Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Stuffed Peppers

My bell pepper plants finally made it!  They had a rough start when I first planted them during our cold, wet and windy spring.  Then I planted green beans around them.  The beans grew big and shaded them from the sun and so they didn't grow much.   Once the beans were done and removed from the raised bed, the peppers finally got there chance to show off.

I picked these with the intent to make stuffed peppers.  After washing them, slicing off the tops and cleaning out the seeds, I cooked them in some boiling water for about 10 minutes.  Then I stuffed them with a meat mixture similar to meatloaf.  I didn't really measure the amounts, but I used oatmeal, a small can of tomato sauce, diced onion, onion powder and garlic powder.

This meal includes a meat, green vegetable and potatoes.  It was good!


I really enjoy being able to go out and pick a bell pepper whenever I need one.  They will bear until frost.  Pepper is one of those vegetables that can be left on the plant for a while, so I just pick them as needed.  As long as they are on the plant, they will be fresh. 


Mary Ann said...

My bell peppers are producing well right now too! Yum!

Little Penpen said...

I like them too, but I think I'm the only one in my family who likes them. When I use them in a dish, I notice most of them get picked out and put on the sides of plates. :((

Auntie M said...

And some will turn red and add color to your table! My sweetie is not fond of peppers, so I often use them as a condiment to be taken or left.

By the way, appropriate sized peppers are great as a finger food if you stuff them with potato salad. Think about it. Mother often did this for picnics. Your hubby might remember.

Lena said...

Sounds delicious, Debbie! I just picked up my first peppers too and chopped some in potato salad yesterday. Yum!

Freda Fields Alley said...

I love green peppers but have never had much luck growing them... mebbe I need to try again next year!

Your dinner looks very yummy!

Rhonda Sue said...

I'll be making the same thing soon, I got bell peppers on sale and then my dad sent a bunch more to us via our son.
Did you know bell peppers have the same vitamin C as oranges?

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