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Homemade Stuffed Peppers and Fried Cabbage Recipe

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Alyssa loves sharing her family's favorite recipes with the world. She is a wife and a mom who enjoys drinking large amounts of coffee.

Homemade stuffed peppers and fried cabbage with a piece of Texas Toast on the side.

Homemade stuffed peppers and fried cabbage with a piece of Texas Toast on the side.

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!

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

25 min

40 min

1 hour 5 min

Serves 3-6 people

Ingredients

  • 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
Ingredients

Ingredients

Instructions

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.)

Put boiled rice in a large mixing bowl.

Put boiled rice in a large mixing bowl.

Pour one jar of Prego sauce on top.

Pour one jar of Prego sauce on top.

Fill jar 1/4 full with water. Replace the lid. Shake. Pour onto ground beef. Stir.

Fill jar 1/4 full with water. Replace the lid. Shake. Pour onto ground beef. Stir.

Add ground beef to mixing bowl with rice and sauce. Stir mixing thoroughly.

Add ground beef to mixing bowl with rice and sauce. Stir mixing thoroughly.

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.

Cut tops off of green peppers and remove seeds.

Cut tops off of green peppers and remove seeds.

Generously fill each pepper with beef and rice mix.

Generously fill each pepper with beef and rice mix.

Add a little bit of water and sauce on the bottom of the pan. Bake uncovered for 40 minutes.

Add a little bit of water and sauce on the bottom of the pan. 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.

Chop cabbage into rough squares. Place in a skillet with a little oil to coat the bottom of the pan. Fry over medium heat, stirring occasionally.

Chop cabbage into rough squares. Place in a skillet with a little oil to coat the bottom of the pan. Fry over medium heat, stirring occasionally.

Fried cabbage.

Fried cabbage.

Dish up peppers. Serve each person a green pepper, a couple spoonfuls of fried cabbage, and a slice of Texas Toast, if desired.

Enjoy!

These stuffed peppers are even tastier heated up on the second day.

Peppers are ready to eat.

Peppers are ready to eat.

A delicious, summery meal.

A delicious, summery meal.

© 2018 Alyssa

Comments

Alyssa (author) from Ohio on May 11, 2018:

Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed them! My husband and I are not fancy cooks either. I'm partial to making things as simple as possible.. especially when it comes to cooking. :)

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on April 21, 2018:

You lost me at cabbage, Alyssa! Sorry...I just can't eat that stuff. It's like lettuce with a bad attitude. :)

Margie's Southern Kitchen from the USA on April 21, 2018:

Love recipes like these! I am not a fancy cook, I just love good food like my mom cooked! Thanks for reminding me of these two dishes!