Stuffed Peppers are a classic dish. Lean ground beef, rice, tomatoes and mozzarella cheese give these peppers wonderful flavor. Even the kids will love these!
I have been making these for a long time and they were even requested for my oldest daughter’s 10th birthday (that was long ago).
I was pleasantly surprised that my youngest daughter has started eating them as well. I told her that I was going to make one for her this time and she could at least eat the inside, but she ate the whole thing and she liked it!
I use very lean ground beef (93/7) for everything except hamburgers. I know it is a lot more expensive than 80/20 or even 85/15, but this is one of the things that I splurge on at the grocery store.
We don’t eat much beef at all, and when we do I find the leanest cuts possible. Since we eat beef once a week, or less, I can buy the very best when I do buy it.
I also use boil-in-a-bag rice. It is very easy, comes out great every time, and is fairly inexpensive. I always buy the Great Value brand at Walmart. I have had Success boil-in-a-bag rice and the Great Value is just as good, and quite a bit cheaper.
When I shop I will try the generic alternative if there is one available and if it is satisfactory then I will purchase it regularly. There are some items that I only buy the name brand, like coffee, ketchup, and cocoa powder, to name a few.
I usually use all green bell peppers because they are significantly lower in price, but the week I made these it was actually cheaper at Aldi to buy the package with one red, one orange, and one yellow pepper than it was to buy three green ones.
I had never seen this before and I hope it happens more often because they are sweeter than the green ones (and prettier to).
If you are using very lean ground beef, like 93/7, you will need to spray the skillet with cooking spray before adding the ground beef. This is the kind I use and it will stick without cooking spray.