Monday, October 17, 2011

Mom's Italian Stuffed Pepper


Mom made her peppers with boiled egg very different stuffing than most... we just loved them!

6 to 8 peppers cleaned see below
4 boiled eggs  cleaned and chopped up
1/4 cup bread crumbs
1 egg beaten
1 1/2 pounds raw hamburger or ground turkey
1 cup raw rice
 1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 teaspoon oregano, garlic powder, black pepper, salt and basil
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
small 4 oz can of tomato sauce
Sauce:
1 28 oz can whole tomatoes put through food processor with little chunks left
olive oil
1/2 cup of grated pecorino romano cheese
1/2 cup red wine
2 cloves whole garlic


Slice the top of each pepper off with a sharp knife, remove the stem leaving a circle in the top of the pepper, then slice the bottoms so they are flat when standing up ( about a 1/4 of an inch).  Scrape the inside using a melon ball scooper or spoon to make smooth. Save scraps of peppers.
Mix the raw meat with chopped eggs, rice, herbs, bread  crumbs, and small can of sauce together. In a medium size bowl, mix the  large can of tomatoes and wine together pour around the bottom of the pan. Sprinkle with grating cheese and add any scraps of peppers and whole garlic to the sauce around the pan in the sauce.  Bake at 400 for 45 minutes to an hour, if the bottom looks evaporated, add some water to the sauce.. Keep basting the tops with the sauce. Add more cheese if desired to the top when serving.

21 comments:

Lizzy said...

I love your mom's recipes, Claudia! These stuffed peppers look amazing. Happy Monday!

Greg said...

I love stuffed peppers. Going to have to have try this one. They look so good in the picture.

Big Dude said...

Oh my these sound delicious and I'm picking all of my big peppers today.

Curt said...

My mother always made stuffed peppers too, but nothing like this. I don't remember eggs in there. That sounds very tasty.

Victor Radhose said...

I agree. Looks amazing.
And it seems it's not too complicatad to make.

Catherine said...

Dear Claudia, your peppers look delish! I love stuffed pepper...these sound wonderful. Have a beautiful day. Blessings, your friend, Catherine xo

Elisabeth said...

I am drooling over here, staring at the amazing stuffed pepper photos, especially the second photo with the crusty cheese on the top. I can just smell the aroma sooooooooo good!
Thanks for sharing your mom's recipe:DDD

Pam said...

Now I'm starving after seeing this, Claudia! I love stuffed peppers but have never seen it with eggs and hve to try it. Your mom has the best recipes!

Drick said...

I can under stand the boiled egg thing... it is almost like add boiled eggs for special occasions or when company is coming over... I always saw it back home....

Claudia said...

What a grand, warming, welcoming recipe. Your mother's additions and changes to what is American tradition really adds nuance and flavor. It's wonderful that you have so many to share with us. I just embrace recipes where Italians took from their home country and adapted it to their new.

Catherine said...

Dear Claudia, Sounds delicious. Stuffed peppers were one of my favorites growing up. Have a beautiful evening. Blessings, Catherine xo

Dee at Deelicious Sweets said...

Now these are stuffed peppers I would totally inhale! These look fabulous!

Vicki Bensinger said...

I'm finally getting through days of emails since I've been too busy the past few days to do any blogging. Here I've already come across 2 new posts you've done. You are a busy lady.

I love stuffed peppers as does the rest of my family. It's always nice to have a new version to share with my family.

They look delicious!

bakingjenn said...

Passed down recipes are the greatest! Whenever I make stuffed peppers I use the crockpot, I will have to try this way sometime. It looks great!

Eliotseats said...

I think I just picked the last of our peppers (freeze/frost tonight). Glad I did so I can make these!

Christine's Pantry said...

Your mom's recipe sounds great.

Ann said...

Sounds like a great recipe! I like hard boiled egg in just about everything!

Tina said...

I am loving that difference-so saucy and full of great ingredients! Now I know where some of your food talent comes from. Have a great day!

kathy said...

I wanna come to dinner and for sure it would be worth the drive... Not a better stuffed pepper recipe out there Claudia!!

Sandra said...

I like your mom's version, the eggs are a nice edition.

motherrimmy said...

I haven't seen chopped eggs in stuffed peppers before. I love it!