Stuffed Bell Pepper Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 5 medium bell peppers (any color- I use an assortment of colors)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 onion
  • 8 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 cups beans (I use fresh cooked beans, but you can use canned beans; my recipe –> Bean Recipes )
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon oil (I use olive oil. Any other oil you have works as well)
  • shredded cheese (any kind that melts- I like mexican blend and mozzarella)

Steps: 

  1.  Heat a big pot (big enough to fit all bell peppers) of water on medium heat and bring to a boil
  2. Dice 1/4 of an onion
  3. Heat up a small pot. Add oil to the pan and let heat for 1 minute
  4. Mince the garlic and add to the pan. Let cook for about 30 seconds
  5. Add the chili powder, salt, and cumin to the pan. Cook seasonings for about 1 min
  6. Add the meat and cook until no longer pink (about 6-8 minutes)
  7. Once the meat is fully cooked add the tomato sauce and the beans
  8. Cook for 2-3 more minutes (stir periodically)
  9. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  10. Prepare the bell peppers by cutting them in half and removing the seeds
  11. Fill the peppers with the chili mixture under a pyrex oven safe pan
  12. Top the peppers with shredded cheese
  13. Put the peppers in the oven for 10 minutes
  14. Let cool and enjoy