Old-Fashioned Classic Stuffed Peppers.
People stuff peppers with a lot of different things and prepare them many different ways.
But there is one classic, old-fashioned way I sometimes crave.
The way Grandma used to make them.
Lots of tomato sauce.
And served with a side of mashed pototoes.
Last Sunday, I made them for dinner.
Here is my recipe – like Grandma made.
Old-Fashioned Classic Stuffed Peppers
- 4 large red or green peppers (best if you use the one with 4 lobes – or bumps – on the bottom as opposed to those with 3, so they stand nicer)
- 1 lb. “Meatloaf Mix” (a mixture of ground beef, pork, and lamb)
- 1 cup cooked rice
- 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. pepper
- 1 large can tomato sauce
- 1 large can condensed tomato soup
- 1/2 cup water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large mixing bowl, combine ground meat, cooked rice, onion, salt, and pepper. Combine with your hands until evenly incorporated.
In another large mixing bowl, combine tomato sauce, tomato soup, and water. Whisk until evenly incorporated.
Add 1 cup of sauce to meat mixture. Combine well.
Cut tops from peppers and remove seeds. Stand pepper “cups” in a deep roasting pan. Stuff peppers with handfuls of meat packed and mounded. Pour remaining sauce over all.
Cover and roast peppers for 1 – 1 1/2 hours until meat is cooked, sauce reduces, and peppers have softened.
Serve with mashed pototoes and ladle additional sauce over all.
Cheers & Hugs,
If you are a soup lover like me – especially this time of year when the temperatures turn cooler and the days grow shorter – you are going to love this hearty, rich, and flavorful meal in a bowl.
If you love the taste of stuffed peppers, but not the fuss, you are going to be in heaven.
Stuffed Pepper Soup is one of my all-time faves. You can make it on the stove top or throw it in the crock pot to simmer all day. Your house is going to smell like Grandma’s kitchen, and your belly is going jump for joy!
Here is my easy, yummy recipe.
Stuffed Pepper Soup
- 2 1/2 lbs. ground beef
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 3-4 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 quarts water
- 2 beef bouillon cubes
- 1 28 oz. can tomato sauce
- 1 28 oz. can diced tomatoes
- 2 cups cooked white rice
- 2 cups diced green pepper
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
In a large dutch oven, brown ground beef with onion and garlic. Drain. Stir in remaining ingredients, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for approximately one hour until peppers are tender and flavors have had the chance to blend. Serve piping hot, and enjoy!
Cheers & Hugs,
I’m not much of a seamstress,
but I have always admired those who excel at this craft.
When I learned I was to become a grandma to a sweet baby girl,
I had to make her something special….
Something to love…
Something to show my love.
So I went to Jo-Ann’s and bought a pattern,
and I gave it my best shot.
And while I pinned and cut and stitched…
I dreamed of being the Grandma my Grandma was to me.
I dreamed of our little girl falling asleep in my arms,
and I dreamed of her falling asleep with this little lovie in her arms.
and while I dreamed,
Ellie the Elephant was born.
Cheers & Hugs,