2 Zing! Perfect Stuffing Peppers

Posted on: December 29th, 2015

Posted in: Recipes

  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 4 medium-sized mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1½ cups fresh or frozen corn kernels
  • 1½ cups celery, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 28 oz. can of diced tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp basil
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • ¼ cup Italian parsley, chopped
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes
  • Kosher salt, fresh-ground black pepper
  • 1½ cups cooked long grain rice
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (fontina, monterey jack or mozzarella)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Brown lean ground beef in large pan over medium high heat for 5 minutes. Add mushrooms, corn, celery, onion and garlic. Cook until softened. Stir in tomatoes, tomato paste, and remainder of spices. Season with salt and pepper cook for 15-20 minutes. Stir in cooked rice and chopped parsley; cook for another 5 min. or until rice is warm. Meanwhile, cut the Zing! peppers in half from top to bottom. Remove seeds and rind, then rinse. Lightly sprinkle the inside of the peppers with salt and place in a microwave safe dish with ¼ cup water. Cover with plastic wrap and microwave for 4-5 minutes. (until they soften.)

Transfer to a 3 quart baking dish and fill peppers with meat and rice mixture. Sprinkle with cheese and bake 20 minutes or until peppers are tender and cheese is browned. Serve hot.

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