Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Unstuffed Peppers

-adapted from Taste of Home

-This is what's for dinner tonight! Not on the original plan, but I noticed the peppers were starting to not be as "fresh" so I needed to use them up! I also have some leftover sauce to use as well! I hate throwing food away...this is quick and simple!

3-4 sweet bell peppers, deseeded, chopped
1 onion, chopped
1 lb ground meat(ill be using beef)
1-8 oz can of tomato sauce+1 can of water
1 cup uncooked, brown rice
seasonings: italian, garlic, onion, seasoned salt, pepper, chili powder, cayenne, onion powder
1 cup reduced fat shredded cheese

Brown meat and season(see above list), drain. Add in peppers and onions and cook until tender. Add in sauce, water, and addtional seasonings, stir. Bring to a boil, add in rice and stir. Cover and simmer 5 minutes or until rice is cooked through. Top with cheese, cover and let cheese melt.

Kid's Help: measure rice, sprinkle cheese

**you can also use a can of tomato soup or leftover pasta sauce. There are no measurements to the seasoning because I have done it so much that I know how much I need to the way we like it. So make sure to taste test along the way!

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