Stuffed Bell Peppers

SUBMITTED BY: Susan Arcement

6-8 medium to large bell peppers, depending on size
2 lbs. lean ground beef
2 medium onions, chopped
2 ribs celery, chopped
1/3 cup chopped parsley
Salt and pepper to taste
Pats of butter


Bring a large pot of salted water (about a teaspoon of salt) to boil. Meanwhile, cut off tops of bell peppers and remove seeds. Completely submerge bell peppers in boiling water and boil for 3 minutes. Drain, and set aside to cool. Important: Do not let bell peppers sit in water as they will become too limp.

In a large pot, cook down ground beef with onions, celery, parsley, chopped bell pepper tops, and salt and pepper to taste.

Fill bell peppers with mixture, top with breadcrumbs, and put a pat of butter on top of each.

Place in baking pan to which you've added enough water to just cover bottom of pan. Bake stuffed bell peppers in 350 degree oven until breadcrumbs brown, about 15 minutes.