Lovingly Stuffed Bell Peppers, Iris

iris mccall


Moist, flavorful, and with just the right bite, my mom made these maybe 2 or 3 times a month, Any good cook is always tweaking her or his recipe and I believe my momma would love my take on her original recipe, try them for yourself and see. Takes a little work, but SO WORTH IT!!!! Toni T, this is for you.

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30 Min


40 Min




6 large
bell peppers, make sure they're firm
2 lb
spicy italian sausage
1 lb
ground sirloin
1/2 lb
bacon, fried, drained and crumbled
red bell pepper, chopped
white onion, minced
1 bag(s)
kraft shredded pepper jack cheese
1 bag(s)
mozzarella cheese
1&1/2 jar(s)
clasico spicy tomato basil pasta sauce
1 c
aborio rice
3 clove
garlic, crushed
1 large
pot of water, will need
2 qt
pot with 1&1/2 cup of water

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 350.
Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in the skillet. Add sirloin, sausage, garlic and onion to skillet and cook until brown but not dry. Add bell pepper a few minutes before meat is done strain off oil in colander.
Prepare rice according to directions take off the heat a little early, remember it's going into the oven.
Put on a large pot of water, enough to cover the peppers. Once water is boiling, lower heat to medium, add peppers, cook 5 minutes. Remove the peppers, plunge into ice bath . remove from bath and place upside down on paper towels to drain.
In a large bowl add meat mixture, including bacon, add 1 cup of the pepper jack cheese, and prepared rice (you don't have to use it all).
You can season your mixture with the flavors that appeal to you. I use basil, fennel seed, cayenne, salt and pepper.
In your 9x13" baking dish, spread 1 cup of sauce. Place peppers, stuffed with the meat mixture down into sauce. Top each peppers with a tablespoon of sauce from the dish then top with cheese, bake 20 minutes.
After 20 minutes remove from oven, top with the rest of the sauce and mozzarella put oven on broil. When brown and bubbly, serve.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Other Main Dishes, Pork
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom