I've always wanted to try these and finally did!! I followed a couple recipes loosely, but mainly added what I wanted. Turned out great! Even the hubs liked them and he was skeptical.
1 pound ground beef
5 various bell peppers ( I used red, yellow, and orange)
1 1/2 Cups cooked brown rice
3 Tbsp olive oil
6 garlic cloves ( I used dried minced)
1/2 white medium onion
1/2 Cup green onion
6 ounces fresh baby spinach
1/2 can black beans
2 Cups shredded mozzarella
1/2 Cup bread crumbs
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook the rice according to package directions. Set aside.
Heat olive oil in a medium saucepan over low heat. Add the garlic and onion and saute until translucent. Turn the heat up to medium, and crumble the beef, separating it as best you can. Saute the meat until it browns, about 7 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Add the spinach, green onion, black beans, rice, and 1 1/2 cups mozzarella. Stir and cook until spinach is wilted and cheese melted.
Cut away the tops of the peppers. Discard the ribs and seeds. Fill each pepper completely with the mixture. Sprinkle last 1/2 cup of cheese on top and then the breadcrumbs.
Cover with foil and cook for 35-45 minutes. Then remove the foil and broil an additional 5 minutes until the tops brown.
Side note: I enough of the stuffing left over to wrap in a tortilla and eat for lunch the next day. Yummy!