Pre-cooking the meat first and then mixing it with the cooked rice is the secret to a great stuffed pepper!…
TOTAL TIME: 1hr PREP 20 mins COOK 40 mins
6 medium green peppers
1 lb ground beef
1 chopped onion
1 (6 7/8 ounce) box of Rice-a-Roni mix, Spanish flavour
1 (16 ounce) can tomato sauce
1 teaspoon sugar
1 (14 1/2 ounce) can tomatoes (for use in making the rice)
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese or 1 cup American cheese
Remove tops and seeds from peppers; parboil peppers for 5 minutes and drain.
Place peppers in a baking dish.
Combine ground beef and onion and cook together until done.
Drain and set aside.
Prepare Rice-A-Roni according to package directions.
When rice is done,combine it with the beef and onion.
Fill peppers with rice mixture.
Mix the 1 teaspoons sugar with the tomato sauce and pour this AROUND the peppers (not over).
Cover the baking dish.
Bake at 350°F for 35 minutes and then uncover and top with the shredded cheese.
Bake uncovered for about 5 minutes more to melt cheese.
Serve with the tomato sauce.