My husband loves his mother's stuffed pepper recipe. It calls for tomato juice laced with brown sugar for basting. She cooks hers on top of the stove. I made half of this recipe. I made some changes: I added 2-3 T. of brown sugar to the stuffing, used crushed tomatoes because my local grocery store doesn't carry tomato sauce (the consistency is fairly close), used brown rice instead of white, put all of the tomatoes in with the meat and rice before stuffing, and covered the peppers with their tops for baking. I wish that I had followed someone's suggestion of blanching the peppers first. I didn't feel like the pepper was cooked enough which is why I gave this recipe a 4 instead of a 5. My husband was satisfied with the sweetness of the stuffing with the little bit of brown sugar added. The sweetness was pretty light actually. I believe that sugar is added to tomato sauce, but not to crushed tomatoes, so what I added may have been just enough to make up the difference. The ground beef that I buy is quite lean, so I never drain it after cooking. I used some leftover rice that I had in my freezer, so I thought this recipe was quick and easy. My husband (the dishwasher) was pleased that I didn't dirty a lot of pots in making this.
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My husband loves his mother's stuffed pepper recipe. It calls for tomato juice laced with...