Saturday, June 6, 2009

Giant Eagle Bargain Recipe of the week- Almost stuffed peppers

Bargain Meal of the Week

Boy, does my hubby love stuffed peppers! I love them too but what I don't love is how long it takes to make them! I am so excited to try this recipe because it sounds like the "real thing" without the work. Feel free to add your own spices or veggies to this. I plan to put mine over noodles! Happy Eating Y'all!

I will not expense spices/oils since most of us have them on hand.

Almost Stuffed Peppers

1 pound ground beef (On sale $1.80 a lb) $1.80
2 cups water
1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained .89
1 large pepper cut into 1/4-inch slices (On sale 2.99 a lb) .99
1 medium onion, thinly sliced .60
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 1/2 cups uncooked instant rice (Rice a Roni on sale 8 for $10) .30

In a large skillet, brown beef; drain. Set beef aside and keep warm.

In the same skillet, combine water, tomatoes, pepper, onion and seasonings; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until vegetables are tender.

Stir in rice; cover and remove from the heat. Let stand for 5 minutes. Stir in beef; return to the stove and heat through.

Total cost of Meal: $4.58

Add noodles Total Cost of Meal: $5.08

Add noodles and garlic Bread ( Texas Toast on sale 2 for $5) Total Cost of Meal: $5.91

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