My garden is still swimming in green peppers! YAY! I decided think shake up my traditional stuffed green peppers and create an Italian version. My husband LOVED them! This is a great recipe to freezer cook. I like to prepare them but not bake them and freeze them. I normally make a double batch and we eat them for dinner and I freeze a batch. A great money saving tip is that you can freeze cottage cheese too!
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Italian Stuffed Green Peppers
- 1/4 pound ground beef or ground pork
- 1/4 cup onions
- 1 cup spaghetti or tomato sauce
- 1/2 cup ricotta or cottage cheese
- 2 green peppers
- 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- optional, 1 cup of cooked rice
- Brown ground beef and saute onions.
- Drain grease (I also rinse under warm water).
- While ground beef is cooking (or before) prepare and clean 2 green peppers. Remove tops and seeds.
- Bring a pan of water to boil and add peppers. Boil for 2 minutes.
- Return beef back to skillet and add tomato sauce and ricotta cheese (optional add cooked rice)
- Stir and pour into green peppers.
- I placed into a muffin stone to bake (to help stand up).
- Bake in a 350 oven for 15 minutes.
- Add cheese on top of peppers and allow to melt.
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