Friday, May 1, 2009

Stuffed Peppers

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I have never hated flying and so much and I have never loved coming back to a hotel so much as I did last evening. My trip to Florida and Washington had been so exhaustive that everytime I needed to catch a plane, I dreaded it. Thankfully, I'm back in Minneapolis and looking forward to the weekend.
To celebrate the weekend I made myself some stuffed peppers. It took me no time to make them and once I was done with the plating, I raised a glass of wine to myself quitely and bit into one of them. They tasted so good, I had to raise the next glass to my creations. I used some spanish rice with squid salad on the sides.
If these look appealing to you, wait till you hear my plan for the weekend. I plan to make some Chile Rellenos with an Indian twist on Sunday and have been spending my time shopping for the ingredients.

Stuffed Peppers
Bell Peppers - 3
Rice, boiled and drained - 1 Cup
Beef Mince - 1 Cup
Onions, chopped finely - 3 Tblsp
Carrot, chopped fine - 3 Tblsp
Mushrooms, chopped fine - 4 Tblsp
Celery, chopped fine - 3 Tblsp
Garlic, minced - 1 Tsp
Tomatoes, concassed - 3 Tblsp
Cayenne Pepper - 1 Tsp
Thyme - 1 tsp
Oregano - 1/2 tsp
Allspice - 1 Tsp
Basil - 1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds, powdered - 1/2 tsp
Paprika - 1 tsp
Black Pepper - 2 tsp
Cheese, grated - 3 Tblsp
Salt - To taste
1. Heat oil in a pan. Add in garlic and onions. Saute till they turn translucent.
2. Add in the Beef mince. Cook for 2 minutes.
3. Add in the finely chopped vegetables (except tomatoes) and mix well.
4. Add in the spices and mix well.
5. Cook for 7 minutes.
6. Add in the chopped tomatoes. Mix well.
7. Cook till the mixture starts to dry and beef is cooked.
8. Take off flame. Mix in rice and adjust seasoning. Keep aside.
9. Blanch the bell peppers and cut them into halves lengthwise. Deseed and clean them.
10. Fill the bell peppers with the prepared mixture. Press the mixture down as you fill the peppers.
11. After you have filled the peppers till the top, sprinkle grated cheese on top.
12. Place on grill and cook till cheese melts.
13. Cut into further halves (quarters) and serve hot.


Jean@Yardworkerz said...

I so very love your blog! They look awesome! Delish!

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