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Old 03-30-2013, 12:17 AM   #1
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How do YOU make your stuffed peppers?

i was thinking of making stuffed peppers today and just thought i'd ask everyone how they make theirs. is there anything special that you do? any special techniques?

i have some nice orange, red, and green bell peppers to use up, as well as a pound and a third of ground turkey.

i was just going to go the usual route with rice, garlic, onions, and tomatoes, but i'm looking for inspiration.



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Old 03-30-2013, 01:17 AM   #2
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Mine are usually pretty standard.

I make my standard meatball mix and add rice, then I bake them in sauce covered for about an hour to an hour and a half at 350 degrees.

If you want to shake it up a little throw in some cinnamon, raisins and pine nuts or almonds.

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Old 03-30-2013, 01:51 AM   #3
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I never use rice in the peppers, it' the side dish.
I add breadcrumbs to the meatmix, along with onions, carrots and celery
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Old 03-30-2013, 05:12 AM   #4
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I blanch the peppers first. Use a combination of wild rice and brown rice, grated cheese, and the usual re: meat and seasoning. I have also used chopped chickpeas/black beans instead of the rice.
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Old 03-30-2013, 05:56 AM   #5
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I used to make them for my kids. The standard meat and rice filling with mushrooms, celery and onion. But instead of a tomato sauce, I would open a couple of McCormick brown gravy mix and pour that over the stuffed peppers. The kids liked it better. A couple of times I made a typical bread stuffing with leftover chicken and sage dressing. The kids thought that was cool. They love stuffing. Chicken gravy for that one. But I think my weirdest stuffing was leftover pasta with a meatball on the bottom. Standard leftover tomato based gravy for that one. Leftovers in the fridge made it into stuffed pepper quite often.
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Old 03-30-2013, 06:55 AM   #6
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Fresh Mexican "chorizo" made with the turkey and rice. Make a red chili sauce to either bake them in, serve on the side or both. Refried beans and corn tortillas to complete. Got to have cheese too.
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Old 03-30-2013, 08:03 AM   #7
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I make mine with ground meat(Italian sausage or Hamburger or ground turkey) with onions, garlic, chopped tomatoes and lately I have been using Orzo instead of the rice. Everyone really likes that. I put them in a casserole dish with a little chicken or beef stock cover and bake. I really like them with the Italian sausage, gives them a nice spice to them.
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Old 03-30-2013, 08:49 AM   #8
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I fill mine with a thick béchamel mixed with lots of cheese and some chopped and fried bacon and onions. Season to taste. Top with more grated cheese and breadcrumbs and bake. I use them as a side, not a main meal.
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Old 03-30-2013, 09:29 AM   #9
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I don't! DH hates green peppers so it would not benefit me to try to make them even though I myself love them! I can occasionally get him to eat some if I chop them fine and add them to a dip or chili or something like that but if he can identify them as green peppers he'll refuse to eat them!
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Old 03-30-2013, 11:26 AM   #10
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I add rice to the mince, to make it lighter, and I choose lamb mince usually. I also tend to use a lot of middle eastern or North African sort of flavours, so some dried fruit,..apricots, prunes perhaps, ras al hangout or perhaps just some cumin and cinnamon. I also love peppers stuffed with nut roast type stuffing.

I use the same sort of flavours stuffing marrows. That middle eastern sort of flavour never gets tired for me.

Tomato on the other hand, I stuff that very differently.....

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