Aug 27, 2009

Jack’s Recipe for Stuffed Green Peppers:

From the butcher section-
1/2 Pound Fresh Ground Hamburger Meat (Beef)
1/2 Pound Fresh Ground Pork
Taste Note: Buy meats fresh same day, do not use meats from your freezer
2 Whole Fresh Mushrooms (produce section)
1 Medium White Onion (produce section)
6 Large Fresh Green Peppers (buy these firm)(produce section)
1 Can of Tomato Paste
1 Large 28-ounce Can of Tomato Sauce
Olive Oil
Oregano (spice section)
Garlic Powder (spice section)
Fresh Ground Black Pepper (spice section)
Table Salt
A1 Steak Sauce (original)
L & P Steal Sauce (original)
Fresh Large Grade A Eggs
Bread Crumbs
Small Bottle of Red Merlot Wine
White Sugar
Parmesan Cheese
Rice, instant rice is okay
Sour Cream

Cooking Items and Utensils:
1 medium Baking Dish approximately 5” x 9” preferably glass
1 medium Sauce Pan
Can Opener
Measuring Cup
Sharp Knife
Large mixing bowl
Chopping Board
Diner Plates (paper plates are fine)
Paper Towels
Aluminum Foil

Preparation and Directions:
Step # 1: Meat Filling
In Large Mixing Bowl
Add the following Ingredients …
Use half of the Medium White Onion - Finely Chopped
2 Mushrooms - Finely Chopped
Place Ground Hamburger Meat (Beef)
Place Ground Pork
1/2 Tablespoon of Fresh Ground Black Pepper
1 Tablespoon of A1 Steak Sauce
1 Tablespoon of L & P Steak Sauce
1/2 Cup of Bread Crumbs
1 whole Egg
1 Teaspoon of Oregano
1/2 Teaspoon of Sugar
1/2 Teaspoon of Garlic Powder
1/2 Can of Tomato Paste
1/2 Cup of Parmesan Cheese
Mix very well with hands

Step # 2: Green Peppers
Wash 6 Large Fresh Green Peppers
Cut top out carefully
Core out center of each Pepper (keep pepper in tact)
Wash inside of Peppers make sure all the seeds and membranes
are removed
Stuff Peppers with Meat Filling using a clean tablespoon
Note: Pack tightly being cautious not to split open pepper
Coat Baking Dish lightly with Olive Oil (bottom and sides)
Place Peppers Upright in Baking Dish

Step # 3: Tomato Sauce
In a Medium Sauce Pan on top of the stove
Add One Can of Tomato Sauce
Remaining 1/2 Can of Tomato Paste
1/2 Cup of Water
1 small bottle of Red Merlot Wine (about 1 cup)
1 Teaspoon of Oregano
1 Tablespoon of Sugar
1 Teaspoon of Fresh Ground Black Pepper
1/2 Teaspoon of Table Salt
Heat until boiling, turn off, let cool to room temperature
When cool, stir, poor liquid over Peppers, cover dish with lid
or Alum Foil.

Step # 4: Cook Rice

Cooking Directions:
Preheat oven to 400 Degrees
Bake Peppers for 15 minutes
Reduce temperature to 350 Degrees and cook for an additional
45 minutes

Serving Instructions Per Person:
Place about 1/2 Cup of Rice on plate
Serve One Green Stuffed Pepper
Add some additional Parmesan Cheese on Pepper
Add about One Heaping Tablespoon of Sour Cream on Pepper

For you Hungry Man Types:
Beverage – Red Wine or Cold Beer in frosty mug
Also goes well with Ice Tea

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