Thursday, June 9, 2016

Stuffed Peppers 2 Ways

When stuffed peppers are on the menu in our house, there are always 2 different kinds. Rick prefers the ones that he grew up with, BUT, they have ketchup in them & I don't care for ketchup! I prefer mine with ground beef, rice, onions, tomato sauce, BUT, Rick doesn't care for rice. SO, I always make 2 different kinds. Tonight, I went a step further and made a totally new to me kind with cooked chicken breast, marinara & mozzarella cheese.




Squash Casserole
Paula GeorgeSmith Mecookin 
4-5 squash cubed with chopped onion, boiled with 2 Tbsp. butter & S&P to taste. Drain. 
Add 3-beaten eggs & 1 cup of shredded cheddar. 
Mix with squash and onions, place in shallow casserole dish. 
Mix 1/2 cup crushed Ritz crackers & 1/2 cup shredded cheddar. 
sprinkle over squash mixture. 
Bake at 350 covered for 20 minutes, uncover & bake 10 additional minutes. 


Chicken Mozzarella Stuffed Peppers
Paula Smith
 Blanche 2 bell peppers halved, place in casserole dish. 
In skillet, sauté 1 chopped red onion in 2 Tbsp olive oil. 
Add 9 oz. pkg. roasted shredded chicken (Perdue) 1-1/2 cups marinara sauce. 
Heat through. 
Place 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella in each pepper half, divide chicken mixture among the 4 pepper halves. 
Sprinkle each with 1 Tbsp. panko bread crumbs & 1 Tbsp. Grated Parmesan cheese over each pepper half. 
Cover & bake at 350 for 20 minutes, uncover & bake 10 additional minutes.

Dot's Stuffed Peppers
Dot Smith

2 green bell peppers, halved seeds & stems removed
1 lb. ground chuck
1 yellow onion, chopped
1 tsp. Salt
1/2 tsp. Fresh ground pepper
1 cup ketchup preferably Hunt's
3 slices of bread, cubed ( I use honey wheat bread )
1/4 cup melted butter
4 slices sharp cheddar cheese

Clean bell peppers, place in bowl with a small amount of water & microwave covered for 5 minutes. Drain, place in a baking dish.

In skillet, sauté ground chuck, onions, S&P until meat is cooked through. Drain. Add ketchup & heat through. 

Drizzle cubed bread with melted butter. Bake in 350 oven, toss occasionally until lightly browned. 

Stir lightly into the ground beef mixture. Spoon into the pepper halves. Cover & bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Uncover, continue baking for 10 minutes. Top each with a slice of cheese the last couple of minutes of baking. 



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