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Stuffed Peppers with Ground Beef, Tomato Sauce

An Italian version of Ground Beef Stuffed Peppers with Paleo Option.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 30 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 6
Author: Angela Roberts

Ingredients

  • 6 large Bell Peppers
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 slices bread torn or 1 cup fresh breadcrumbs(optional)
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 onion diced, sauteed
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • generous helping black pepper
  • 4 to 6 cups tomato sauce recipe using canned tomatoes here or fresh tomatoes here

Instructions

  • Cut tops off bell pepper. Save to use later if you want to, cut out seeds.
  • Blanch peppers in boiling water for five minutes to soften.
  • Remove, put in ice bath, cool.
  • Mix ground beef with eggs, bread or breadcrumbs, parsley, cheese, salt and pepper.
  • Stuff peppers.
  • Put tomato sauce into baking dish. I used a dutch oven. You can use either a baking dish or dutch oven. The sauce should come about half way up the peppers.
  • Put in oven at 400 degrees uncovered for twenty minutes. Reduce heat to 325. Cover and bake for at least one more hour, or until peppers are softened.