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                       Beef and Orzo Stuffed Peppers
 
 Recipe By     : Bob b1744
 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cheese                           Ground Beef
                 Main Dishes                      Pasta
                 Peppers                          Tomatoes
                 Pesto
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    4      large         green peppers
      2/3  cup           Italian parsley -- tightly packed
      1/4  cup           Pamesan cheese -- grated
    2      tablespoons   chopped walnuts
    5 1/2  teaspoons     dried basil
      1/2  teaspoon      salt
    1      clove         garlic -- minced
      1/4  cup           olive oil
    1      pound         ground beef
    1 1/2  cups          orzo -- cooked in
    3      cups          water
    1      medium        tomato -- seeded and chopped
    2      tablespoons   Parmesan cheese
 
 Cut top off green peppers. Remove seeds and membranes. Blanch for 3 minutes
 in boiling salted water. Drain, inverted on paper towels.
 Pesto:  Combine parsley, 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, walnuts, basil, salt and
 garlic in food processor or blender until blended. With motor running, slowly
 pour in olive oil. Process until blended. Reserve.
 Cook ground beef in large frypan unitl not pink. Pour off fat. Stir in pesto,
 orzo and tomato. Spoon equally into pepper shells. Bake at 350 F. for 20
 minutes. Sprinkle with 2 Tbsps. more grated Parmesan cheese.
 
 
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 NOTES : In place of all Pesto ingredients, you can use prepared pesto.