Monday, July 13, 2015

Make it Monday: Stuffed Peppers

Well hello there! Happy Monday!
If you're anything like me, quick recipes are where it's at when you're a busy bee. Yesterday my husband and I had quite the to-do list. Not only was the to-do list long, but we ran into a few glitches while trying to install ceiling fans in our kitchen and master bedroom. My husband had to take a few trips to Home Depot as well as a few HOT trips up into the attic, but our ceiling fans look great! 
Okay not really, but I love this meme, haha.
A little off track there, sorry! Back to the reason for this post: easy recipes. I was able to whip up this recipe while he fed our little munchkin and then during bathtime, I tossed the peppers in the oven until we were ready to eat! 
Here is the recipe:
Stuffed Peppers
3 peppers (I use red because I think they taste better)
1 1/2 lb ground beef (I used a little under a pound of lean ground beef this time and it worked out fine)
chopped onion - about 3/4 of a sweet onion
breadcrumbs - maybe like 1/3 cup?
garlic powder
fennel seed (I was out of this ingredient so I used rosemary. Just as good!)
1 egg
water (a splash or two)
Classico Tomato Sauce (Four Cheese)
Pecorino Cheese (to top off the stuffed pepper when it's done)

Cut peppers in half and clean.  Put peppers in hot water and bring to a boil.  Boil for approximately 3-4 minutes.  Brown ground beef and onion, drain.  Mix rest of ingredients with a spoon and fill each pepper.  Spray baking dish, add filled peppers, and top each with tomato sauce and cheese.  

Cover and bake at 350 degrees for approximately 1 1/2 hours! Enjoy!
I apologize for this recycled photograph but I had this saved on my computer and I literally inhaled my peppers before I even thought to snap a picture! I didn't serve with anything this time because I just needed to eat. But, it goes great with butternut squash!
Quick, easy, and healthy! 
Here's what else is on the menu this week. Who needs pencil and paper when you have the Simplified Planner app from Emily Ley?!?!  

Have a great week! 
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  1. LOVE stuffed peppers! Gotta try this recipe!

  2. Oh this recipe looks super yummy! I love that meme as well!

    Mikayla | A Seersucker State of Mind.

  3. That baby in the picture cracks me up!! What a shot!

    This dish sounds so good. I can almost smell it! I am now drooling on my keyboard. :)

  4. We love, love, love stuffed peppers in my house. Not only are they healthy but they're really tasty. Thanks for sharing your recipe. I never thought to use breadcrumbs. I like playing around with variations. :)

  5. Oh I love stuffed peppers! I will have to try your recipe!

  6. This is one of my husband's favorite meals. His mom makes it all the time, but I have yet to try. Now, I can! Thanks for the recipe!

  7. I love stuffed peppers, but strangely never make them. I guess I *did* make them a couple times before having kids, but the recipe was not easy and so therefore it's fallen by the wayside. I will have to try this one. I think my kids would really like it.

  8. stuffed peppers sound good right now. I need that menu app...I am such a lazy cook!

  9. I love stuffed peppers, so now I'm trying to figure out why it's been so long since I've made that. Going to have to fix that ASAP!


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