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Spencer Sep 26, 2007 08:33 AM

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.
Thanks,
Spencer

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    MobyRichard Sep 26, 2007 02:52 PM

    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.

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      donna5657 Sep 26, 2007 12:50 PM

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

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        Spencer Sep 26, 2007 02:46 PM

        Feta sounds good- I like feta and olives together.
        Thanks

      2. JungMann Sep 26, 2007 10:35 AM

        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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          Spencer Sep 26, 2007 10:44 AM

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

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            JungMann Sep 26, 2007 12:16 PM

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

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              Spencer Sep 26, 2007 02:47 PM

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

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                JungMann Sep 27, 2007 06:53 AM

                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.

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                chocabot Sep 26, 2007 05:30 PM

                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

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