Thursday, September 3, 2015

Stuffed bell peppers!

Here's one of our favorites.. Stuffed bell peppers! 
Here's the list of ingredients.
1 onion 
1lb ground beef
2 bell peppers (for 2 adults) 
Can of rotel
Can of enchilada sauce
Taco seasoning
Salt & pepper 
Garlic salt-optional
Shredded cheese
1 cup of rice (I use instant white b/c it's fast and convenient) 

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 
Dice the onion. And then place in skillet over medium heat with about 2 tsp of olive oil. 
Next, prepare your bell peppers.. Cut off the top and remove the seeds and ribs. Don't throw away the tops though, dice them up and throw in the skillet with your onions! 

Place your bell peppers in a small dish and put about 1/4 cup of water in the bottom of the dish. 

Throw the bell peppers in the oven while you finish cooking up the filling! 
Add the ground beef to the onion/pepper mix and season with salt and pepper. Once the meat has browned, drain and then return to pan.   Add in taco seasoning, about 2 tablespoons (more or less to your liking). The can of rotel and enchilada sauce. 

Start making your rice in a separate sauce pan, if using instant, this will only take a few minutes. Once ready, combine meat mixture with the rice.. Taste for seasoning, you may want to add some garlic salt now. 
Remove the peppers from the oven and stuff with filling, top with cheese and place back in the oven for about 10-15 minutes until the cheese is nice and melted! 

Enjoy!! There will be tons of the filling left over, which is good over chips, inside a tortilla or just by itself! Even my 2 year old will eat the filling, just top with a little bit of cheese and your ready to go!