Italian Style Stuffed Peppers – Ground Beef Stuffing
  • 6 large bell peppers – color of your choosing
  • 1 pound extra lean ground beef
  • 1 cup onions, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1 x 14 ounce paste or pizza sauce
  • 1 x 14 ounce can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasonings
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 12 teaspoons Parmesan cheese
  1. Preheat your oven to 400° Fahrenheit.
  2. Cut off the lids of the bell peppers and empty out the interior, making sure to leave the walls of the peppers intact.
  3. In a large non-stick pan, brown the ground beef, garlic, and onions. Make sure to break it all up finely so the beef cooks evenly. You do want to pour this mixture into a colander once browned in order to get rid of any excess fat from the ground beef.
  4. Add the beef, onion, and garlic mix back into the pan, add the tomatoes, pasta sauce, Italian seasoning, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Mix this very well, bring to a boil, turn it down to a simmer, and allow it to cook for about 5 minutes.
  5. Stuff each of the bell peppers with this mixture, up ¾ of the way to the top of the peppers. Make sure the peppers stand upright in the baking dish, and pour the cup of water into the bottom of the dish, so the peppers are sitting in the water.
  6. Cover the baking dish with foil and bake for 35 minutes. Remove the foil and sprinkle each pepper with 2 teaspoons of parmesan. Allow this to bake for another 5 minutes.
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