4 medium bell peppers
1 pound ground beef
1/2 cup instant rice
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1/3 cup tomato sauce
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 can (8 ounce size) tomato sauce, divided use
Slice the bell peppers in half lengthwise. Remove the core and seeds. Place them cut sides up in a microwave-safe baking dish.
Combine the ground beef, rice, black pepper, oregano, garlic powder, tomato sauce, egg, and half of can of tomato sauce. Mix well.
Divide the meat mixture among the bell pepper halves. Spoon the remaining tomato sauce over the tops.
Cover the baking dish with waxed paper and microwave on 50% power for 20 minutes or until the meat is cooked. Let stand, covered, for a few minutes before serving.