Ingredients - Italian Style Stuffed Peppers

Ingerdients - Caprese Salad

Step-by-step recipe

  1. Preheat oven to 375°.

  2. Place the opened and cleaned bell peppers in a roasting dish face down and stick them in the oven for 10-15 minutes (the longer the more tender it will be)

    Step 2.1
  3. While the bell peppers are cooking heat the bacon grease or coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Sauté the diced onions (I added some extra bell peppers), adding sea salt and black pepper to taste until they are translucent and slightly browned on the edges.

    Step 3.1
  4. Then add the chopped tomatoes, and chopped garlic, to the onions, and simmer for about two minutes.

    Step 4.1
  5. Add the meat and cook until fully browned. (You can taste the mixture once the meat is cooked and adjust the seasoning by adding more sea salt or pepper to your taste.)

  6. Once the meat is fully cooked mix in the chopped basil.

    Step 6.1
  7. Remove the peppers from the oven and flip them over so you can fill them with the yummy meat filling.

  8. Once they are filled you can top them off with some shredded mozzarella cheese. Set the oven to broil and pop them back into the oven for 1-2 minutes to melt the cheese.

  9. While this cheese is melting you can toss together the Caprese Salad.

  10. Take the salad ingredients and layer them as follows; first the lettuce, then the chopped tomatoes, then the mozzarella slices, and finally top it off with the chopped basil leaves.

  11. You can mix the olive oil and balsamic vinegar to create a yummy salad dressing.

    Step 11.1
  12. Take the peppers out and serve with the salad for a yummy Italian meal. I paired mine with a delicious Italian Chianti.

    Step 12.1