Prep time: 15 minutes / Bake time 30 mins @ 350°
1/2 lb Ground Beef
1/2 lb Italian Sausage (mild or hot, depending on your taste)
4 large bell peppers
1/2 cup chopped onion
Various Seasoning (Garlic Salt, Season Salt, Pepper, Italian Seasoning, etc.)
Cut your peppers in half the long way (top to bottom) and hollow, clean and rinse out the seeds. Pat them dry and set aside.
Mix the meat with whatever spices you like and the onion. I use about 1 teaspoon each of Garlic Salt, Season Salt, and Pepper, and about 1/2 teaspoon of Italian Seasoning.
Spoon the meat mixture into each pepper. Place peppers, meat side up, in a cake or baking pan. Pour in 1/2 cup water and bake for 45 minutes at 350°. Drain liquid and serve with mashed potatoes and brown gravy.
An Italian variation I make is like this:
Make as above, however, pour 1 can of tomato sauce over peppers, sprinkle with Parmesan Cheese and bake as directed. Serve with buttered noodles (cook noodles/spaghetti, etc) and toss in 3 Tbs Butter and 1 Teaspoon of Garlic powder or 2 Teaspoons crushed garlic, salt and pepper to taste.