Remember the old ‘Stuffed Green Pepeprs’?
The ones that were over-cooked, mushy, slightly bitter and everyone left on their plate?
These aren’t those.
These aren’t even close to those.
There is no faux cheese, no tomato sauce and no Minute Rice.
Beef and Mushroom Stuffed Peppers
Total time: 40 minutes
- 6oz (180gr) ground beef (mince)
- 3 shallots, chopped
- 3oz (90gr) cremini mushrooms, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 ripe tomatoes, chopped
- 1 tbs olive oil
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tsp parsley
- 2 bell peppers, any color
- Mushroom Sauce:
- 2 shallots, chopped
- 3oz (90gr) cremini mushrooms, sliced
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 1/3 cup dry Marsala
- 1/3 cup beef stock
- 2 tsp cornstarch (corn flour) dissolved in 1 tbs water
- Peppers: Put a large pot of water on high heat and bring to a boil.
- Cut peppers in half the long way (try to find the best flat sides before cutting so that they will lay nicely) and remove stem end and seeds.
- When water is boiling drop peppers in and simmer for 5 minutes.
- Remove (use tongs) and put into a baking dish that will just hold them (if possible).
- Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms, shallots and sauté until they start to brown.
- Add paprika, cumin, garlic and sauté 1 minute longer.
- Add beef and sauté until cooked through, breaking it up as it cooks.
- Add tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, parsley and cook until tomatoes soften and sauce thickens, about 10 minutes.
- Remove from heat and spoon mixture into the pepper halves.
- Cover with foil and bake for 15 minutes at 400F (200C).
- Mushroom Sauce:
- Sauté shallots and mushrooms in olive until starting to brown.
- Add Marsala, stock and bring to a simmer.
- Stir in cornstarch until thickened. Keep warm until needed.
- To finish:
- Remove peppers, spoon sauce over and serve.
Work has commenced chez nous.
Renovation of the last third of the upstairs has officially started.
He hung the radiator, then had to figure out how to connect it to the furnace in the cellar – which involves drilling through two floors.
The walls are in much better shape on this end of the house. He’s already filled in the window and wall by the radiator.
We’ll be installing a new door eventually, but will keep the access to the barn.
As long as there’s going to be heat he really needs to insulate. That will be next.