Main Dishes Recipes — By Ben on 12 May 2009
Stuffed Bell Peppers

Stuffed peppers

I love stuffed vegetables. In the past two years that I have been writing on this blog I have stuffed mushrooms, onions (twice), zucchini (also twice), cabbage, poblano peppers and eggplant. Plus the ones that I didn’t post or already forgot about. However, I had never stuffed bell peppers before. I had seen them all over the foodie blog-o-sphere and always made a mental note to make one, but it was until a couple of weeks ago when I finally came around to making them.

What is it about stuffed vegetables that is so enticing? What’s your favorite one and what do you stuff it with? I asked these questions on twitter (by the way if you can follow me there) and I got some very interesting answers. I especially liked what ChefKhaty had to say:

“I think it’s the anticipation, cause no matter how good the “shell” is, the inside is always better!!  Kinda like a jelly donut!”

I do agree with that. A good example are these stuffed peppers. I prepared a ground turkey with corn kernels and bread stuffing that was delicious. I am not including a recipe because 1) I didn’t write it down and already forgot it and 2) prepareing a stuffed vegetable dish should always be an imagination exercise (tell me if I am wrong). If you have a recipe for a delicious stuffed vegetable you want to share or just want to talk about your favorite stuffed veggie come over to the forum and tell us about it. We’ll be happy to hear/read your thoughts :)

¡Buen provecho!

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grew up around food. His family owned a restaurant in Mexico City and he spent a big deal of his childhood helping and learning after school the art of creating delicious dishes from simple ingredients. He created this blog to share his kitchen adventures with the world.

(23) Readers Comments

  1. I love stuffed peppers and tomatoes too…prepared the Greek way of course!

  2. the only two I’ve tried is stuffed mushrooms and stuffed bell peppers. I do love both! I think a cold tuna salad in a tomato might be pretty good too.

  3. Stuffing a pepper (or any vegetable) is a good way to clean the refrigerator…a little of this or that with rice or bread to hold it together and some good seasoning and you’re ‘good to go’.

  4. This is one dish I have yet to try (plus many others) but I will definitely bookmark this. It looks simply delicious and totally healthy. I also love the vibrancy of the colours that simply jumps out at you.

  5. Beautiful stuffed peppers! I’ve made stuffed peppers and stuffed cabbage before but I’d like to try some other vegetables in a near future as well.

  6. I love stuffing vegetables, too. If you start by using something related to the outside on the inside (i.e., the part you scooped out of zucchini or eggplant), and adding something picante, you will always come up with a great filling. Use up leftovers in the fridge, add some rice or lentils or mashed beans for bulk…. how can you go wrong?

  7. Those are just beautiful!

  8. I’m the opposite – we make stuffed bell peppers all the time but we have never stuffed any of the other veggies you mentioned. You did such a nice job!

  9. Ben, I never say no to stuffed peppers, not even if you offer me ten of them!

  10. I love stuffed vegetables, too. Tomatoes, peppers & zucchini “the Greek way” as Peter mentioned, but I also love Mexican inspired versions like this one, and stuffing poblanos. Yum.

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