I was needing to fix supper the other day and totally wasn't sure what I wanted to make. I started to toss some things into a skillet, as I needed to cook up some hamburger meat before I forgot about it and risked it going bad. My hubby entered the kitchen and "noticed" we had many bell peppers and mentioned how he ALWAYAS enjoys stuffed peppers (hint hint hint with a snuggle and a few kisses too). Sooo, that's what my skillet bake turned into. Hey, I can't argue with such persuasiveness as all that. Ha ha.
Stuffed peppers are so easy to make and there are so many ways to make them....this is one I came up with that night.
Stuffed Pizza Peppers (p1)
1lb hamburger meat (or ground turkey sausage), cooked and drained well
1 small can of tomato paste with roasted garlic
1 can diced tomatoes Italian flavored (with juice)
1 to 2 tsp dried oregano
1 can of white beans, drained
turkey pepperoni slices
mozzarella cheese, shredded
1 can black olives, drained and sliced or roughly chopped
1 small can of mushrooms, drained
Bell peppers, approximately 6 whole peppers
salt to taste
Cook the hamburger or turkey sausage in a skillet til well cooked and chopped into small bits. Drain (I like to rinse in hot water and drain again). Place back into skillet and add the tomato paste, diced tomatoes, black olives, mushrooms, beans, oregano and salt to taste. cook til all juice has evaporated and or thickened. While the meat mixture is cooking slice the bell peppers length wise and clean out for stuffing. Place peppers on a cookie sheet (lined with foil makes for easy clean up) and stuff the meat mixture in each pepper. after all the peppers have been over stuffed top each pepper with 3 to 4 slices of turkey pepperoni. Bake in oven for 30 mins at 350 degrees. After timer goes off place mozzarella cheese on each pepper and bake additional 5 mins or til cheese is bubbly and starting to brown a bit. Let cool a few moments and ENJOY!