Mr. Food: Baked Stuffed Peppers

Mr. Food

Serves: 4

Ingredients
  • 2 medium-sized red or green bell peppers, split lengthwise and cleaned (see Options)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 medium-sized onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 ripe tomato, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 3/4 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon grated or shredded Parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat an 8-inch square baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
     
  2. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic, and sauté just until softened. Remove from heat and add remaining ingredients except pepper halves and Parmesan cheese; mix well.
     
  3. Fill peppers evenly with mixture and place in prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
     
  4. Add 1/4 cup water to baking dish, cover with foil, and bake 15 minutes. Remove dish from oven and carefully remove foil; return dish to oven and bake for an additional 5 to 7 minutes, or until heated through. Serve immediately.
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