Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Stuffed Bell Peppers

Tonight's dinner is stuffed bell peppers, but what do you stuff them with?  We are out of rice, no mushrooms, and not really sure what to put in the mix, I improvised, which usually ends up being the best idea of all!  I used the basic mix for meat loaf.
  • 1 lb hamburger
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp steak seasoning and some salt
  • 3/4 cup dry oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 3 bell peppers, halved and cleaned
  • jarred spaghetti sauce
  • 6 slices provolone cheese
I cut the bell peppers in half; an orange, yellow, and a red one. When I cleaned them out, I saved the seeds for spring planting. (I like bell peppers, especially dipped in blue cheese dressing.)  I covered the casserole loosely with tin foil and baked at 350F for an hour.  After it was baked, I drained the fat, then poured some spaghetti sauce from a jar over everything and topped with a slice of provolone cheese on each, finally baking five more minutes to melt the cheese.    Smells great!  I wonder if David will go near it.
The next time I make this, I'll try not to pack the filling in so tight, as the meat was hard like a meat ball.  Maybe replace the oatmeal with cooked rice too.  No, David wouldn't eat it...

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