Friday, October 2, 2009

Stuffed Peppers

Is it strange to love stuffed peppers? They are so simple and homely looking, but oh how I love them. They are hearty and flavorful. They are great leftovers, easy to transport to the office for the next day's lunch. A complete dish: protein, carbohydrate and vegetable. Here is how I like my peppers stuffed...


Stuffed Peppers
Serves 4-6
  • 4 bell peppers (red, orange or yellow)
  • 1 pound ground turkey or beef
  • 1-1/2 cups chunky, seasoned marinara sauce
  • 1/2 cup white rice
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup white or crimini mushrooms, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a small saucepan, bring 3/4 cup of water to a boil. Add rice and a pinch of salt. Cover pan and simmer for 15 minutes.

In a large saute pan, heat olive oil on high heat. Add ground meat and brown until no longer pink. Add mushrooms and onions, saute for 5 minutes longer until vegetables are cooked. Add marinara sauce and rice. Simmer for 10 minutes longer. Salt to taste.

Meanwhile, cut peppers lengthwise. Trim off stems, scrape out seeds and membranes. Place peppers in a large baking dish. Season the inside of peppers with salt.

Fill peppers with meat mixture. Top generously with cheese. Bake for 20 minutes, or until cheese is golden brown and peppers are soft.


Tip: Green bell peppers produce a more bitter flavor, so I prefer the reds and yellows.


2 comments:

Naomi said...

they also look very fally

Suzy said...

YUMM :)

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