Updated: Oct 9
I have to be honest, my favorite thing about this recipe is that it’s relatively quick and can be made with a lot of ingredients that are probably already in your fridge.
I don’t know about you, but when I’m hangry or after a long day, the last thing I want to do is stop by the grocery store. Also, it’s super easy making it a fun recipe to follow with friends, during date night, or as a family!
It takes about 20 - 30 minutes and you'll need:
4 Sweet Peppers (mixed colors or color of choice)
1/2 lb ground beef, cooked
1 cup rice, cooked
1/4 cup mushrooms, chopped
1/3 cup purple onion, diced
2 tbsp tomato paste
Pinch garlic powder
Pinch dried oregano
12 slices of Coleman Natural Uncured Hickory Smoked Bacon (thick-cut may take much longer)
4 slices of Provolone cheese
Preheat the oven to 400f degrees and prep a baking rack with tin foil or parchment paper to catch any grease or bacon fat. Add a baking rack on top and set aside.
With kitchen shears or a knife, cut a slit lengthwise in your peppers and scoop out the core and seeds with your fingers since they’re not spicy (if it’s too much trouble). Set hollowed prepped peppers aside.
Brown ground beef. Saute the mushrooms add in your oregano, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and tomato paste.
In a mixing bowl, mix the cooked ingredients (browned ground beef, sauteed mushrooms/ purple onions, and cooked rice) into a bowl.
Spoon the mixture into a resealable plastic bag and snip the corner with scissors or use a spoon to scoop and layer. Be sure to layer pipe in the mixture evenly.
Wrap three slices of bacon around each pepper and stick a toothpick, width-wise, catching each side of bacon so it stays put as it cooks and crisps up.
Add 1 slice of provolone cheese on top of each pepper.
Add each pepper to your baking rack and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the bacon is cooked to your liking. You can always broil it carefully if you prefer extra crispy bacon.
Once done, remove from oven and let cool for a few minutes. Remove the toothpicks and add your peppers to a serving plate with tongs. Enjoy!
Although Natural Coleman has sponsored this post, all opinions are mine.