Like I said before, I’ve been going through some of my old recipe cards. I haven’t made a lot of these meals for over 20 years. The first meal that I made from going through the old cards was my Mama’s Beefaroni. My son loved it, so I’m making more of the meals. The next recipe I made was Stuffed Green Peppers. I hadn’t made those for at least 10 years, Well, these were a hit with my son & I can’t wait to make some more recipes from that old recipe box. (and this is the girl who hates to cook)
6 green peppers 2 eggs 1 1/2 # ground beef
1 cup cooked rice 1 small onion 1 rib of celery
1 can condensed tomato soup + 1/2 can of water
salt & pepper
Preheat oven at 375 degrees
Clean & cut the peppers, par boil them for 10 minutes, remove from boiling water & let drain on paper towels.
Make the rice & set it aside to cool. I use chicken broth instead of water to make the rice. It makes the flavor of the rice less boring when using the extra rice as a side dish, & adds more flavor to the stuffed green peppers.
Chop the onions & celery into small pieces. Cook them in water until tender. Drain & set aside to cool.
Grease the pan that you are going to use. It doesn’t matter what pan you use, as long as it has sides to help the peppers stand up.
Add the meat, eggs, rice, cooked onions & celery, salt & pepper together. Mix well. I use my hands to make sure that everything is mixed together well.
Fill the peppers with the meat mixture & add the pepper caps. If you have any extra meat mixture, just form it into a meatball & nestle it in between the peppers. The peppers will actually flavor the meatball.
Mix the can of tomato soup with the half can of water until smooth. Pour the tomato soup over the peppers.
Place in the center of a preheated 375 degree oven, uncovered for one hour. I bake it for 30 minutes, then turn the pan & bake for an additional 30 minutes.
Remove from oven at the end of the 60 minutes.
The tomato soup thins a bit & makes the best gravy.
Serve with mashed potatoes covered with the tomato gravy.
So, if you’re looking for some old fashioned down home cooking, I hope you give this a try.
Happy Creating everyone!