Homemade Stuffed Peppers and Fried Cabbage Recipe
Food has the power to bring back many wonderful memories. Growing up, one of my favorite meals was stuffed peppers. My grandfather made the best, and I always asked him to make them. It's fun to share these little moments in time with my husband and our son. My husband has similar memories with his grandparents and comparing stories is a joy.
Cooking together is a wonderful activity, and we try to do it as often as we can. Having everyone in the kitchen, preparing lunch or dinner, makes many lasting memories. It's a great way to spend quality time as a family.
We recently decided to make stuffed peppers, and it's a lot easier than you may think. Paired with fried cabbage, this is a delicious, summery meal your entire family will love. Put on an upbeat music playlist, gather your family, and get cooking!
- 2-3 lbs. ground beef
- 1 medium head of cabbage
- 2-3 bags rice
- 3-6 green peppers
- 2 jars Prego spaghetti sauce, meat flavored is best
- vegetable oil
1. Begin boiling water in a large sauce pan.
2. Brown ground beef in a skillet over medium heat.
3. Add rice to boiling water and cook according to package directions.
4. Drain grease from ground beef, leaving just a little in the pan.
5. Drain rice and put in a large mixing bowl.
6. Add 1 jar of prego meat sauce.
7. Fill jar 1/4 full with water. Put lid on and shake. Pour into browned ground beef. Stir.
8. Add ground beef to rice and stir, mixing thoroughly. Mix in second jar of sauce if needed. (Instructions continued below.)
9. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
10. Cut tops off of green peppers. Take all the seeds out and be sure to break the white ridges inside.
11. Stuff peppers generously with meat and rice mix.
12. Put peppers in baking pan. Add a little sauce and water to the bottom.
13. Bake uncovered for 40 minutes.
14. While peppers are cooking, chop cabbage into rough-cut squares.
15. Place cabbage in a skillet. Add enough oil to coat the bottom of the pan. Cover and fry over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
Dish up peppers. Serve each person a green pepper, a couple spoonfuls of fried cabbage, and a slice of Texas Toast, if desired.
These stuffed peppers are even tastier heated up on the second day.
© 2018 Alyssa