Had fun looking at videos for stuffed bell peppers! I took good points from them and made my own recipe. :)
6 green bell peppers
1 cup long grain rice
3 tbs. olive oil
1 lb. lean ground beef
1/2 diced onion
2 cloves minced garlic
1 celery stock (diced)
2 carrots peeled and diced
1 large fresh tomato (diced)
1 can stewed tomatoes (chop in food processor)
1/4 cup ketchup
1 tbs. brown sugar
1 tbs. Worcestershire sauce
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
seasonings: salt, pepper, Italian dried seasoning, paprika, garlic and onion powder
Pre-heat oven 375 degrees
Cook 1 cup of rice with 2 cups of water covered about 20 min. ( I used a rice steamer)
In a large pot fill 3/4 full of water. Bring water to a boil. Add peppers to water and boil for 6 min. Set aside and drain on a clean towel.
In 2 tbs. olive oil sauté, celery, carrots, onion, garlic, with a dash of salt and pepper, until tender. (about 8 to 10 min.) Set aside on a paper plate.
In 1 tbsp. of olive oil, brown ground beef, with a dash of all seasonings above.
After meat is fully cooked, add diced fresh tomato, sauté for a few min.
Take off heat and mix together with sautéed vegetables. Set aside
In large bowl stir together chopped stewed tomatoes, ketchup, brown sugar, and Worcestershire sauce. Set aside
In a large bowl mix together- steamed rice, browned meat mixture with sautéed vegetables, 1/2 of sauce, cheddar, and parmesan cheese. Set aside
In the bottom of baking dish add a little sauce plus 1/3 cup water.
Put cooked bell peppers in baking dish and fill peppers with stuffing mixture.
Top with a spoon of sauce and sprinkle of parmesan cheese.
Bake 375 uncovered for 30 min.