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                 MICROWAVE ITALIAN STUFFED PEPPERS;;XMXX58B
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Meats                            Main dish
                 Vegetables
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    3                    Large green peppers
    1       lb           Ground beef
      1/2   c            Onion -- chopped
    1                    Clove garlic -- minced
    7 1/2   oz           Canned tomatoes -- cut up
      1/2   c            Pitted ripe olives -- sliced
      1/3   c            Tomato paste -- (1/2 a 6oz can
    2       ts           Chili powder
    1       t            Sugar
      1/4   ts           Salt
    2 1/2   c            Crisp rice cereal
                         Sharp cheddar cheese -- shredde
 
   Halve peppers lengthwise. Discard seeds and membranes.
   Arrange cut side up in 12 x 8 x 2 M/w safe dish. Cover
   with plastic wrap, vent Cook on HI, 4-5 minutes.
   Drain. Season withn salt. Set aside. In a 2 qt M/w
   safe casserole cook beef, onion, and garlic, uncovered
   on HI 4-5 minutes, or until done-stirring twice to
   break up meat. Drain. Stir in tomatoes, olives, tomato
   paste, chili powder, sugar and salt.Stir in rice
   cereal. Spoon mixture into pepper halves. Wrap pepper
   halves singly in moisture prrof and vapor proof wrap.
   Seal, label and freeze up to 2 months. To heat, unwrap
   a pepper half and place in M/w safe individual
   casserole. Cover with plastic wrap vented. Cook on 70%
   power (med-hi) 4 mins. Uncover. Cook on 50% (med) 5-7
   mins or until heated through, giving dish a half turn
   once. Sprinkle with 1 TB shredded cheese. Cook on
   medium 30-60 seconds. Let stand covered, 3 minutes.
  
 
 
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