Here is something fun for the upcoming festivities: Creepy Stuffed Peppers! It’s easy to make, tasty and whimsical all at the same time. My mom used to make these for me and now, I am not able to eat bell peppers but the rest of my family can enjoy them. You can involve the kiddos by letting them “draw the face” that they want on their peppers so they are more invested in eating the final outcome.
4 orange and/ or red bell peppers, remove the tops and seeds (set the tops aside)
1 lb ground beef
1/2 C chopped onion
1 can diced roasted tomatoes with juice( use ½ C of the juice in the recipe)
1/2 C white rice
1 pinch salt and black pepper
Let’s make the creepy stuffed peppers:
Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.
Allow to cool slightly while still in the baking dish.
Carve the faces on each of your peppers. When carving the mouth dont get too close to the bottom of the pepper. Set peppers aside.
Grab a large bowl and begin combining all of the ingredients except the bell peppers, mustard, and ketchup. Mix the ingredients until well combined.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Prep the 8X8 baking dish by coating the bottom and all four sides with baking spray.
Spoon meat mixture into your peppers. Add a tablespoon of both ketchup and mustard on top of the meat mixture.
Set peppers upright, with the pepper tops placed on top of each stuffed pepper, not forcing the tops down onto the filling, in an 8×8-inch baking dish.
Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Remove from oven and allow to rest for a few minutes before removing from the baking dish.