Friday, August 13, 2010

Harvest Time!

Three Peppers Ready to be Stuffed!
The Herbal Husband didn't have time to grow his own pepper plants this year!  He was visiting Peru.  He did well in the pepper department though even if he didn't grow them himself!  So it was my turn to make them into stuffed peppers.
Stuffed Peppers and Couscous!
Here is my stuffed pepper recipe:

Stuffed Peppers
3 large green peppers, cut in half lengthwise
l pound lean ground beef
1 clove garlic, crushed
2 tablespoons chopped onion
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon crushed oregano (or Italian seasoning)
1 cup bread stuffing croutons
1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
1/2 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Remove seeds from peppers and cook in boiling salted water 5 minutes; drain.  Cook ground beef, garlic and onion in a skillet until onion is tender.  Drain off fat.  Stir in salt, pepper, oregano, croutons and 1 cup tomato sauce; heat through.  Lightly stuff pepper halves with meat mixture.  Place in 2 quart baking dish.  Spoon balance of sauce over meat and bake 20 minutes.  Sprinkle with shredded cheese and bake 10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.  Makes 6 servings.  Preparation time:  50 minutes.  Easy, can be frozen.
(Patricia Hickey)

Courtesy of The Great Tomato Patch Cookbook.

 Hope you enjoy your pepper harvest and try this recipe.  It is very easy!  The winners of the book giveaway will be announced in the morning!  So you last chance to enter is fast approaching!  Hope you are having a great day!  Talk to you later!


Carla said...

This looks so yummy! I make a similar recipe using poblano peppers. The only peppers I grew this year were Anaheim Chili. They are not as meaty as years before, not sure why but I am still using them for rellenos.

I will try your stuffing mix for them!

lemonverbenalady said...

Thanks, Carla. Hope you like the mix!

comfrey cottages said...

yum yum stuffed peppers:) i adore them! nice recipe nancy, thank you for sharing:) hugs to you

lemonverbenalady said...

I'd better turn on my comment monitor! I miss your comment, Leslie. Thanks for stopping by!