Stuffed Bell Peppers Basic Recipe with Variations

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Stuffed Bell Peppers Basic Recipe with Variations

  1. 1. Nutritional Facts of Basic Recipe3 medium sized green pepper has 57 calories, 3 gram of protein, and 12 grams of carbohydrates.3 tablespoons of olive oil has 357 calories and 14 grams of fat.1 onion has 11 calories, 1 gram of protein, and 3 grams of carbohydrates2 cups of corn kernels has 186 calories, 2 grams of fat, 6 grams of protein, and 42 grams ofcarbohydratesIngredients3 large bell peppers, halved and seeded3 tablespoons olive oil1 onion, chopped fine2 cups cooked corn kernels2 tomatoes, peeled and coarsely chopped2 tablespoons parsley, minced1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil, or 1 ? teaspoons dried, crumbled? teaspoon salt? teaspoon ground black pepper1 cup freshly made bread crumbsDirectionsPreheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a shallow baking dish large enough to hold pepper halves in asingle layer. Cook the peppers in boiling water for just 2 minutes; then, drain and set aside. Heat the oilin a skillet and add the chopped onion. Cook, stirring, until soft.After putting the onion in a bowl, add to it the corn, tomatoes, parsley, basil, salt, and pepper, and mixvery thoroughly. Lightly fill each pepper half with some of the mixture. Sprinkle the tops with thebread crumbs. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until crumbs are lightly browned.VariationsRice and Cheese Stuffed Bell Peppers: Substitute 1 cup cooked rice and 1 cup grated Cheddar cheese
  2. 2. for the corn kernels. Add ? teaspoon of savory, crumbled, for the basil.Meat Stuffed Bell Peppers: Substitute 1 pound of ground beef, pork, veal, or lamb for the corn kernels.After the onion has been cooked and if the meat is already cooked, mix all ingredients together exceptthe peppers and bread crumbs. Stuff the peppers and sprinkle with the bread crumbs. If the meat is notcooked, add it to the onions and cook for 5-10 minutes until it is browned. Then, mix as before.TipsBell peppers are available all year and are especially sweet in the summer. When choosing a bellpepper, look for beautiful color and sheen and peppers with smooth, firm sides. Squishy peppers arepast their prime. Red and green bell peppers are the most common.Red peppers are actually green peppers that have been allowed to ripen fully. Since they are more ripe,their flavor is also sweeter. However, both peppers work well for stuffed recipes. Other types of bellpeppers are yellow, orange, and purple.For more Stuffed Peppers recipes visit http://www.stuffedbellpeppers.net

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