This is one of my favorite family dishes. It will be better on your budget if you make this dish when you can get the bell peppers on sale. This dish is hearty and if you pair it up with some garlic mashed potatoes and corn it is a stick-to-your ribs kind of meal. If you get the peppers on sale you can double the recipe and save them as leftovers for the next day, they also freeze well. If you are watching your carbohydrates which my family is, you can add a small salad.
- 6 medium sized bell peppers
- 4 slices of bread (you can use low calorie bread if you prefer)
- 2 eggs
- 3 cups of shredded cheese
- 2 cups of salsa mild or medium
- 16 oz of tomato sauce
Wash the peppers and cut in half lengthwise. Take of tops and clean out seeds and trim the excess pulp so the peppers look like the ones in the picture Place peppers in two 9 x 13 glass pans that have been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
Place meat in a large bowl. Cut the bread into cubes and place in the bowl with the meat. Add the the eggs, salsa and 2 cups of cheese into the bowl.
Mix the contents in the bowl with a large spoon or use your hands to combine all the ingredients together. Spoon the meat mixture into the peppers and press down. Use all the meat mixture even if they seem full the meat will shrink a bit while cooking.
Being generous spoon or pour the tomato sauce over the peppers. Cover with tin foil and bake in a 350 degree oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Check after 45 minutes to see if the peppers are soft and easy to cut. Turn off the oven and remove the peppers. Take the foil off and place shredded cheese on top of each pepper and put back into oven for about 5 minutes until cheese is melted.
I hope you enjoy this recipe! Whatever you cook for your family make it special. Take the time to set the table and eat together, it is a wonderful way to reconnect with each other after a busy day. Keep the conversation positive and the special times you have with your children they will remember. When they grow up they will continue to carry on the same family traditions.
Proverbs 17:1 Better is a dry morsel with quietness, Than a house full of feasting with strife.