Sunday, May 2, 2010

Sunday Dinner - 05/02/10

This weekend I shopped at our local Sam's Club. As usual, I got a little carried away with my produce buying. While laying in bed the morning, I was trying to figure out how I would use up some of the veg I bought. Then I remembered my mom makes this tasty dish. She uses bread crumbs instead of rice. But I've been obsessed with rice lately.

This is a typical New Orleans dish. Shows the Italian influence of the area. 

Stuffed Bell Peppers
6 green bell peppers, tops cut away, seeds removed
2tbsp olive oil
1 onions, finely chopped
1/2cup bell pepper, use tops of bell peppers
1lbs ground meat of your choice, beef, turkey, pork, chicken,
1tbsp garlic, minced
3tsps parsley flakes
salt, to taste
black pepper, to taste
red pepper flakes, to taste
2cups cooked rice
1cup tomato sauce (I used canned today)

Heat the oven to 350 deg. In a large pot of boiling water, boil the peppers  for 3 minutes. Remove peppers from water and set aside to dry.

In a large pan on medium-high, heat the oil. Add the onions and bell peppers. Cook until onions are nearly clear. 

Add the ground meat, garlic, parsley, salt, black pepper, and pepper flakes. Cook until the meat is browned, stirring to break up the large clumps of beef.

Add the rice and tomato sauce and stir well.

Pour enough water into a baking dish to just cover the bottom. Stuff the bell peppers with the meat/rice mixture and place in the baking dish. Bake until the peppers are very tender and the filling is heated through, about 30 minutes.

Remove from the oven and let rest before serving.

Six bell peppers is a lot of food. This recipe is really for a large family. But it reheats well for tasty leftovers. I made extra filling for us to eat over rice through out the week.

If you have any question/comments about this recipe, pls leave me a comment or email at megmehell at yahoo.


Tricia said...

thanks for the recipe, my hubby has been asking for stuffed peppers

Lauren said...

Wow that looks really tasty and actually quite healthy! Yay!

Melanie said...

This looks amazing. I will be making this pronto. Do you ever make it with shrimp?

Melissa said...

This looks fantastic. YUMMY!

Judi said...

I love stuffed peppers! I haven't made them in a while though! Good reminder!

She-Fit said...

YUM!!!!! I love stuffed bell peppers

Staci Dombroski said...

Yummy!! That is one of my favorite meals :)

Sunflower Kisses said...

Looks so tasty!!! :) I always look forward to your Sunday Dinner posts because that's usually one of the meals the following week for me.

I get so happy in Sam's Club produce section. I just want to buy all the cheeses, vegetables and the last time I was there, they had nice thick slabs of Ahi.