Beef and Mushroom Stuffed Peppers; the update

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

Ingredients:

  • 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

Mushroom Stuffed Peppers

 Instructions:

  • 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.

Vwork
First on the list of tasks is to install heat.

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.

Radiator

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.

Office
This is the door leading into the barn – and the lovely staircase going down.

We’ll be installing a new door eventually, but will keep the access to the barn. 

Barn_door
And then there’s the ceiling….

As long as there’s going to be heat he really needs to insulate.  That will be next.

Ceiling
In the meantime, all the stuff – like boxes and beds and chairs… have been moved into our lovely guest bedroom.

Bedroom
Sigh…..

8 thoughts on “Beef and Mushroom Stuffed Peppers; the update”

  1. Those peppers look great, Katie. I have been buying whoppers from a local farm, and experimenting. One night I just chopped everything I had on hand, sauteed it and stuffed the pepper with it – and it was great.
    The red peppers I found were moist and tender and tasty. Not a bit like the green peppers we usually use (not with Minute Rice, though!).
    I don’t envy you the project, but it will be nice when it is finished.

  2. We’ve been having such a run of beautiful and inexpensive peppers the past few weeks and I’ve been stretching my brain for creative stuffings. But I would have never have thought of this combo. I cannot wait to try this.

  3. Mimi, that was the first ever recipe I had for them (the Minute Rice – is it still on the market?) LOL I like all colors of peppers – and I like stuffing with leftover bits.
    Val, that sounds wonderful!
    jeri, I hope you like it…. Stuffed peppers are one of the first things I make when the cooking moves back inside in the fall.
    manningroad, this whole house was a huge project – way more than epected (as always) I hated those mushy peppers…..
    Joanne, stuffed peppers CAN be good LOL

  4. OMG your renovations! Hysterical! I saw the first picture and got scared thinking I was seeing my own! I love watching someone else go through the experience, and I will say mine is soooo much easier than yours! I cannot wait to see the finished house! And ooooh these stuffed peppers are so much better than my mom’s! I love the mushroom sauce wow.

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