Nurture Italian Meat Bells

 Nurture Italian Meat Bells made with Nurture Ranch Ground Brisket

Nurture Italian Meat Bells made with Nurture Ranch Ground Brisket

Nurture Italian Meat Bells

30 minute prep, 45 minute cook time

Serves 4

Tip – prep in advance and store in refrigerator to save time. Place in oven 45 minutes before meal.

Ingredients

4 bell peppers, halved and seeded - Green, Orange, Red, or Yellow

1 (1 pound) Nurture Burger (recommend ground brisket)

1 cup white rice

1 egg

1/2 cup of Italian bread crumbs

1 tablespoon olive oil (recommend Carapelli Organic)

1 small onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

10 pitted green olives, chopped

1 tablespoon of capers

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (recommend Carapelli)

½ teaspoon basil

½ teaspoon oregano

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

 

Directions

1 Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

2 Place peppers in a greased baking dish; set aside.

3. Cook Nurture Burger in light olive oil.

4. Cook rice.

4 Heat oil in a large heavy skillet over low heat. Saute onion until translucent, then     stir in garlic. Let garlic cook for 2 minutes, then stir in bread.

5 Add Nurture Burger, egg, rice, olives, capers, olive oil, black pepper and red pepper. Mix until well blended.

6 Mound pepper halves with stuffing. Surround peppers with tomato sauce and a small amount of water. Cover with foil.

7 Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until peppers are tender. Uncover for the last 15 minutes of baking, and baste occasionally with sauce.

8 Place on plate and top with Parmesan cheese