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How to make stuffed peppers: classic recipe and variations for every need. Step-by-step instructions for making tasty stuffed peppers.
On this page we will seehow to cook stuffed peppersboth in the classic version (filled with meat) and in the more ethical versions, with a vegetarian and vegan recipe. Whatever the recipe, the foreplay is the same, so start by washing and cleaning the peppers.
To clean the peppers intended for stuffing, the core and a small part of the surrounding vegetable must be carefully removed. Before proceeding to remove the core, wash the vegetable thoroughly.
At this stage you should use a kitchen knife specific for vegetables and greens, itparing knife. The paring knife is a pointed knife with a particular curve, it is very useful for cutting all types of vegetables. Those who are less agile with their hands can use a special "core lever" tool like the one shown in the photo below.
This kitchen utensil is useful for those who love to prepare stuffed peppers, but if it is a one-off recipe, the paring knife is far more suitable!
The tool in question can be purchased in hotel and restaurant supply stores, or by taking advantage of online sales. On Amazon, the utensil made of stainless steel and dishwasher safe, can be bought at a price of 12.95 euros with free shipping.
- Core remover Profi Plus in stainless steel
- Professional paring knife with two-year warranty
Once the core is removed, be sure to remove all seeds by shaking each individual pepper. Avoid washing the pepper internally.
How to make stuffed peppers with meat
Ingredients for 4 people:
- 4 medium peppers
- 300 g of ground beef
- Half a red onion
- A clove of garlic
- A sprig of parsley
- A dozen pitted black olives from Gaeta
- A dozen salted capers
- Extra virgin olive oil
- 50 gr of breadcrumbs
- Fry the garlic clove and when it is golden, remove it.
- Sauté the onion, parsley and black olives.
- Let the sauce cool.
- Mix the minced meat with the sautéed, capers and breadcrumbs.
- Salt the inside of each pepper.
- Fill each pepper with the minced meat mixture.
- Cover the pepper with its cap.
For the cooking:
You can proceed with cooking thebaked stuffed peppersor with sauce. In the first case, once you have covered the peppers with the cap, you have to place them in a greased ovenproof dish and cover them with aluminum foil.
Cooking thebaked stuffed peppersit must be completed within 30 minutes, in a hot oven preheated to 180 ° C. After the first 15 minutes of cooking, check the peppers and if necessary, remove the aluminum foil.
If the stuffed peppers will flavor a tomato sauce, you can add them at the same time to the sauce.
Place the sauce in a saucepan and before turning on the stove, add the peppers making sure they are completely immersed in the sauce. Add a glass of water at the start of cooking. Sauce, peppers and meat filling will cook at the same time.
Peppers stuffed with rice, vegetarian recipe
- 4 large red peppers
- 300 grams of short grain rice suitable for rice salad
- 80 grams of provolone
- 2 carrots
- Half onion
- Pine nuts
- Freshly ground black pepper
- Organic extra virgin olive oil
- 50 grams of grated Parmesan cheese
For the complete procedure, please refer to the page dedicated to stuffed peppers. On the same page you can find the recipe for vegan stuffed peppers.
The vegan recipe for stuffed peppers does not include any animal derivatives. The minced meat can be substituted with seitan or wheat muscle. For those who follow a vegan diet, the vegetarian recipe is easy to modify. Just omit the cheeses and replace the béchamel with vegan cooking cream, enriched with flour.