Stuffed Bell Peppers
So simple and so delicious. They are great any time of the year and can be eaten alone or with a nice side salad.
They are a staple in our house.
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- bell peppers - any color
- 1/2 lb
- lean ground beef
- 1/2 lb
- sweet italian sausage
- 1/4 c
- chopped onion
- 1 c
- cooked white rice
- jar of your favorite red pasta sauce
- shredded cheese - mozzarella, asiago, provolone blend
- sour cream - if desired
- ***** see additional notes below *****
Spray a baking dish sized to hold your peppers comfortably.
When the meat is thoroughly cooked remove from heat and drain.
Set into the baking dish. Fill with the rice mixture.
Top with the remaining pasta sauce then sprinkle shredded cheese over top.
Cover and bake for about 40 minutes. Remove cover and continue cooking for another 5 minutes.
You can use any cheese you prefer. I like to use a blend of cheeses for more flavor.
Depending on how much sauce you enjoy, you may want to increase the amount to 2 jars.