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Italian Stuffed Peppers by BettyR

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  • Italian Stuffed Peppers by BettyR

    BettyR - Posted January 29, 2004 07:54 AM

    Italian Stuffed Peppers

    4 pounds ground chuck
    1 cup cracker crumbs
    3 eggs
    1-8oz can tomato sauce
    1/2 cup cream
    1/4 cup water
    2 tablespoons dried minced onion
    2 teaspoons garlic powder
    2 teaspoons salt
    2 teaspoons onion powder
    2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
    1/4 cup chopped parsley
    1/4 cup chopped chives
    5 large bell peppers
    9-(2-1/2 x 2 inch) square chunks of mozzarella cheese about 2 ounces each
    1-6oz can of tomato paste

    Preheat oven to 375

    Put everything except peppers, cheese and tomato paste in a very large bowl and with your hands, mix and kneed the mixture until the mixture becomes firm enough to mold.

    Wash the peppers and cut them in half length wise and remove the seeds. Place them in a foil covered baking pan. I used the bottom of my broiling pan and had room for 9 pepper halves.

    Divide meat into 9 balls; insert a chunk of cheese in the middle of each ball and make sure the cheese is completely covered all around.

    Place the meatballs into the pepper cups you just made.

    Open the tomato paste and spoon it into a bowl. A little at a time add just short of two tomato paste cans of water, stirring to make a smooth sauce.

    Spoon this sauce over each stuffed pepper and sprinkle each with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.

    Make a foil tent over the pan making sure that the foil is not touching the tops of the peppers but that it is sealed to the pan all the way around.

    Bake in a 375 oven for 1-1/2 hours.

  • #2
    This made my tummy growl! Need to make stuffed peppers and SOON! :)