Stuffed Peppers are Real Comfort Food!
This is one of the best times of the year for produce hands down. Farmer’s markets are bursting with the freshest ingredients and it’s up to us to be creative with our cooking. Harry is a stuffed pepper lover! Me, not so much but I do find myself asking him if he will share just one now and again. I suspect today will be one of those days. Harry’s going to walk you through his secrets and tips for making the best stuffed peppers in town!
This recipe uses the crock pot so you won’t heat up the kitchen. You can also do this for a busy day. Make the stuffing on a Sunday when you have a few minutes, then let the crock pot do the cooking. Voila! Dinner’s ready when you get home. The ingredients are fresh so the end result will be savory and a bit spicy with a luxurious sauce.
TwoFoodNuts Stuffed Peppers:
Makes 6 medium stuffed peppers
- 6 sweet peppers, tops cut off and seeded
- 1 lb lean ground beef
- 1/2 cup minced onion
- 1/2 cup minced celery
- 1 tsp minced fresh Rosemary or 1/2 tsp dried
- 1 Tbsp dried Oregano
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 medium chili pepper seeded and minced
- 1 large or two small garlic cloves minced
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 1 cup stewed tomatoes with their juice
For the sauce:
- 1 19 0z can Tomato Juice
- 1/2 a 680 ml can of Spaghetti Sauce (this is about 12 oz or 1 1/2 cups ) Harry uses Hunts Extra Spicy
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- Juice of half a lemon
- 1 garlic clove minced
- 1/4 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp ground pepper
Begin by: Make the sauce by placing everything into a pitcher. Stir well and reserve.
- For the crock pot, set it on low for 6 hours
- For the oven set it on 350F for 1 hour or until a knife easily pierces the pepper.
Harry’s Tip: I prefer yellow, red or orange peppers to green peppers since they are much sweeter tasting. There’s no room for the slight bitter edge of green peppers in my recipe.
We hope that you give this recipe a try. You’ll find that the savory filling and succulent pepper is an unbeatable combination. Happy Fall!