Saturday, August 28, 2010

Stuffed pepper experiment

My mom used to make stuffed peppers and they are really tasty, so I'm trying my hand at them today.  I figured it was the same ingredients she uses for her meatloaf, but stuffed into a pepper.  Is it more complicated than that?  We'll see once we get to taste them!

I used orange peppers because they're sweeter than green, have more flavor (in my opinion)...and they were on sale.  That last part never hurts.  I only got 4, and once I had mixed all my meatloaf ingredients I realized I'd need more, so instead of keeping them whole with just the top cut off, I split them and laid each half on its side ready to be stuffed.

Here's what I use to make meatloaf, and now stuffed peppers:
  • 1 l.b ground beef or turkey
  • 1 can of whole kernel corn, or 2 cobs worth of corn
  • 1 can of peas
  • 1 can of petite diced tomatoes, or 2 small diced tomatoes
  • italian spice blend (oregano, parsley, basil) - I just eyeball it, but it's probably about a tbsp.
  • S&P
  • 1 egg - works as glue
  • 1 small Vidalia onion
  • W sauce - a few trips around the bowl is the only way I can describe how much I put in
  • 2 cups of wild rice (I don't usually add this, but we picked up a package of Uncle Ben's to use as a side dish, and I just decided to throw it into the mixture, uncooked)
Looks gross, eh?

Ready to bake for an hour!

When there were 10 minutes left on the timer, I sprinkled some cheese on top, along with some pepper.  Here's the finished product with some cheesy broccoli - can't wait to dig in!


  1. Aw man...I wished I drove to your house for dinner. Looks like it's very tasty!! :)

  2. They were so good! Definitely making them again.