Monday, October 14, 2013

Granny Besse's Easy Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Granny Besse was my great-grandmother on my mother's side.  Primarily remembered for her divine fried apple pies, she was a wonderful cook.  I have a number of her recipes, some of which I have posted before on my blog.  Her stuffed peppers is a favorite of mine.  One thing I like about it is that it is so easy to pull together - you don't have to sauté or brown anything prior to baking.  Recently Kroger had any color of pepper for 99 cents each, so I made stuffed peppers out of the orange variety, which I adore for their sweet flavor.

Ingredients:
1 lb. ground beef (or turkey)
1 cup chopped onion
1 clove chopped garlic
2 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. pepper
2 cans condensed tomato soup (I used 1 15 oz. can of tomato sauce instead - what I had on hand)
1/2 lb. sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1 1/2 cup cooked rice (I used brown rice)
8 medium green peppers (or orange, or red!!)

Preheat oven to 350*.  Cut the tops off the peppers and remove the seeds.  Place in baking dish.  Mix all the other ingredients by hand in a large bowl, then stuff the peppers.  Bake for 45 minutes.

This makes a lot, so sometimes I just stuff 5 peppers and make a mini meatloaf with the remaining meat mixture, which the boys can have for an easy dinner on one of the nights I'm working.  This recipe is a wonderful way to introduce your kids to peppers - mine love it!

And on a side note - a happy 39th birthday to my husband, Paul.  Wishing him a most excellent day today! 

24 comments:

Sunnybrook Farm said...

That is the right way to make them, I cheated this year and used spanish rice mix.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I hope Paul has a wonderful birthday. These look wonderful. They will be perfect to serve this fall.

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I've really come to enjoy stuffed peppers within the last few years. Looks yummy, Lisa!

A Quiet Corner said...

Yum...the Pres is not working today...maybe he can make some!...:)JP

Buttons said...

Thanks Lisa Yummy looks so delicious. B

Lynn said...

this is almost the same recipe that my gradnmother handed down ;-). (nothing here like sharp cheddar cheese and must wait for it to come from the western side of Canada and these stuffed peppers are just not the same without it)...funny the things one misses from home. I love your photo.

Endah Murniyati said...

Look so delicious! My family love pepper very much. Thank you for sharing.

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Thank you for posting this, Lisa... we have peppers in the fridge as well as the garden that need stuffing! xox

Sharon Wagner said...

I haven't made these before. I might have to try this.

Out on the prairie said...

A lovely dish to try.

Sandra Morris said...

Stuffed Peppers is on the menu this week. I have never tried them but have always wanted to.
Yours look great!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Looks delicious! I think I would like the orange or red peppers better than the green.

Happy Birthday to Paul!

Mary Ann said...

Just a perfect recipe for me today... I have a GIANT PEPPER to use!!!!

Happy birthday to your hubs!

Gail Dixon (LaBelle) said...

My grandmother used to make stuffed bell peppers too. It was one of my favorites of hers. She did not leave a recipe for us, so thank you for sharing yours!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Sounds delicious!

I Am Woody said...

Hope he has a wonderful birthday!!

Grandma Bonnie said...

Happy Birthday to Paul. I have not made stuffed peppers in a long while. I have a few left in my garden I should go pick and stuff. I will try your recipe it sounds great. All my grandchildren eat fresh peppers as a snack. We slice them in strips and they eat them like candy.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

I haven't had stuffed peppers in forever. Yours look good! Happy birthday to Paul!

mail4rosey said...

I bet this is tasty!

Blackberry Lane said...

John will love this recipe.

alissa apel said...

My mom used to make this. She hasn't for a long time. It sounds, and looks good!

Linda said...

Looks good! I haven't fixed stuffed peppers in years.

GardenOfDaisies said...

Yum! I love stuffed peppers! I should make some for dinner tomorrow. I recently saw a picture of stuffed peppers, where the pepper had been cut with a jack-o-lantern face. I bet the boys would love that

Busy Bee Suz said...

I have a thing for bell peppers. :) This looks delish and I'll try it soon. Thanks!
Happy belated birthday to your husband! He and my guy share a birthday!