baking dish with about 1/8 inch of water in the bottom. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until the peppers are tender and heated through. Allow to rest for 10 minutes before serving.

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