Lazy Stuffed Peppers

Today was Halloween and I think my costume turned out pretty good.

Fern from Charlotte's Web

I added a little sign above Wilbur’s head for the costume parade and, thankfully, all my kids knew who I was. We had some great costumes, ate some bad-for-you snacks (but only a few…I’m trying to teach the kids moderation) and did some fun activities as a class.

Wilbur

The perfect supper for a night like tonight has to have lazy in the title, because that is exactly how I feel right now.

Bring on the lazy stuffed peppers!

I started by browning one package of ground beef. Then I added in 3 chopped peppers, half a chopped onion and a dollop of minced garlic.

Lazy Stuffed Peppers

I let that cook until the onions and peppers were soft. I drained off the excess fat and returned the pan to the stove.

Next I added

  • 19 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 8 oz can tomato sauce
  • 14 oz beef broth
  • 2 tsp beef bouillon
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning

Lazy Stuffed Peppers

I brought the whole thing up to a boil and added in 1 cup of uncooked rice.

Lazy Stuffed Peppers

At this point I was a bit concerned because it didn’t seem like nearly enough rice. Next time I think I would possibly add in 1.5 cups of rice just so it wasn’t quite so liquid-y.

I reduced the heat, put a lid on it and let it cook for about 35-40 minutes until the rice was cooked through.

To finish it off I threw some shredded cheese over the whole thing, put the lid back on and let it melt for about 10 minutes.

Lazy Stuffed Peppers

The verdict- this was incredibly good! It has a nice deep flavor and tastes a lot like traditional stuffed peppers. Andrew absolutely loved it, so I know that I will be making it again.

Lazy Stuffed Peppers

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