No Bake Stuffed Peppers
DirectionsCut peppers cut in half lengthwise, remove and discard stem ends and seeds.
Parboil in boiling salted water for 10 minutes drain and set aside.
In a small sauce pan add tomato sauce, sugar and basil, and set aside.
Brown ground been and onion well in a large skillet.
Stir in 1/2 cup of tomato sauce, 1/4 cup of rice, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt.
Cover and simmer 5 minutes, stir in cheese.
Spoon meat mixture into peppers, place in the skillet and pour remaining sauce around peppers cover and simmer 5 minutes.
Meanwhile bring water, 1/2 teaspoon salt and butter to boil stir in remaining rice remove from heat, let stand for 5 minute.
Serve peppers with rice on top of peppers with sauce and additional grated cheese if desired.