Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Stuffed Peppers

215. When I think of home and comfort food as a child, I always remember my mom's Stuffed Peppers. The house would smell so good and you couldn't wait till dinner time.
My honey brought home these colossal green peppers and they were perfect for stuffing.
I separate the "caps" and trim the seeds away from the cap and the inside. Then mix up my sauce. Olive oil, chopped onion and 3 cloves garlic. I saute' till the onions turn translucent, then add a can of chopped or crushed tomatoes. Salt and pepper the sauce and add fresh parsley and basil chopped fine. I allow the sauce to come to a boil and then I turn it down to simmer.
My next step is to make the meat filling.
2 pounds of chopped meat, 1 small onion chopped, 2 cloves garlic crushed, salt, pepper, 2 cups rice, parsley, 1 egg and 1 teaspoon garlic salt.
I mix this and then fill each pepper with the meat mixture.
I top each pepper off with their matching cap and then stand them in the simmering sauce.
Any extra meat is made into meatballs and placed directly into the sauce around the peppers.
This will simmer covered for at least one hour. A little longer time will be needed if you have more peppers.
They turned out scrumptious! And this is such a simple dinner to make with a salad and bread.

Delicious!!! Enjoy!!!

"Food, like a loving touch or a glimpse of divine power,
has that ability to comfort."
~Norman Kolpas


Amy said...

These stuffed peppers look delicious. What a ultimate comfort food. Yeah, I bet the whole house smells wonderful when you're cooking them! Thanks for sharing.

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Carol at Serendipity said...

We have been talking about stuffed peppers. These look wonderful!


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