Tuesday, January 12

"My Big Fat Greek Stuffed Peppers"


I made these for dinner tonight.

I got the recipe from a cook book I've been living by, "Saving Dinner." It's a great cook book for someone who doesn't know how doesn't have a lot of experience with making full dinners, main dish and sides, and with meal planning. This book does it all! It even gives you the shopping list for all the ingredients that you need for 5 whole meals.

So anyway, on to this yummy dinner :)

What you'll need:

6 bell peppers, halved & seeded

2 tbsp olive oil

1 onion, chopped

1/2 lb extra-lean ground beef

salt & pepper to taste

1 tsp oregano

1/2 tsp basil

2 large tomatoes, diced {I used a can of diced tomatoes and just drained the juice, worked great!}

3 cups brown rice, cooked {I used white for shorter cooking time, but prefer brown usually}

1 cup Feta cheese, crumbled

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly grease a baking sheet and put peppers, cut side down, on the surface. Roast in the oven for 20-30 minutes or until they're tender and skin begins to brown.

While peppers are roasting, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat and add onion. Cook onion till translucent, then add beef, crumbling well; add salt and pepper to taste. Drain well and blot with paper towels (with this step the fat grams will be lower).

Add seasonings to beef mixture; then add the tomatoes and rice. Mix well. Add the Feta cheese and mix well again.

In a baking dish, place peppers cut side up this time and fill with meat and cheese mixture. Cook for an additional 5-10 minutes or until heated through.

I personally, thought that this dish was delish! I served it with baked sweet potatoes and a fresh salad. It's a simple and healthy meal anyone can do, even a busy mom ; )

And just for kicks, my little helper:

Couldn't ask for better company :D

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