Stuffed Bell Peppers


I love stuffed bell peppers! When well prepared, the peppers are soft and mild and can be stuffed with most kinds meat or seafood-many in South Louisiana add rice to the stuffing; my grandmother used a mixture of ground beef and ground ham. Almost every cuisine has a version of stuffed peppers. These very flavorful goodies have a filling made with beef and veal, cooked down with sweet onions, chopped bell peppers and spices, making a perfectly delicious stuffing. Fight the urge to make them too large; they are so good you’ll be tempted to eat too many! Make sure you get a nice piece of pepper with every bite of stuffing. Stuffed bell peppers are a great main dish but also great as a side with red beans and rice.  They go great with mac and cheese or pasta with tomato sauce. You won’t believe how great these are as left overs-something about the way the flavors meld together.  Another option is to freeze the stuffed pepper before you bake Stuffed Bell Peppersthem and save for a later time. This makes a large batch so you may be able to enjoy some now and save some happiness for a later date.   Get a couple of cold beers standing by and let’s get going. Continue reading “Stuffed Bell Peppers”