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A favorite that won’t be missed at a family dinner table anytime soon: Peppers, and stuffed, of course
This meal will feed the whole crowd, and that without spending a lot of money
A real childhood classic and still popular. Preparing stuffed peppers in the oven is easier than you think. My peppers are stuffed with minced meat and complemented with a Mediterranean style tomato sauce. A family dinner where everyone gets their money’s worth.
Cut the top of the Peppers Season minced meat. Optional: Add cooked rice Add onions and garlic Fill the peppers, fill with tomato sauce Cook peppers in oven or stove top Serve the stuffed peppers with potatoes Store stuffed peppers in the refrigerator for about 3 days, or freeze
vegetarian version, you can omit the ground beef and use more rice, or combine the rice with couscous, bulgur, or boiled potatoes.
Omit the rice and flour to make a
low carb meal
4 Paprika, yellow, red or green
¾ cup of short grain rice (optional)
1 medium onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
2 tbsp parsley, if possible fresh
1 lb minced beef
2 tsp salt
A dash of pepper
1 tbsp sour cream
2 tbsp butter
4 tbsp flour
1 can tomato paste (6oz.)
1 tsp vinegar
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp sugar
For a vegetarian version, you can omit the ground beef and use more rice, or combine the rice with couscous, bulgur, or boiled potatoes.
Omit the rice and flour to make a low carb meal
Stuffed peppers can be also cooked on the stovetop covered on medium heat for 45 minutes.
Wash the peppers, cut off the top and hollow them out.
Pour boiling hot water over it and let it steep for a few minutes.
Cook the rice according to the basic recipe, let cool down.
For the tomato sauce, prepare a light roux with butter and flour, pour in water.
Stir constantly so that nothing burns.
Add the tomato paste.
Season with vinegar, salt and sugar and let it boil briefly.
Meanwhile, peel and finely chop the onion.
Fry the onion with olive oil in a pan until golden brown.
Remove from the heat.
Wash and finely chop the parsley.
Mix the onion and garlic well with the minced meat.
Add the cool rice, salt, pepper and parsley.
Fill into the hollowed out peppers.
Layer the stuffed peppers in a large casserole dish.
Add the prepared tomato sauce.
Cook in the oven at 350 for about 30 minutes.
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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