Stuffed Peppers

To be honest, I like green peppers best for this

This dish is deceptively simple. Take a few things, mix them together and stuff it all in a pepper half. Easy, right?

Well first the peppers need to be shaped so each side will sit down flat. That means picking peppers that are big, and flat on both ends. Then of course the insides need to be hollowed out after slicing each in half. Of course the filling is fairly straight forward. Take ground beef, add vegetables, rice, broth and spice, bake it all in the oven and then scoop into the pepper shells and bake again.

Ok so it is a tad more involved. Here is the recipe. I have another one that uses sausage and zucchini but that is for another day.

Stuffed Peppers

  • ½ lb ground beef
  • 1 medium onion diced fine
  • 2 cayenne peppers minced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 stalks celery diced medium
  • 1 ½ cups white rice
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 28 ounce can tomatoes
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro chopped
  • Romano
  • 4-6 large peppers (any color)

Sauté onion in oil until softened. Add cayenne peppers and cook on medium till fragrant. Add beef and brown. Add coriander and turmeric. Add garlic, celery and rice. Mix thoroughly. Crush tomatoes and add to pan along with stock. Bring to a boil, then turn heat down and simmer for 5 minutes. Add cilantro and place in oven at 365 degrees. Bake until rice absorbs all the liquid, about 30 minutes. Meanwhile chop peppers in half and scoop out seeds and pith. Coat outsides in olive oil and place in a greased baking dish. When rice is done add Romano cheese to taste. Scoop into pepper halves. Bake for about 10 minutes. Top with slices of mozzarella and bake until cheese melts about 5 minutes more.

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This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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19 Responses to Stuffed Peppers

  1. Doublefab says:

    Major yum. I am so gonna try this. I’ll report back.

  2. These look delicious:)

  3. Pat says:

    Lovely blog, Greg. I rarely cook something unless I’ve been inspired by a picture of the finished product. This picture and recipe made my day and I have it slotted into “Dinner at Mom’s” this week.

  4. I love stuffed peppers and the many various ways they can be made. I’ve never made them with broth. I will have to try this one, thanks!
    And thank you for your comment on my blog. I’ll have to keep checking yours for yummy recipe inspiration.

  5. ericascime says:

    For some reason I have been craving stuffed peppers. I will most definitely be trying these next!

  6. fatisrecipes says:

    Yummy. You’re right about using green peppers.
    Arabian tradition does it in a pot with a tomato paste broth, and raw filling. They also cap on the top bit so the stuffing doesn’t go everywhere. That way the broth seeps inside, makes the rice soft and tasty, and there’s no need to make them flat… 🙂

    • Thanks for the tips. I’m really enjoying your blog. I’m not too familiar with a lot of the recipes and it’s giving me great ideas.

      • fatisrecipes says:

        😀 No worries…
        hehe, I can imagine why you wouldn’t be familiar with the recipes.. I make up half of them when I’m bored..
        Sad thing is I don’t keep a cookbook, because I’m too lazy, so the blog really motivated me to write down my recipes (and some that aren’t mine) so that I never forget them, and others can use them for inspiration! 🙂
        Win Win situation if you ask me…. 😀

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  8. These peppers look fantastic, and are making me hungry for lunch and it’s only 10am! I made stuffed red peppers with a goat cheese, onion, etc. filling a while back, but would love to try making some with meat and rice–makes it more of a meal than an appetizer.

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  11. Courtney says:

    Hi, Greg, I made these lovelies the other night and we loved them! I posted about them, gave you credit and linked back, of course. Here’s the link in case you are interested… http://cookingmisadventures.com/2012/02/03/stuffed-peppers-with-beef-rice-and-romano/
    Thanks for always having such great recipes!

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  14. A Table in the Sun says:

    I’m collecting stuffed pepper recipes. Mind if I include it in my post with a link to your site?

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