I threw together stuffed peppers. I think I saw them in someones blog and got a craving for them :)
6 green peppers
2 packages taco rice
about a pound of ground meat
1 package of shredded cheddar
1 jar of pasta sauce
half of a white onion
Wash the green peppers and using a sharp knife cut the tops off. Use a spoon and scrape out the insides of the peppers.
Cook rice as directed on package.
Coat a large pan with olive oil and add minced garlic, chopped onion, and ground meat. Cook the meat until it's no longer pink and drain off the liquid.
Add rice, a few handfuls of cheddar cheese, and some of the pasta sauce to the meat and stir together. I eyeball the amount of rice and pasta, just make sure there is more meat than other stuff :)
Stuff each pepper with the meat mixture
Stand the peppers upright in a baking dish
If you have extra rice sprinkle it around the peppers and it'll help hold them up in the dish. Add a little extra pasta sauce over top of everything. Finish with more cheddar cheese.
I had the oven at 450 degrees. I covered my peppers with tin foil so the cheese wouldn't burn. I would bake them for 20 minutes with the foil and take the foil off for another 10 minutes of baking.
On the side we had hot sauce and sour cream. We like it spicy! However I didn't add hot sauce to my meat mixture because intern Stephanie isn't a hot head