Today’s weeknight meal is another stuffed pepper recipe. I think bell peppers are adorable and all, but truthfully, I have to be in the right mindset to be determined enough to tackle a dish with so much…prep-work.
Don’t get me wrong, they always turn out delicious — there just seems to be a lot of chopping. And my knife skills? Well, let’s just say I’m not a professional (AKA I take forever to chop things).
That’s why as you can see here, I enlisted Jake as my sous chef. Be prepared to slice up roast beef, mushrooms, onions, halve and de-seed your bell peppers, and mince the garlic. So many things to do, right? Don’t worry. The end product is worth it.
So if you’ve got an extra pair of hands laying around…put them to work!
Here’s what you’ll need: two bell peppers, a couple mushrooms, a small-medium onion, garlic, butter, olive oil, and sliced cheese (provolone or pepper jack work best)
Once you’ve got all your prep-work done, what you’ll realize is you’re basically making a stir-fry and then putting it into some peppers to bake in the oven.
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
- Once you’ve done all your prep-work and have a pan on the stove on low-medium heat, throw in 2 TBSPs of butter and 2 TBSPs of olive oil, your minced garlic, the sliced onions, and the mushrooms. Cook until the onions are soft — or for about 3o minutes.
- While this is happening, if you haven’t done so already, slice your bell peppers in half and remove the veins and seeds.
- Place a slice of cheese at the bottom of each half bell pepper.
- Now back to your stir fry after it’s cooked: Add 7 – 8 oz. of thinly sliced strips of roast beef to the pan. Mix in and heat through for about 5 minutes.
- Scoop the mixture into your bell pepper halves.
- Top each with another slice of cheese.
- Place in the oven for about 15 minutes, or until the cheese is golden brown.
This is what your finished dish should look like! It’s like a low-carb version of a Philly Cheesesteak — but it’s still so very delicious. The pepper jack cheese we used really added an extra kick.
Hope you enjoy! Do you have a favorite bell pepper recipe?
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