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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Stuffed Bell Peppers, The Forgotten Meal..



Well, at least around here it had been forgotten! Still suffering from Sam's Club overload, where I bought a six- pack of bell peppers for my chili, I had three left..
Orange, yellow, and red, they were large, fresh and attractive. For filling, I used white rice, simmered in tomato juice until absorbed and tender. I browned ground beef with a chopped onion, and other seasonings until done. Mixing the two into a filling, they were placed in the hollowed out peppers and baked for about 60 minutes at 325F- basting the top every 20 minutes with extra tomato juice to keep moist. When done, they were sprinkled with cheese and served.
A pleasant change for us- but maybe you have them a lot!

33 comments:

Bina said...

My husband would absolutely freaking love this!!! I'm going to print this out and try to make them for him. I haven't had stuffed peppers in probably over 25years!!!!

I'll let you know how they turn out.

Kate said...

I've never ever made these, but I came upon an old Better Homes and Gardens cookbook from the 50s when I was at my grandma's and I totally wrote down the recipe. I'm going to try it!

Marjie said...

My mother was big on cooking stuffed peppers. I'm allergic to peppers, and went hungry those nights. It's nice to have a change of pace, comfort meal, isn't it?

doggybloggy said...

we had these fairly often growing up - I would dump out the insides and throw the pepper away (if I could) and to this day as much as I like chiles of all kinds - I DONT like the sweetness of the bell pepper.....but they do look good!

buffalodick said...

Bina- We were the same way, and they did hit the spot!
Kate- Looks like I'm going retro on everyone again!
Empress- I am blessed with not being allegic to anything- that I know of!
DogB- It's a harmless flavor to me, something a little more lively is preferred, but you use what you've got!

Katherine Aucoin said...

Guilty - I don't make them often enough.

Your look beautiful and you prepare them really close to the same way I do mine.

I will put them in the rotation soon which will thrill my husband.

K said...

This is a childhood favorite of mine.

I actually just made my mom's version this weekend.

G-Man said...

MMMMMMMMMMMMmmmmmmmmmmm....
Now THAT is right up my galley!!
Thanks...G

Akelamalu said...

I love stuffed peppers! Yummy. :)

Just telling it like it is said...

I love red bell peppers and when I lived in Dallas this was my favorite meal to make...

MarmiteToasty said...

I LOVE peppers.... either stuffed, raw or cooked in other dishes.....

((Buff)) can I come for tea :).... thats tea as in teatime (dinner time)..... please lol

x

CDB said...

I have peppers sitting in my fridge, begging to be used in this way. Would never have known what to stuff in them.

Have you, uh, considered writing a cookbook??!

JihadGene said...

I don't like so much stuffed bell peppers but those look delicious! If I get swine flu I may give them a try, as I'm a gonner anyways. I gotta quit watching CNN.

buffalodick said...

Kath- I hadn't made these in years, and they were so good!
K- Many variations are possible, that's for sure!
G-man- Simple and tasty.. guys are all about that!
Ake- I like them too, but haven't even seen or heard abut them lately!
DarnGirl- The colors sure help the presentation!
Marmy- swing on in anytime, plenty of food and room!
CDB- Yes I have thought of a cook book, and a few other things related.. soon, very soon...
JGene-Swine flu is real! They just leave out the fact that more people have been killed by lightning strikes...Friggin' media...

Mona said...

I LOVE stuffed bell peppers. And yours sound so unique and yummy! (Slurp)

Hit 40 said...

I don't know why I never thought to use red and yellow peppers. I love red/yellow/orange.... but NOT the green pepper.

So cute that you posted 6 thoughts that made you happy. I love to see others happy. A smile is truly contagious. I love to make others happy.

Scarlet said...

I've never made them, but I LOVE them! They're healthy and most importantly, they're filled with rice...and you know how us Cubans feel about our white rice!! :)

Thanks for the idea!

Odat said...

Your stuffed pepper pictures look beautiful! I used to make them but they never looked that good!!
Peace

buffalodick said...

Mona- Thanks! They were a one stop meal!
Hit40- The colored ones seem to be sweeter.. It takes less energy to be happy than mad...
Scarlet- Simmered in tomato juice make the rice more "Spanish" in flavor..
Odat- They were simple and pretty good!

Chef E said...

I grew up on these as well, and actually saw a bag of small ones at the beginning of the week. I decided to pass them up, but now you make me wish I had gotten a few...looks and sounds great...India, not sure if we can make it happen so fast right now, but your right a trip of a lifetime, and maybe from what I hear...a tummy aching experience at this time of the year with the heat if you catch my drift...

Midlife, menopause, mistakes and random stuff... said...

You're right......I forget about these as well. God they look and sound wonderful. We used to have these quite often while I was growing up and I don't know why I never think of them????
Thanks for the recipe. You're awesome :)
Have an extreme weekend and....

Steady On
Reggie Girl

starbender said...

They are no longer forgotten! They look yummy!!! I can always count on you for a really good meal.

buffalodick said...

Chef- India is a big place, I don't know what part you'd be in..
MMM- I've been working on diversifying our menu- we've been in a rut...
StarB- Easy, too!

Dana said...

I so prefer orange, red and yellow peppers to the standard green ones! Those look beautiful buff!

buffalodick said...

Dana- Thanks! The green ones taste too, well, green...

Chris said...

Good gawd I love stuffed bell peppers. One of my absolute favorite dishes as a kid and they come out dynamite on a grill! So you don't parboil your peppers for a minute or so before stuffing them? I might have to do some that way and some parboiled to see the difference. I know the plain ones should have more texture (not to mention nutrients), but I like mine a little tender. I guess that's how mom used to make them so that's what I'm used to.

DutchBitch said...

Oooh I want the recipe for this one. I love those and still to this day have not found a good recipe and I am SURE your's is great!

buffalodick said...

Chris- Roasted for an hour- they were perfect, not mushy.. Easily done on grill, but I would par boil them first!
DutchBabe- How ya been? What you see abouve is it... 1/2 white rice, 1 cup tomato juice with a dash of hot sauce, simmered 20 minutes, mixed with seasoned browned ground beef and sauted onions- stuff hollow pepper with mix- rest is in the post!

DutchBitch said...

Thanks! Making that next week with The Kid. Pretty sure he'll love it!

buffalodick said...

Dutch Babe- It would please you to know- way over here, the majority of colored bell peppers are grown in the Netherlands!

Heff said...

I LOVE me some stuffed bell peppers.

buffalodick said...

Heff- I hadn't had one since I don't remember when... I enjoyed it, and my grown son, who works about a mile from the house was on it like a jackal!

TavoLini said...

You know, I never make these and they would be totally up my alley. I like that it comes in its own container ;)