Saturday, February 18, 2012

Stuffed Red Peppers

If you're looking for something easy and healthy
this recipe is perfect. I made these for dinner last night and everyone loved them!
We like the red peppers, they're sweeter than the green, 
but if you like the green use them. 
I like to play around with recipes, add something different, take something out.
This is one of those recipes. 
If you don't eat meat, take it out, use more grains and veggies!
You can make it your own.

Stuffed Red Peppers:

6 Medium Red Peppers
3 Cups Cooked Whole Grain Texmati Brown Rice & Wild Rice w/ Soft Wheat & Rye (or whatever grain you prefer)
2 Cups Ground Beef or Ground Turkey or Ground Chicken (your preference)
1 Cup Diced Cooked Celery
2 Cups Diced Cooked Zucchini
1 Cup Diced Cooked Onion
1 Cup Black Beans
1 Small Can Tomato Paste
1 Cup Grated Cheese (your choice-I used Mozzarella this time)
+ Extra cheese to sprinkle on each stuffed pepper, about a tablespoon each
Salt & Pepper

Wash and cut tops off of red peppers, remove seeds, place in stock pot with about 3" water, cover and steam until slightly tender. When finished, remove peppers with tongs, empty water from each and place standing up in baking dish.

In a bowl add cooked ground meat, grains, celery, zucchini, onion, black beans, tomato paste & water.
Add enough water (about 1 1/2 cups), enough to make a saucy mixture, stir until well combined. Mix in grated cheese. Add salt & pepper to taste.

Fill each pepper to the top with the cooked mixture, don't over stuff. When each pepper is filled, sprinkle with extra cheese. Place peppers in the oven at 350 degrees for 1/2 hour to 45 minutes. Until heated through.

Now when I made this, I had smaller red peppers, so there was extra meat, grain and veggie mixture. It tastes delicious alone. I'm sure someone will eat it for lunch this afternoon!

Happy cooking!



My Little Home and Garden said...

This looks like a possibility for my dinner either tonight or tomorrow! Yum, Lynn.

Gloria said...

This look amazing and delicious dear!

Gypsy Heart said...

You know, I used to make stuffed peppers a lot when my kids were growing up. My son loved them! I like the way you created these and will definitely try it although I think green peppers will win. :-)

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

I'm with you Lynn. I love the red peppers. These look delicious. It is something I make from time to time.
Hope you're having a great weekend.

Jann Olson said...

Looks delish Lynn! I make stuffed green peppers in the summer, but have not tried red. I love red peppers so I am sure they are super tasty. They look so cheezy good!

Ivanhoe said...

Looks great! I have never even thought about using red peppers instead green. Great idea! Thanks for sharing & for stopping by :)

Rizzi said...


Daniella said...

I love stuffed peppers! And your additions to the traditional recipe sound yummy!! I will have to try this!!
How are you liking our "winter" day today?? I could get used to this!!

Flora said...

looks wonderful!

Cindy said...

Your recipe sounds wonderful! I love stuffed peppers. Recently I made some stuffed with Quinoa, they were wonderful. But I love them stuffed with hamburger, they are my favorite.
And I'm so glad you don't have word verification. If I have to figure out another one of those I might scream! And that wouldn't be good! :)

La Vie Quotidienne said...

These look delicious and so healthy. I love red peppers.

It was very nice of you to visit me and leave such a nice comment. Hope you have a great day!

Mo 'Betta said...

I love red peppers!

AndiWinslow said...

I have never made them, this should be added to my list of "todo's" thanks andi

Raindrops and Daisies said...

Hi Lynn

I popped over having read My Little Home and Garden's post re your lovely red peppers.

They sound delicious and I hope to make them soon.

I think zucchini is courgette but I will have to check that out. We don't have zucchini here in Ireland ....

Anyway, lovely recipe, lovely blog and I am following you now.


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Anonymous said...

Oh, this looks good I'm going to try this recipe. Thank you for sharing. Pat

ErikaV said...

These look great! I love stuffed peppers and haven't done them in forever. Thanks for sharing how you do yours! Following through Linky now so I can keep up with your other fun things :) Have a great weekend!

~Erika @

Miz Helen said...

I just can't wait to make these awesome Stuffed Red Peppers. I just love the combination of ingredients, yummy! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week end and come back soon!
Miz Helen

Jenn @ Peas and Crayons said...

I'm totally craving these now! =) They look ah-maaazing!

Maria said...

I was JUST looking for a recipe for stuffed peppers yesterday, so I'm so happy I found your blog!!!!!! Thanks for the recipe, now I can make them this week! :o)