I spent the morning “visiting” my mom. Her headstone is in, and seeing her name etched into the stone was unbelievably upsetting. Maybe makes it a bit more real, but it’s still so surreal. They started to plant seeds for grass, and my family and I laid out our painted Cape Cod rocks. Bright pink roses and it seems almost…. more cozy?… in a way….
So in her memory, I wanted to share HER recipe for stuffed peppers. It’s funny, because recently both my dad and my aunt brought this recipe up. And while I’ve shared before that my mom never stuffed the peppers, but instead cooked the rice and meat over a pepper… I just learned that my grandma actually used to do this too! Fancy that!
So here’s how she made stuffed peppers, which was a recipe handed down to her as well. My mom would brown ground beef in a skillet with salt, pepper and a dash of cinnamon and oregano. In a glass baking pan, put a halved pepper down on the bottom. My mom would actually par cook this in the microwave. In the skillet, mix together the beef with a cup of rice and an 8 ounce can of tomato sauce. Add additional salt and pepper to taste. Pour this over the pepper in the baking dish and add a cup of water.
Bake in the oven at 350 until the rice is cooked, about 30-40 minutes. It’s a really simple recipe, but it’s really good and brings back such memories. I don’t have a picture at the moment, but maybe I’ll make this dish this week and post 🙂 Enjoy!