Laura's Stuffed Peppers
- 6 green peppers
- 1 pound ground beef
- 3/4 cup chopped onion
- 2 14.5 oz cans diced tomatoes
- 2/3 cup pearl barley
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Put barley in 2 1/2 cups water and simmer, covered, on low heat until barley is tender and water is absorbed (about 25 minutes).
Fill a saucepan with water and bring to a boil. Slice the tops off the green peppers, remove the seeds and membranes, and immerse them in water and let boil for 5 minutes. Remove and drain.
Brown ground beef and onions in a large skillet. Stir frequently, breaking ground beef into small pieces.
Mix diced tomatoes and cooked barley with ground beef; stir in spices. Put peppers right side up in ungreased bakin dish. Fill peppers with beef/barley/tomato mixture. Bake, covered for 30 minutes. Salt and pepper to tase.