Stuffed peppers are a delicious and versatile dish that is enjoyed in various cuisines around the world. Typically made by hollowing out bell peppers and filling them with a flavorful mixture, stuffed peppers offer a delightful combination of textures and flavors.
- 1 cup cold water
- ½ cup uncooked long grain white rice
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 pound ground beef
- 6 medium green bell peppers
- 16 ounces tomato sauce, divided
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon onion powder
- salt and ground black pepper to taste
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
Step 1: Gather all ingredients, and preheat Pizzello oven to 350℉ (175 degrees℃).
Step 2: Bring water and rice to a boil in a covered saucepan. Reduce heat to low and simmer until rice is tender, about 20 minutes.
Step 3: Meanwhile, heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add ground beef and cook until evenly browned and crumbly, 7 to 9 minutes.
Step 4: Hollow out bell peppers by removing and discarding the tops, seeds, and membranes. Slice the bottoms of the peppers if necessary to make sure they stand up straight.
Step 5: Arrange peppers in a baking dish with the hollowed sides facing upward.
Step 6: Prepare filling by mixing cooked beef, cooked rice, 1/2 of the tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Spoon an equal amount of filling into each hollowed pepper.
Step 7: Mix remaining tomato sauce and Italian seasoning in a bowl, and pour over the stuffed peppers.
Step 8: Bake in the preheated oven, basting with sauce every 15 minutes, until peppers are tender, about 1 hour.
Step 9: Serve hot and enjoy!