Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed peppers has been a a fan favorite in my family ever since Costoco made its appearance a few miles down the road.  Pick it up and put it in the oven. Me trying to be the crafty-crocker that I am – I set out and sifted through a number of different recipes for my tasting.  Adjusting them according to my palate and my (broke after-college living situation) I’ve got it down to a science.  Costco has nothing on me…except hundreds of stores and millions of fans nationwide.


Ingredients:

  • 4 bell peppers
  • 1 lb. of beef
  • 1 cup of rice
  • A dash of salt
  • 1/2 a package of Mild Taco Seasoning
  • 1 can of tomato paste (sauce, etc.)
  • A handful of Mozzarella Cheese
  • A handful of Parmesan Cheese

Directions:

  • Cut off the tops of the peppers and remove the inner seeds and ribs
  • Brown the beef in a large pan and drain the excess grease
  • Cook rice (per the packages directions)
  • Combine rice, beef, tomato paste, taco seasoning, and salt in a medium to large mixing bowl.
  • Spoon the mixed ingredients into the hollow peppers and fill to the brim
  • Place stuffed peppers together in the crock pot
  • add 1/2 cup of water to the base of the crock pot
  • Cook on Low for 4.5 hours
  • Sprinkle desired amount of cheese on the cooked peppers
  • Cover and cook on Low for 30 more minutes

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