Pork and Beef Stuffed Peppers

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Ingredients

8 whole green peppers
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 whole yellow onion, peeled and diced
1 whole Garlic clove, minced
1/4 lb. ground beef
1/4 lb. ground pork
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 whole tomato, seeded and chopped
1-1/4 cups cooked long-grain white rice
1 tbsp chopped fresh marjoram leaves
1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaf, chopped
1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
1/4 cup fresh bread crumbs
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Preparation

Char peppers over a gas flame or under a hot broiler, turning to blacken all over. Once removed from heat place in a paper bag, close tightly and steam for 15 minutes. When cool enough to handle, rub off and remove blackened skin, taking care not to tear flesh. Cut the tops off of each pepper and remove the ribs and seeds from inside and discard.

While the peppers cool heat 2 tbsp. oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add onions and garlic and cook until soft and golden, about 20 minutes. Increase heat to medium-high, add beef and pork, breaking meat up with the back of a spoon, and brown for 7 - 10 minutes. Reduce heat to medium, season to taste with salt and pepper, and stir in tomatoes and nutmeg. Cook for 5 minutes, then remove from heat and stir in rice, marjoram, thyme, parsley, and 1 tbsp. oil. Adjust seasoning, if needed.

Preheat broiler. Spoon about 1/4 cup filling into each pepper and place on a cookie sheet. Sprinkle with bread crumbs, drizzle with remaining oil, and broil until golden. Serve hot or at room temperature.

Yield

Serves 4

Cook Time

Prep Time: 15 mins.
Cook Time: 45 mins.

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition information is provided as a resource. Values will vary depending on specific ingredients used.
Serving Size: 1
Number of Servings: Serves 4
Amount Per Serving:
Calories: 561
Calories from Fat: 333

Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 37g
56%
Carbohydrates 68g
22%
Dietary Fiber 13g
52%
Saturated Fat 19g
95%
Calories 561kcal
28%
Cholesterol 48mg
16%
Protein 29g
48%
Sodium 661mg
27%
Calcium
1%
Iron
28%
Vitamin A
20%
Vitamin C
225%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.