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Peppers Stuffed with Beef & Mushrooms

Peppers Stuffed with Beef

These are super easy stuffed peppers that cook right in the same skillet you made the stuffing in. No blanching required.
If you have any of the beef and rice left after filling peppers (as always, depends on size of peppers) just remove from skillet, keep it warm and serve on the side also.

Ingredients

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  • 8oz (250gr) ground beef 
  • 1 onion, chopped 
  • 4oz (120gr) cremini mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 rib celery, sliced or chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tbs Worcestershire sauce
  • 23 bell peppers, depending on size, any color
  • 1 1/2 cups (12oz, 360ml) beef broth
  • 2 tbs maizena (cornstarch, corn flour) 
  • Rice:
  • 1/3 cup (2.2oz, 65gr) Basmati rice
  • 2/3 cup 5oz, 150ml) beef broth

Instructions

  • Cook rice in broth according to package directions, usually about 16 minutes.
  • Cut peppers in half the long way (try to find the best flat sides before cutting so that they will lay nicely) and remove stem end and seeds.  Set aside (do not blanch).
  • Sauté onion, celery and garlic over medium heat in large skillet. (Skillet must be large enough to hold all pepper halves, when they are stuffed, in one layer.) 
  • When onions start to become translucent add paprika and meat.
  • Break meat up as it cooks.
  • When meat is cooked add Worcestershire sauce and 1/4 cup broth to skillet.
  • Dissolve 1 tbs cornstarch in 1/4 cup broth, add to the skillet and stir well, cooking until it thickens.
  • Add rice when rice is done, mix well.
  • Fill peppers with meat and rice (set on a plate while you work).
  • Once all peppers are filled using all of the beef and rice, put the peppers back into the same pan (filled side up, in one layer).
  • Pour remaining 1 cup of broth around peppers in skillet, cover, return to heat and simmer for 20 minutes, until peppers are tender.
  • Remove peppers.
  • Dissolve remaining 1 tbs cornstarch in 2 tbs water.
  • Add cornstarch mixture and stir, cooking until thick.  You have a sauce!
  • Serve peppers with sauce on the side.

Notes

Substitute ground turkey or chicken for the beef and use any grain you like. Or do all mushrooms for a vegetarian version.

Keywords: stuffed peppers, mushrooms, beef