Friday, February 6, 2015

Gluten-Free Stuffed Green Peppers

It was time for something new on the menu, something I hadn't made in a very long time.  It's challenging creating new gluten-free dishes that both your gluten-free son and husband both like. This one favors my husband's taste buds. He told me he really enjoyed the stuffed green peppers his mom used to make, so I thought, I'll give it a go.

My kids aren't big fans of this dish because all they see is green peppers and tomatoes. But, maybe your kiddos would like the rice/beef mixture or maybe you're even lucky enough to have a child that likes green peppers!

With this dish, the only ingredient that may have gluten, would be the spanish rice, so make sure to buy a gluten-free package/box of rice or make your own using white rice and adding the ingredients below.



1 pd of Ground Beef (or meat of your choice)
1 14.5 oz can of Diced Tomatoes
1 15 oz can of Tomato Sauce
1 Box of plain rice, I use Lundberg's Spanish Rice (certified gluten-free)
6 Green Peppers
1 C. Shredded cheese of your choice (I used a Mexican Blend)
(You will use some of this cheese to top off peppers after baking)

Step 1:  Brown 1 1b  of ground beef and start cooking the rice.

Step 2:  While waiting for beef to brown and rice to cook, prep green peppers, slice top of peppers and clean out. You need to cover the dish with foil so make sure green peppers are cut short enough to cover.

Step 3:  Drain ground beef and allow rice to cool for 5 minutes

Step 4:  Combine meat, rice and drained tomatoes.

Step 5: Fill green peppers half way and top with cheese.

Step 6: Fill the remaining green peppers with rice mixture

Step 7: Top with tomato sauce - I used left over spaghetti meat sauce and poured more tomato sauce on them, which is not pictures...pour sauce between peppers as well.

Step 8: Bake (COVERED WITH FOIL) @350 for 45 minutes, you want the green peppers to be soft and easy to cut through.  Take out of oven, remove foil and top with shredded cheese. Bake for another 5 minutes.

Step 9: ENJOY! These were SO GOOD! It was nice to have something new on the menu. Also, if your kids don't like the green pepper, just stuff 4 green peppers and they can eat the left over beef/rice mixture - it's very flavorful!

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