Grilled Stuffed Bell Peppers

Just ate the last grilled stuffed bell pepper from last night.  I hope R wasn’t looking forward to it after work!

Grilled Stuffed Bell Peppers (adapted from Emeril Lagasse: Food Network)

Ingredients:

Quick note: I halved this using 3 peppers and only 1 cup of cooked rice.  Perfect amount for two adults and two small children.  Also, I grilled them… Emeril’s recipe calls for it to be baked.

  • 6 green bell peppers, halved and seeds removed
  • oil
  • finely chopped yellow onion
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green bell peppers
  • 1 pound ground beef (or ground turkey, or pork)
  • minced garlic
  • chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Pinch red pepper flakes
  • 2 cups cooked  rice
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce
  • 1 egg

Directions:

Cook rice according to directions. Set aside.

In a large saute pan or skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the onions and chopped bell peppers and cook, stirring, until soft, about 3 minutes. Add the beef, (and/or pork or, turkey), garlic, parsley, salt, black pepper, and pepper flakes. Cook until the meat is browned, break up any lumps.  Add this and tomato sauce to the rice.  Stir well. Adjust the seasoning to taste.  Then,  add the egg. Mix well.

Pre-heat grill to 350.

Fill the bell pepper halves with the meat and rice mixture.  Grill fifteen minutes or until peppers are soft (depends on how hot your grill is…).

Top with a little mozzarella.  Serve!  I had mine with salsa.   You can also add the cheese to your meat/rice mixture.

Enjoy!

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