Step back in time with savory and satisfying stuffed peppers -- there's no school like the old school!
Make sure to use my favorite Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Colavita, for best results.
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- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, such as Colavita
- 1 pound ground beef
- 2 teaspoons (fish free) worcestershire sauce
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon chili powder
- 2 tablespoons dried minced onion flakes
- 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
- ½ teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
- 1 cup quick-cooking rice, prepared according to package directions
- 3½ cups prepared marinara sauce, divided
- 5 large red or green bell peppers, seeded, veins removed, tops cut off
1. Preheat oven to 350 °F.
2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and sauté ground beef for 3 to 4 minutes, until it loses most of its pinkness. Pour off fat.
3. Add Worcestershire sauce, garlic and chili powders, onion flakes, parsley and black pepper and cook for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring continuously.
4. Mix in cooked rice and 2 cups of the marinara sauce until well combined.
Lightly stuff each pepper with beef and rice mixture and stand stuffed peppers upright in an ungreased 9 x 13-inch pan. Peppers should be standing upright and close together.
5. Pour remaining 1½ cups marinara sauce over top and around peppers.
Bake, uncovered, for 1 hour to 1 hour and 30 minutes, until peppers are soft.
6. Spoon any remaining sauce from the pan over peppers before serving.
Garnish the stuffed peppers with their tops. You can create a more colorful platter by using a combination of green, red, yellow and orange peppers.
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