Thursday, May 10, 2012

Stuffed Green Peppers

Sometimes the simplest meal knocks you off your feet.  It is a great feeling.  I had planned on stuffed peppers but wasn't quite sure on the filling.

After a bit of digging around I realized that white and red onions, tomatoes, ground beef and lots of feta would hit the spot.  To add a bit more depth we made quinoa. 

The thing I always struggle with when it comes to stuffed peppers is being patient enough to let the peppers really cook and soften up.  As with most things I can never wait long enough and then end up disappointed with the results. This time I tried something a bit different.  We roasted the peppers ahead of time. 

Everything else was already cooked up so the second round of cooking was really just to melt the cheese.  They ended up being the best stuffed peppers I have had in a really long time and we had plenty of leftover filling.

Stuffed Green Peppers

by Emily Morris
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour

Ingredients (serves 4)
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 2 green bell peppers
  • 1/2 white onion, chopped
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup tomato, chopped
  • 1 cup crumbled feta
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a skillet over medium heat, cook the beef until evenly browned. Add onions and garlic and cook till softened. Add tomato pieces.

Remove and discard the tops, seeds, and membranes of the bell peppers. Arrange peppers in a baking dish with the hollowed sides facing upward. Bake for 45 minutes.

In a bowl, mix the browned beef, cooked quinoa, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Spoon an equal amount of the mixture into each hollowed pepper. Top with cheese.

Bake 15 more minutes in the preheated oven

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  1. I haven't had stuffed green peppers in like forever! But they sound so good right about now!

  2. Holy yum! These look like they are stuffed to the max with yummy goodness!

  3. This does look like a well rounded meal! Great ingredient choices-wish I had thought of this. Stuffed peppers do make for a tasty dinner! Enjoy the weekend Emily!

  4. So glad these stuffed peppers came to surprise you! They sound absolutely delicious =)

  5. Yay for feta! Definitely one of my favorite cheeses, and a unique add-in for stuffed peppers.

  6. Roasting the peppers first is so smart! This is one of my favorite basic meals :)

  7. Gorgeous stuffed peppers! I would love this on top of a salad. :) Have a great weekend. ~Ramona

  8. Simple meals are often the best ones!! These peppers look so yummy!

  9. Yum! I lover stuffed peppers. Yours look delicious.

  10. I love stuffed peppers! Your recipe is a must try. :)


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