Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Stuffed Bell Peppers

I made these a while ago and it has been languishing in my drafts folder for too long. I had some pretty red & yellow bell peppers and played around with the stuffing a bit and used Boca Meatless Ground Burger to make this more hearty and filling. The crispy bread crumbs balanced the filling really well & it made for an enjoyable meal.

STUFFED BELL PEPPERS


Ingredients:
Bell peppers / Capsicum - 2, halved lengthwise
Onion - 1 medium, chopped
Carrot - 1 medium, chopped
Garlic - 3 to 4 cloves, chopped
Boca Meatless Ground Burger - 1 cup, thawed
Frozen Spinach - 1 cup
Bread Crumbs - about 1.5 cups
Parmesan Cheese - half cup
Olive oil - 2 tbsp + more to drizzle
Red pepper flakes - 1 tsp
Salt & Pepper - to taste

Method:
1) Heat 1 tbsp olive oil and add in the garlic and onions with the red pepper flakes.. Cook till they soften. Next, add the chopped carrots and stir with a pinch of salt.

2) Once carrots are tender, add in the chopped spinach, boca crumbles and cook this mixture till it comes through. Season with salt & pepper to taste.

3) In the remaining 1 tbsp of oil, saute the bread crumbs till pale golden & crisp. Stir in the cheese and season with salt & pepper as desired.

4) Reserve about half cup of the bread crumbs and mix the remaining 1 cup with the veggie mixture.

5) Preheat oven to 375F. Spoon the veggie mixture into the pepper halves and top with the reserved bread crumbs. Place the peppers in a pan coated with oil and drizzle the tops with more olive oil.

6) Bake for about 45 minutes or until the tops are browned and peppers are tender. Serve warm.

31 comments:

  1. Beautiful colour and love the crunch on the top.

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  2. Lovely recipe, Laavanya! It seems to have some nice hearty filling too.. I'm sure it would have been an enjoyable meal! Boca burgers are my husband's favorites.. he love this dish for sure.. bookmarked..:)

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  3. yummy! cant resist it lavi...I am doing this asap!

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  4. Cool, love the bread crust and flling :)

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  5. ooh, looks so delicious! Beautiful pictures.

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  6. That looks like a big, roomy boat :)

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  7. Love stuffed peppers.......good recipe and click.

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  8. mmm the peppers should make a filling snack too... nice colorful and tempting post...

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  9. What a great idea to use the burgers and spinach. Gotta try this.

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  10. Looks colorful..lovely filling Laavanya.

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  11. You got the best red peppers! Colors are just wonderful.

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  12. This is a cool recipe and sounds delicious! Adding crumled boca burger is a cool idea!

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  13. nice idea to use ground burger.. should taste just awesome.... looks very nice laavanya.

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  14. So pretty! I loooove stuffed peppers. Ive never tried boca, for some reason I always buy morningstar products. Wonder if there is a big difference?

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  15. Looks so colorful and crunchy Lavanya

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  16. veru interesting recipe...nice picture..

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  17. Lavanya i thought u used couscousas stuffing......but upon closely observing i realised its not that.....this is sth diffrent using ground meatless burger

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  18. Very differnt idea. my husband lloves anything stuffed in bell pepper. So I might give this a try.

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  19. Lovely..beautiful stuffed bell peppers, love the colour n crunchy top.....

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  20. love the color and crunchy stucture of the bell peppers

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  21. I would like to subscribe to your posts can you pls add the subscribe via reader, so I can subscribe and get your posts first hand.

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  22. The picture looks great, a perfect evening snack :)

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  23. wow this looks so colorful and delicious!

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  24. looks so good. I have to try out sometime.

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  25. ooh I love stuffed peppers... yours has a beautiful color, the stuffing sounds and looks wonderful...

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  26. Thank you all.. :)

    Anon, I've added a widget so you can subscribe via a reader.

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  27. Looks wonderful,love the stuffing you have used for this..seems very filling.

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  28. I love recipes using boca burger, this is a great recipe!

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