Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Frugal Recipe: Stuffed Green Peppers

Stuffed Green Peppers Dinner - $1.45 per person
Makes 6


1.25 lbs. Ground Beef 85/15 - $4.24
6 Green Bell Peppers - $4.08
small yellow onion (chopped) - $.40
3/4 Cup uncooked rice - had in pantry
2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce - had in fridge
1 tsp. minced garlic - had in fridge
1 can diced tomatoes  - had in pantry
1 can tomato sauce - had in pantry
1 tsp. dried oregano
1 Tbl. sugar
salt n pepper - had in pantry
1 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese - had in fridge
1/2 Cup water - on hand

Bring a large stock pot of salted water to a boil.
Cut off the tops of the green peppers, remove seeds.
Cook peppers in boiling water for 5 minutes.
Drain and sprinkle inside with salt.
In Large Skillet, brown beef and onions until browned.
Drain beef mixture and season with salt/pepper.
Stir in can tomatoes, rice, 1/2 cup water and Worcestershire sauce.
Cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes until rice is cooked.
Remove from heat and stir in shredded cheese.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Stuff each pepper with beef & rice mixture.
Put stuffed peppers in casserole dish.
In medium size bowl, combine tomato sauce, sugar and oregano.
Pour over green peppers.
Bake covered for 25-30 minutes.
Total Cost: $8.72 or $1.45 per person (feeds 6)

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