The smell of classic stuffed peppers is always attracted me. This inexpensive recipe can be made with very simple ingredients. Any meat of your choice and tomatoes and a little bit of seasoning and its done. This classic stuffed green pepper recipe is so affordable, healthy and very easy to make that its best for busy people because it is not a time-consuming recipe. Though this recipe is a classic, everyone has its own version to make this recipe.
How do I make this classic stuffed green pepper recipe
You can make this delicious great tasting recipe with a meat of your choice; like pork, chicken, turkey or beef. This dish has a vegetarian version which also tastes great. Some other day will share the veg version of this dish sure. I used ground chicken, but Ground turkey also goes well and or the beef. If you want to get a healthier version of meat stuffed green pepper recipe, Then my suggestion would be use chicken. I know if you prepare this recipe in my way then any meats are fairly going well but if you want to make lighten the dish, just use chicken only.
Make these stuffed green peppers with any rice of your choice. If you want to get the healthier recipe like I do then, I would prefer brown rice. But if you want to get the tastiest version of the dish always uses white long grain rice or in other words use pre-cooked starch strained fluffy Rice.
My advice to select a perfect pepper for stuffing means a big and well-shaped pepper. Because if you pick the wrong the dish will not look good at all. You must use Even button any peepers of your choice.
Large or big Round shapes of the peppers and with 3 or 4 bottom feet are most preferable for this stuffed dish.
Use big Red tomatoes and tomato ketchup as I used. Combine of both will give the dish an awesome flavour believe me. I will recommend you to always use Skin free tomatoes means peeled raw tomatoes.
Peeled tomatoes are always good for health. Because the human body can ‘t digest the tomato peels. And if you use the peeled tomatoes in your dish then your tomato sauce will be so smooth.
I used only dry parsley and oregano as herbs in my dish to add some flavour. And for seasoning, I used nothing but a little black pepper and salt as per taste. I saw many times fresh parsley and oregano don’t taste good with green peppers. So from my past experience, I got a lesson If I want to make the dish tasty won’t use fresh herbs in the sauce with green peppers. I used commonly used dry herbs in Italian recipes which gives an Italian taste to this dish.
But If you like Mexican flavour would suggest using store bottled dry Mexican herbs for seasoning to give the dish a Mexican touch. Mexican flavour with the green peppers also goes well.
DIFFERENT NAMES OF THE SAME DISH IN DIFFERENT COUNTRIES
THIS DISH HAS SO MANY DIFFERENT NAMES IN SO MANY COUNTRIES like in Spain its a Traditional dish Name “Pimientos Rellenos “,In Mexico they called the dish “ChileRelleno“, In India, this dish is well known as “Bharvan Capsicum /Bharva Hari Mirch”, In Gulf countries and Africa this dish is known as ” Filfil Mahshi”, “Dolma or Tolma”.In so many Europe countries called this same dish as “Yemista/Gemista“.
Maybe all the names are different and countries are different but more or less stuffing ingredients of the dish are the same.
What is the best process to make tasty stuffed peppers?
If you don’t want a bitter taste from the stuffed green (ANY COLOURS PEPPER) cut the peppers from the top and must remove the seeds and blanch them as well. Then only the peppers will be soft and tasty.
After stuffing the peppers with ground meat and rice, backed all the green peppers to get great taste. When you try to bake the peppers suggest using a muffin pan. Because the peppers always fit exactly into the holes of the muffin pan/tray and won’t fall over when it’s cooking on the microwave.
I find an Ice-cream scooper is the best tool for stuffing the green peppers without any mess. Put a scoop of stuffing in the middle of the peppers and then little press the stuffing in the peppers to spread the stuffing evenly into the peppers and it looks good. I am sure your hands will be cleaned during this process.
You can add cheese to the dish to get more flavours. But I personally don’t like cheese on stuffed peppers so I didn’t use. But if you like cheese you can add it to the dish.
I don’t suggest you bake all the peppers in preheated oven for a long time. If you are using any cheese on the top of the peppers, then put peppers to 160 Degree preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes only and not more than that or just to melt the cheese.
If you like the crust on the Peppers you can add breadcrumbs from the top of the peppers over the cheese. And then bake it.
Why Am I Love To make this Stuffed green pepper recipe?
The most unlikely vegetable by the kids is Green peppers or capsicum. So this dish is the easiest way to feed them green peppers. And This dish is easy and quick to make. Once I tried this recipe, my kid started loving green peppers. Today I am showing only the recipe with green pepper or capsicum. But sometimes I use colourfull peppers with the same stuffing as well. So you can do the same if you don’t like green peppers or Capsicum. I AM SURE IF YOU MAKE THE DISH WITH THE HELP OF MY RECIPE YOUR KIDS WILL ALSO LIKE THE DSH AND WILL EAT MORE GREEN PEPPERS.
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