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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Stuffed Bell Peppers

As I was doing my morning walk in the treadmill yesterday, I was thinking of what to cook for dinner. I remember   the left over crab meat from our dinner the previous night.  I still don't have solid idea what to cook it with though because it was only a little.  Then a crazy idea popped into my head "What if I incorporate the crab meat into a ground beef and stuff the  red bell peppers that we bought  recently?"  I wasn't sure if it would turn out okay because it was an odd combination but it's always fun to  experiment in the kitchen.  

Here's what I've used:
  • 1/2 lb ground beef
  • 1 tbsp. crab meat
  • a handful of chopped fresh Italian parsley
  • 1 tsp crushed hot peppers
  • 2 tbsp Italian bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp steak seasoning
  • 1 cup of coconut milk
  • 1 quart home made tomato sauce
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (you will need this to top the stuffed pepper when it is cooked)
Procedure:
  • Cut the peppers in half and  remove the seeds.  I normally remove the stem of the peppers but this time, I left it on there.  The green color just adds color  and it makes it more beautiful.
  • Mixed all the ingredients well and  stuff each pepper halves.
  • Lay it on a baking dish, I always use my pie pan for everything (lol).
  • Add the  tomato sauce
  • Baked it in a 350 degrees heat for one hour
  • When it is done, put the cheese on top of each stuffed peppers and  return it in the oven  just enough to melt the cheese.

It would be easier to just use the ready-mixed Italian sausage but since I did not have it in my fridge and I wanted to do a little experiment, I went with my instinct to just go and  have fun with it.  I  was skeptical to add the crab because my husband doesn't like crabs.   It was a bold decision but guess what, it paid off because he loved it!  He said that there's something different about the dish but he loved it!  Shhhh, I didn't tell him I added crabs in it, lol!
He even ate the left over with  spaghetti noodles!

15 sumptuous burps..:

April McGregor said...

I love stuffed bell peppers. I should try your recipe next time. :)

Rhodesia said...

Yum yum, another great idea. Diane

Catherine said...

A beautiful, delicious comfort meal. Have a lovely weekend. Blessings, Catherine

jheylo said...

That looks scrumptious and very appealing. haven't tried stuffed bel pepper though.

Marie Imperial said...

I'd love to do a recipe just like that too! Can't wait to put eggs in those bell peppers! ^_^

Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen said...

beef and crab meat is a tasty mixture!

Emzkie said...

hmm looks really yummy! thanks for sharing the recipe. i thinking of making a stuffed peppers for dinner but skeptical about it coz my kids might not like it. your recipe look easy enough. i should try it one day.

jheylo said...

My husband would probably enjoy this kind of dish, I like how you prepare your meals, from the scratch :)

Aisha Kristine Chong said...

It looks great but I haven't tried it yet. Wonders how it actually taste like.

Nichole Arnold said...

I love using leftovers to experiment!

Stephanie Bourne said...

I have never had stuffed bell peppers. I love bell peppers, so I'll have to try this.

Holly S. said...

Oh my gosh, I love stuffed peppers! I've never thought of using crab though.

Growing Up Madison said...

Oh this looks absolutely delish! I think my kids and hubby would enjoy this if I made this. Thanks for the recipe.

Jess Benoit said...

I loooove stuffed peppers & stuffed cabbage! This looks amazing...thanks! I've never thought to have spaghetti with it..nice.

Alexandra Young said...

These look amazing! My husband would love them, he loves peppers! I definitely will be making them! Thank you for sharing!

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