My friend Belle had recommended this idea to me years ago, but it wasn't until today that I decided to try for myself! It was so easy and super tasty!! I took ideas from a couple recipes, so I'll just explain pretty much what I did...
4 Bell Peppers (I used Yellow, but any color works!)
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
Cut the Tops of the peppers off, then gut and rinse out to get rid of all the seeds (with kids you could cut the peppers down the middle and turn them on their side to "stuff" so they're more shallow and easier to eat). Brush the outsides with Olive Oil. Line up on Baking Sheet or Baking Pan (I used a pan so the excess wouldn't topple off.)
1/2 lb ground beef
1/2 Medium Onion, Chopped finely
2 Cloves Garlic, Minced
1 Tbsp Oil
Red Pepper Flakes
Salt & Pepper
1 Fresh Tomato, chopped. (this is what i used, but a few recipes called for canned diced tomatoes and tomato paste...I think this would make it too saucy though...)
Slices of Cheddar, Mozzarella, Provolone, or Munster Cheese
Brown the onions and garlic in the oil, then add the ground beef and spices and brown. At the very end add the fresh diced tomato and toss together.
Put the beef mixture into the bell peppers, stuffing so it's full. Place a slice of cheese on top of each pepper.
Bake at 400 Degrees in the Oven for 20 Minutes, or until cheese is melty and bubbly brown.
Let cool for at least 5 minutes before eating!
(Alternatively, you can put the empty peppers in the oven for 5 minutes before you stuff them. I just didn't because I forgot and only 1/2 the recipes called for it)