Saturday, August 29, 2015

Stuffed Bell Peppers: College Kid Style


Who says poor college kid meals have to be boring? Sure, they aren't super fancy or expensive. But that doesn't mean they can't taste good too! I have made some pretty tasty meals in my first two years at school and I felt like sharing them with you! So, here are my top five favorite meals I have made on a college kid budget!

Note: I'm not much of a recipe follower when I make stuff. I kind of eyeball it and hope for the best! 90% of the time this works out great and I know that I'm only adding what I'm comfortable with! So, there are no measurements really, it's all just what you want to add!

Stuffed Bell Peppers:

This is a pretty filling meal! Feeds two people. Although it's a little messy because we didn't put rice in there to soak up the juices, I still thought it was delicious!

All ingredients were bought at our local Walmart and were the "Great Value" versions. Don't underestimate the quality of the "Great Value" products!

Ingredients:

  • 3 Bell peppers (yellow, red, and green)
  • Ground beef
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Crescent rolls
  • Potatoes
  • Milk
  • Butter
  • Salt

Directions (sort of):

Cut the tops off the yellow and green bell peppers and gut the inside. Dice the red bell pepper. Rinse all peppers and set aside for now.

Open the crescent rolls and roll onto a cookie sheet. Set aside for now.

Peel skin off the potatoes (if you want), rinse, chop up potatoes to smaller pieces and add to boiling salt water. Reduce the heat and let the potatoes simmer until they're soft. Strain out the water, add milk and butter, and mash the potatoes until they're a consistency you like.

While the potatoes are cooking, brown the beef. Then mix the beef with mozzarella cheese and diced red pepper. Stuff the pepper with the filling. Top the filling with cheese, and pop in the oven at 350. You will bake these at the same time as the crescent rolls, and they should be done at about the same time. The cheese should be melted and the peppers should be tender.

Take everything out of the oven, plate it, add a glass of your favorite wine, and voila! Cheep delicious meal for college kids!

Note: Unfortunately, the stuffed peppers are not as great heated up the next day. So, if you make it and have left overs, share with your roommate, neighbors, RA, anyone! Not many college kids will pass up a free meal (:

Until next time,
Kay

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