Stuffed Bell Peppers | Colorful and Flavorful

If you’re looking for a delightful way to add vibrance to your dinner table, these Stuffed Bell Peppers are an absolute winner. The blend of colors and flavors in this dish creates a symphony for both the eyes and taste buds. Picture this: plump and juicy bell peppers, stuffed with a mixture of savory ingredients that come together in a perfect balance of taste and texture. It’s a dish that turns an ordinary evening into a special one.

Ingredients

  • 4 large bell peppers, any color you prefer
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1/2 cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh basil leaves for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Cut the tops off the bell peppers and remove the seeds and membranes.
  3. In a skillet, cook the ground beef over medium heat until browned. Drain any excess fat.
  4. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic to the skillet. Sauté until the onion is translucent.
  5. Stir in the diced tomatoes, cooked rice, dried oregano, salt, and pepper. Cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  6. Place the bell peppers in a baking dish. Fill each pepper with the beef and rice mixture.
  7. Sprinkle grated mozzarella cheese on top of each stuffed pepper.
  8. Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the peppers are tender.
  9. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 5 minutes, allowing the cheese to melt and turn golden.
  10. Remove from the oven and garnish with fresh basil leaves.

Prep time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

These Stuffed Bell Peppers are a colorful and flavorful delight, filled with a savory mixture of ground beef, rice, and aromatic seasonings, all topped with melted mozzarella cheese.

Nutrition information: Calories: 320, Total Fat: 15g, Carbohydrates: 25g, Protein: 22g

Picture yourself scooping into these tender bell peppers, the cheesy aroma wafting up, and each bite revealing a burst of rich flavors. Whether you’re preparing a cozy family dinner or entertaining guests, these Stuffed Bell Peppers will bring warmth and delight to your table. Share the joy of cooking and savoring this colorful masterpiece – it’s a journey that promises to satisfy not only your hunger but also your culinary spirit.