Deconstructed Stuffed Peppers – Gluten and Top 8 Free

deconstructed bell pepperThis is a recipe The Hubs created and makes frequently at our house. I love it because it is just as delicious as the original, but you are not stuck with a big bell pepper you have to “power through” at the end.  He loves it because it is faster than the original, and is half the work.

It is gluten and top-8 free; please note that if you want this to be corn free, you must choose a tomato sauce without citric acid. If it is slightly tart at the end, add a tablespoon (or two) of sugar to take the edge off.

 Ingredients:

  • 1 lb hamburger
  • 1 green bell pepper chopped
  • ½ onion diced
  • 1 clove garlic – minced
  • 1 can tomato sauce (16 oz)
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 cups rice, prepared
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • sugar to taste

Brown the hamburger and onions in a heavy skillet over medium-high heat. In a separate pot, boil the bell pepper for 20 minutes, drain and shock with cold water. Add the bell peppers and the remaining ingredients to the hamburger and heat in the skillet (about five minutes). Add sugar to taste.

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