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Lamb Stuffed Peppers (Greek Style)

Stuffed Peppers (Greek Style)


Stuffed peppers have been on my todo list for a while now. Luckily the farmers market was still full of red peppers on the weekend and I picked some up. I have been seeing stuffed pepper recipes on food blogs over the last few weeks and each one was different. Stuffed peppers are pretty versatile. You can stuff them with pretty much anything you want. Since I had all of the ingredients for the Greek Style Lamb Burgers from the other night I decided to go with a lamb stuffing with Greek flavours. Many of the stuffed pepper recipes that I saw included either rice or bread crumbs. I had been meaning to try bulgar for a while so I decided to use that instead of rice. The stuffed peppers turned out to be pretty tasty. I am really enjoying the flavourful lamb meat.

When looking at the recipe and photo now, I realize that there was no cheese in it. I think I might mix in some feta or sprinkle some pecorino on top the next time I make this.

Ingredients:
1.5 cups water
1 cup bulgur
1 tablespoon oil
1 onion (chopped)
2 cloves garlic (chopped)
1 pound ground lamb
1 zucchini (grated)
2 tomatoes (chopped)
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon lemon zest
salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon dill (chopped)
4 or 5 large bell peppers

Directions:
1. Bring the water and bulgar to a boil.
2. Cover, turn down the heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
3. Heat the oil in a pan.
4. Add the onions and saute until tender.
5. Add the garlic and saute until fragrant.
6. Add the ground lamb and brown.
7. Add the zucchini, tomatoes, oregano, lemon zest, salt and pepper and simmer for 15 minutes.
8. Mix in the bulgar and dill and remove from the heat.
9. Cut the tops of the pepper off and remove the seeds and veins.
10. Stuff the peppers with the mixture and place in a baking dish.
11. Bake in a preheated 400F oven until the peppers are tender, about 30 minutes.

8 comments:

Elly said...

Mmm, I *heart* lamb. This looks great.

Anh said...

Another great creation! I love love stuffed veg. And with lamb, it must be perfect!

Peter M said...

Great dish Kevin...red peppers at this time of the year are so sweet and great for stuffing...i dub you an honourary Greek!

Deborah said...

I LOVE stuffed peppers!! Lamb is hard to find around here (I'm not sure why) but I'm constantly on the look out because I am always seeing lamb recipes I want to try!

Maryann said...

Yes, lots of stuffed peppers out there in the food blog world these days. Peppers are in abundance at the farmer's markets. I like what you did with yours. It looks moist and tasty. Great job, Kevin!

Nora B. said...

Delicious, Kevin - I love how there is bulgur in the peppers. Crumbed goat's cheese would be a good addition, as you said.

tigerfish said...

Peppers is a good lil' bowl to use to serve almost everything :P
Nice dish.

Anonymous said...

to be like the wonderful stuffed peppers that i've had in greece - seems like should be cooked with some kind of tomato or vegetable sauce over the top just to add more sauce, sweetness and acidity. Strangely - these stuffed peppers didn't seem to be on restaurant menus in Greece. I saw restaurant staff eating them and asked if i could have some. They were better than the regular menus - go figure !

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