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Old 10-13-2008, 09:42 PM   #1
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Barley-Beef Stuffed Bell Peppers

Barley-Beef Stuffed Bellpeppers

1 pound ground beef
1/2 onion finely chopped
3 tablespoons seasoned bread crumbs
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1-1/2 cups cooked pearl barley, cooking directions below
3 bell peppers, cut in half and seeded
2 jars (26 ounces each) prepared pasta sauce
Additional grated Parmesan cheese, optional

In large bowl, combine ground meat, onion, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, egg, salt, pepper and cooked barley. Divide meat-barley mixture into 6 portions. Press each portion into bell pepper half, forming mixture to the shape of the pepper. Spray a baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Place filled pepper halves in dish. Pour pasta sauce over peppers. Cover tightly with aluminum foil. Preheat oven to 375 F. Bake peppers for 1 hour and 15 minutes. To serve, arrange peppers on platter, spooning a portion of sauce over each pepper. Pour remaining sauce from baking dish into container to serve at table. Sprinkle additional grated Parmesan cheese over peppers, if desired, and serve. Makes 6 servings.

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Old 10-13-2008, 09:47 PM   #2
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Thanks Dee, these sound great. I love stuffed peppers but..hubby is a little more picky. I'm going to use your recipe to stuff tomatoes instead. He'll like that!

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Old 10-13-2008, 09:54 PM   #3
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You're welcome!
The barely puts a nice little difference in them, but I love rice as well.
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Copied and saved! Thank you, Dee. I have some peppers almost ready to pick, and I wanted to try something different!
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Old 10-13-2008, 10:21 PM   #5
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Old 10-13-2008, 10:54 PM   #6
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i think barley is under used. i put in in soup and stews. nice texture, i think
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