Pimientos Rellenos – Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Ingredients: 650 gr. ground meat (pork and/or beef), 8 bell peppers or different colors, 1 large onion, chopped, 1 egg, 2 strips bacon, 1 Tbsp. chopped parsley, 3 Tbsp. vegetable oil, 16 oz. crushed tomato, 2 garlic cloves, crushed, 1 tsp. sugar, salt and pepper to taste.

Recipe: Wash and core the peppers. Heat the oil in a large frying pan and saute the garlic, chopped bacon and onion for 3 minutes. Add the ground meat and half of the crushed tomatoes and stir. You can use a potato masher to break the ground meat easily. Saute for 3-4 more minutes and add the egg, seasoning and chopped parsley. Fill the bell peppers with the filling and arrange them in a baking pan. Pour the rest of the crushed tomatoes over the peppers and 3-4 oz. of water. Cover the pan with a lid or aluminum foil. Bake at medium-high temperature for 35 minutes or until ready. You will know that the stuffed peppers are ready for sure when the rice inside the peppers is fully cooked.

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