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Stuffed Peppers

Growing up, my mom always made stuffed peppers with rice, ground beef and some tomato soup poured over it. Oh, and some salt and pepper - but that's it!

As I got older and started to love cooking (and discovered a whole world of herbs and spices!), stuffed peppers was always one recipe that I found easy to try new things with.

in this recipe, I give you a meat and a vegetarian option, with pasta and quinoa used to add a great texture (and flavor) to these classic Stuffed Peppers.

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Stuffed Peppers
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Serves: 4
Fill colorful peppers with meat and rice, or noodles and quinoa for a vegetarian version.
Ingredients
  • 8 large bell peppers
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
Meat & Rice Filling:
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • ½ lb ground beef, cooked & drained
  • ½-3/4 cup cooked quinoa (see technique below)
  • ¾-1 cup canned diced tomatoes
  • ¼ cup red pepper purée, optional (see technique below)
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup GF cheddar cheese, grated
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
Quinoa & Noodle Filling:
  • 1 cup cooked GF macaroni (see information below)
  • ½ cup cooked quinoa (see technique below)
  • ¾-1 cup canned diced tomatoes
  • ¼ cup red pepper purée, optional (see technique below)
  • 1 tsp marjoram
  • 1 cup GF Gouda, grated (omit for vegetarian)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Cut tops off peppers, core out membranes and seeds from inside and discard. Rub outside of peppers with a bit of olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper and place upright in a muffin tin, or packed together in a casserole dish. Bake shells at 350°F for 25 minutes (omit this step if you like firm peppers).
  2. Prepare filling of choice - combine all ingredients together and mix gently together. Add just enough of the canned diced tomato liquid to soften the mixture. Then stuff in the pre-baked shells. Any leftover filling you have, place in the empty muffin tin wells, or around the peppers in the casserole dish. Top with extra grated cheese if you like.
  3. Bake at 350°F for 25-30 minutes, or until filling is hot.

 

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