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Mini Stuffed Sweet Bell Peppers

@meatloafandmelodrama
This meal was so quick and easy to make and it was so good.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4

Equipment

  • Sheet Pan
  • Aluminum Foil

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Bag Mini Sweet Bell Peppers
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Lb Ground Beef
  • 1 Lb Ground Pork (optional)
  • 1 Tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Dried Italian Seasoning Blend
  • 1 Tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tsp Dried Minced Onions
  • 2 Cups Crushed Tomatoes, Tomato sauce or marinara sauce
  • 1 Cup Shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/2 Cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • Chopped Parsley for Garnish

Instructions
 

  • Preheat Oven to 425 Degrees.
  • Wash Peppers, cut in half, and remove seeds and ribs, then set aside.
  • In a large skillet, brown ground beef and/or pork in 1 tablespoon olive oil, and add sea salt and pepper.
  • Stir in tomato sauce, Italian seasoning, garlic, onions, and 1/2 cup Parm, and cook until heated through.
  • Remove from heat, and set aside.
  • Line a large baking sheet with heavy-duty foil, spray the pan with Pam olive oil cooking spray, then place peppers, cut sides up on the baking sheet.
  • Fill peppers with meat mixture and bake for 15 minutes, or until peppers are slightly soft and meat is heated through.
  • Top with remaining Parmesan cheese and mozzarella cheese, bake until cheese is melted.
  • Top with fresh parsley, if desired, and serve.

Notes

You can easily cut recipe in half and use only beef or pork. You can also wrap some prestuffed peppers and refrgerate or freeze them until ready to bake. You can also omit the extra seasoning if you're using jarred marinara or spaghetti sauce. 
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