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Sep 26, 2007 08:33 AM

stuffed bell pepper additions

WHat do you add to the standard stuffed bell pepper recipe to liven it up a bit?
I was thinking of black olives and some pickled banana peppers.

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  1. I don't know what your standard is, but I think you can hardly beat a stuffing of rice, ground lamb, dill, parsley, mint, oregano, cinnamon, allspice, pine nuts, and tomato.

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    1. re: JungMann

      Hmm, dill, mint, cinnamon, allspice, and pine nuts.
      My "standard" has none of these but it sounds deliciously interesting!
      Thanks for responding.

      1. re: Spencer

        It's a Turkish recipe. They make the best stuffed peppers as far as I'm concerned!

        1. re: JungMann

          Is there a red sauce spooned over the tops in the Turkish recipes?

          1. re: Spencer

            Sometimes there is, sometimes there isn't. Sometimes you see yogurt with it instead of the red sauce. My preference, though, is for a good amount of tomato sauce as I like my peppers very wet.

            As chocabot says, you can also throw in raisins or currants for a twist, though I don't like dried fruit in my food.

          2. re: JungMann

            agree w/ jungmann, but you can use any ground meat and i throw in raisins too.

            cabbage roll stuffing is similar too.

            you could go more morrocan w/ coucous, ground meat, cumin, cinnamon, onion, some kind of dried fruit, almonds and mint

      2. Brown onion, add some garlic, then the pork. Salt and pepper to taste. Mix in rice and feta cheese. Yummmmmy.

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        1. re: donna5657

          Feta sounds good- I like feta and olives together.

        2. I did a bread cube stuffing (like a poultry stuffing) once, and after the stuffing and aromatics were combined I added some spicy salsa to it. It was very well received.