Red and Green Stuffed Peppers
This is a pretty easy stuffed pepper recipe. The only trick to stuffed peppers is to make sure that you do cook them enough, you don’t want them raw inside! I use one red and one green pepper. Fill half the ramekin with one color and the other half with the other. It’s very colorful. Cut the tops off and remove the seeds, then the bottoms. Then slit one side and lay it out flat. Trim off the remainders of the white gills and cut the pepper into 2 in. strips. Peppers need to be dressed up, otherwise they just look like a mound of brown meat. I defrost a few sheets of filo dough, roll them up into a tube and cut rounds out of it. Break up the rounds and you have a topping to brown and look excellent!
1 each medium red & green pepper
About ½ lb. of Hamburger
1 egg beaten
½ cup of mushrooms, chopped and cooked (1 min. in the microwave)
½ cup chopped onions
3 Tbs. of Ketchup
2 dashes each garlic powder and sage
1 pinch of celery seed.
¼ cup of seasoned Italian Bread Crumbs
1 Tsp. Worcester Sauce
Pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees f.
Core, clean, flatten and slit the peppers. Spray 2-3 ramekins with PAM. Cut enough of green pepper strip to just go half way around the inside of your ramekin. Then cut the red pepper strip to fill the other half.
Mix the hamburger and the remainder of the ingredients thoroughly. Form a ball of hamburger mix about the size of a tennis ball and place it inside the peppers. It should just fill the cup leaving a little room for the topping. If you have someone who is really hungry you can mound up the mix, although we like to leave it level to control the portion. Place the ramekins in your oven on top of a cookie sheet as they may run over a bit.
Cook the peppers for about ½ hour. Remove the ramekins and using a spatula or a fork to hold the pepper in, drain off some of the fat. Put the topping on the ramekin and place it back in the oven for 15 min. more. Pick the pepper out of the ramekin using two forks, one on each side, tap the bottom on a paper towel to dry it a little and place it on your serving dish. I’ll bet you’ve never seen a green pepper like this before! Serve this with a green salad and you got a low carb dinner. Enjoy!