Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Stuffed Peppers with Orzo, not rice!

Stuffed Green Peppers!

4 green peppers, blanched in boiling water for 3 minutes, then sliced in half, de-seeded
1 pound lean ground beef
1/2 yellow onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic minced
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
salt to taste
pepper to taste
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 cup cooked orzo
1 1/2 cups your favorite tomato sauce
Parmesan cheese, Italian blend cheese for tops

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Blanch peppers in boiling water for 3 minutes.  Remove, drain, split in half, and remove seeds and inside ribs.  
In a medium skillet, brown beef, onion, garlic until onions are tender, and beef is no longer pink.  Add seasonings, Worcestershire sauce, and cooked & drained orzo.  Stir till well blended. 
Spray a large dish with PAM, place peppers inside.  Add about 1 Tablespoon of sauce in each pepper, fill with meat mixture, top with another spoonful of sauce, then cheese.  Pour remaining sauce around peppers.  Bake for about 30 minutes, or till tender.  I cover the dish with foil.  


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