3 - 5 bell peppers
1½ lb. sweet Italian Sausage or Jimmy Dean
1½ lb. ground meat
½ c. rice (minute rice, uncooked)
1 tbsp. salt/pepper/garlic
2 tbsp. or more each basil and rosemary
(1) can tomato sauce (add more basil and rosemary, garlic salt and pepper to taste)
(1) 6 oz can tomato paste
1½ cans water
Halve and clean 3-5 bell peppers at desired. Stuff meat mixture into these. (I only use a few green peppers, the rest of the meat mixture I make into med-lg sized “meatballs”.)
Lay flat in lg. casserole, Dutch oven or crockpot.
Mix in a bowl and pour over peppers:
1 can each tomato soup, 6 oz paste, tomato sauce with more basil and rosemary, garlic salt and pepper to taste
Stir. Add 1½ cans water to the mixture. (more is fine, I eye it!)
Cover and put in oven for 350º for about 1 hour (long and shallow med peppers)
Or 1 hr. 15 minutes for lg/ thick and short peppers.
-serve over mashed potatoes-the sauce is so yummy!