Stuffed Greek Bell Peppers and Tomatoes Recipe

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Submitted by scianos

Makes 6 servings



Stuffed Greek Bell Peppers and Tomatoes

Recipe Ingredients for Stuffed Greek Bell Peppers and Tomatoes

3 medium tomatoes
3 bell peppers
1/2 cup tomato sauce
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 onion, coarsely chopped
1 pound lean ground beef
1/2 cup chopped parsley
1/2 cup olive oil
1/3 cup uncooked long-grain white rice
1 Salt and pepper, to taste
1 large potato, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 cup white rice
2 tablespoons butter, melted

Recipe Directions for Stuffed Greek Bell Peppers and Tomatoes

  1. 1. Set the oven at 350 degrees. Have on hand a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Lightly oil the dish.

  2. 2. Slice off the tops of the tomatoes without cutting all the way through. The tops should be attached to the rest of the tomato by a hinge of skin. Carefully scrape out the insides of the tomatoes and set the pulp aside. Slice off the tops of the bell peppers without cutting all the way through. Like the tomatoes, the tops should be attached to the rest of the peppers by a hinge of skin. Core and seed the bell peppers. Set the hollowed vegetables aside.

  3. 3. In a blender, puree the reserved tomato pulp, tomato sauce, and sugar. Add the onion and blend until finely chopped.

  4. 4. In a bowl, combine the beef, parsley, 1/4 cup of oil, and rice. Mix gently but thoroughly.

  5. 5. Add 2/3 of the tomato sauce mixture, salt, and pepper. Mix well again.

  6. 6. Fill the tomatoes and peppers with the beef mixture, then replace the tomato and pepper "lids." Arrange the stuffed vegetables in the dish. Scatter the potato, if using, around the vegetables. Sprinkle the remaining tomato sauce over the top, then the remaining olive oil, and the butter.

  7. 7. Bake the vegetables for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, until they are tender and filling is cooked through. Serve with feta bread (see recipe). Adapted from Penelope Kotidis

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 356.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
572
Calories from Fat
245
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
27.2g
42%
Saturated Fat
6.8g
34%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
77mg
26%
Sodium
199mg
8%
Potassium
992mg
28%
Total Carbohydrates
52.2g
17%
Dietary Fiber
4.5g
18%
Sugars
6.2g
Protein
28.8g
Vitamin A 60% Vitamin C 174%
Calcium 5% Iron 32%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Low in sodium
  • High in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C
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