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Italian Stuffed Peppers

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  • 4 red bell peppers (or medium to large green)
  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 2 teaspoons mccormick perfect pinch italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick Black Pepper (Ground)
  • 2 cans tomato sauce (15 ounces each, divided)
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
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    1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Cut off tops of bell peppers. Remove seeds and membranes. Rinse bell peppers. If necessary, cut thin slice from bottom of each pepper so they stand upright. Set aside.
    2. Brown ground beef and onion in large skillet on medium-high heat. Drain fat. Add rice, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt and pepper; mix until well blended.
    3. Pour 1 can of the tomato sauce into bottom of 9-inch square baking dish. Stuff peppers with beef mixture. Place stuffed peppers upright in baking dish. Pour remaining can tomato sauce over stuffed peppers. Cover tightly with foil.
    4. Bake 35 to 45 minutes or until peppers are tender. Remove foil. Sprinkle stuffed peppers with cheese. Bake 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Cut stuffed peppers in half. Spoon sauce in dish over each half to serve.
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    Carter Stewart 5 days ago
    It is now a celebrity in our home! Even my grand daughter said, “please let me know when you cook this again so I can come eat with you”! We loved it! 5 star hotel meal! Thanks!
    Shifty a year ago
    Great!! Thanks for the recipe. Loved it!
    Turned out great! My family loved it!
    Andrea Jonaitis a year ago
    We quite enjoyed this recipe. Very simple to put together and delicious. I used a dutch oven instead of pan amd tin foil and ot came out great. Will definitely make this again!
    I LIKE PIZZA a year ago
    They were ok I guess, a little wet tho-
    Elaina Wilson 2 years ago
    very good perfect everyone loved them
    Ashley Mannino 2 years ago
    it was average. peppers definitely need to be cooked longer than 45 minutes..they were still crunchy. put them in the oven for an additional 25 minutes and they were soft but the tomato sauce at the bottom began to burn.
    Phyllis Scott 2 years ago
    It turned out really good. I added some harissa sauce to the marinara sauce for a little added spice. I’ll make it again but I will add some salt and pepper to the inside of the bell peppers.
    pr0viking 2 years ago
    turned out fantastic! i dont think i got the peppers tender enough. they a bit hard to cut and to eat, but the taste was amazing!
    Whipple 2 years ago
    delicious! definitely making again.
    Veronica Mounts 2 years ago
    Quick, easy and delicious!
    Jenna Johnson 2 years ago
    Super easy! Would 100% recommend!!
    Erika 2 years ago
    Fantastic meal! We make this a couple of times a month at least. It’s one of the few things my kids can agree on for dinner!
    Diana Long 2 years ago
    Very filling meal! A little time consuming but worth it! Highly recommend
    April Teague 2 years ago
    Loved loved it so much so good next time will cook hamburger it had some grease not much but hey all about learning!!
    Alonda 2 years ago
    Perfect flavor. Quick prep. Perfect for a staple meal.
    Dorianne P. 2 years ago
    I made this a couple of times and we love it. I have tweaked it a little, instead of plain tomato sauce I use the marinara sauce and I put it with the meat filling instead of pouring it in the baking dish.
    Corey Z. 2 years ago
    Great used my own homemade sauce
    Penny 2 years ago
    Loved it!! Have made it several times. I use Bob Evans Italian sausage!!
    Lynetta Harold 2 years ago
    Delicious! My family wanted more! Use ground turkey instead of beef!
    Kay 2 years ago
    It was really good. I will be making it again. I used spaghetti sauce instead of tomato sauce and less than the recipe called for.
    Andi 2 years ago
    Great flavor. A tad too much tomato sauce for me. will nake again but only one and a half cans
    Korrin Smith 2 years ago
    Kinda bland. Would put pasta sauce in pepper too. Filling needed more flavor to it
    Karen Swahn 2 years ago
    It turned out wonderful. My husband complimented me a couple of times on this recipe.
    Nancy Sisson 2 years ago
    Stuffed peppers are classic comfort food, and this recipe is a good one. We substituted leftover marinara sauce for the tomato sauce and it was a tasty choice. Will definitely make again!
    Glenn Brown 2 years ago
    Excellent, the whole family loved it. Will make it again.
    Sean McGwire 2 years ago
    very good, we used ground turkey instead of beef and it turned out nicely
    Justin Dewell 3 years ago
    It has a good taste, but needs more time in the oven for the peppers and more flavor with the sauce. I recommend using a spaghetti sauce instead of cans of tomato sauce.
    Matthew W. 3 years ago
    they came out pretty good. some bread crumbs broiled on top would have made them great.
    meh.. They were easy, but could have used more flavor