Easy Beef Stuffed Peppers
1 pound lean ground beef
4 medium green or red bell peppers
3/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup uncooked rice
3 tablespoons catsup, divided
2 tsp fresh (or 1 tsp dried) oregano
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3 medium tomatoes, chopped
Cut tops off bell peppers; remove seeds and membrane. Combine ground beef, onion, rice, 2 tablespoons catsup, 1/2 teaspoon oregano, salt and pepper, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Spoon an equal amount of meat mixture into each bell pepper. Place in 8-inch square baking dish.
Combine tomatoes, remaining catsup and remaining oregano; pour over stuffed peppers. Cover baking dish tightly with foil. Bake in 350 degree F oven for 1 1/2 hours.
An option is to uncover the dish and sprinkle cheese on top for the last 5 minutes.