Did you ever wonder what your dream food would be like? Most probably, it would be a combination of your favorite sauces, meats, starches, beans, and other sorts of toppings that you can add!
Though the random mixture may appear like it's a leftover snack, this ultimately new tasty hack is the next food for the gods—the stuffed peppers.
Stuffed peppers are one of the classic American dishes that could be easily prepared and served anywhere and anytime you want.
May it be during breakfast, lunch, snack, or dinner time, this classic little treat can satisfy a hungry stomach. But aside from the main dish, people are also inventive of what to serve with stuffed peppers.
Various recipes are already available all over the net. From beans to beef, people have been creative in their stuffed pepper recipe.
How to Create a Stuffed Pepper?
- 4 medium-sized red, green or orange bell peppers
- 1/2 pound lean ground beef
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 piece onion
- 3/4 cups rice
- 1 15 oz can tomatoes, sliced
- 6 oz cheese
1. Arrange a rack in the oven. Set to 375°F.
2. Pour 1 cup of water to cover the bottom of the baking dish; set aside.
3. Cut the tops of the peppers.
4. Remove any membranes or seeds.
5. Remove the stems.
6. Chop the pepper caps roughly. Sprinkle salt inside the peppers.
7. Place the peppers in the baking dish and cover with aluminum foil.
8. Bake for 15 minutes. Uncover and set aside to cool.
9. Heat the oil in a saucepan.
10. Add the onion and pepper tops, sprinkle with salt and cook. Stirring until softened.
11. Incorporate the garlic and ground beef. Cook.
12. While cooking, break the meat with a spatula for 8 minutes.
13. Remove from the heat and stir in the rice and tomatoes.
14. Fill the peppers by dividing the mixture among the peppers. Add cheese on top.
15. Bake while uncovered for about 20 minutes.
16. Ready to serve!
17. Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
What Matches Perfectly With Stuffed Pepper?
But, even though the palatability of the pepper recipes are undoubtedly tasteful, the question "what to serve with stuffed peppers?" Is still unclear.
This article will give you suggestions on what you can include in the classic dish of the day to enlighten your mind of what's best for the treat. Here are some handpicked side dishes, stuff, and toppings that can go well together with stuffed peppers.
Carrots, asparagus, or string beans could blend with stuffed peppers. In complement with the pepper's naturally strong flavor, these two fresh veggies provide an outstandingly sweet taste for your stuffed peppers.
Though this may sound old-fashioned, mashed potato blends well with stuffed peppers. What also makes mashed potatoes special is that it is inexpensive and easy to prepare. There are 3 varieties of potatoes and each has different growth time. Potatoes are rich in starch, enzymes and vitamin C, so making them an ideal ingredient for stuffed peppers. If you think rice is quite overrated as a filler, try mashed potato for a while new starchy treat.
Who doesn't want beef? Rich in protein and irresistibly delicious, this is one of the most commonly used stuff for peppers. With its high protein content, beef is an appropriate filling for those who wants to have an attractive and healthy body build. You can also try to add tomato sauce, garlic, and cheese.
Sweet and tasty, corns will never fail you when it comes to choosing what to serve with stuffed peppers. When mixed with buttermilk and garlic, the corn filling provides a balanced taste of sweet and spicy. Corn is a good filling substitute instead of rice.
You can try this:
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Grease a baking pan. Mix corn, reserved liquid, cornbread mix, eggs, and sour cream in a bowl.
- Stir the mixture thoroughly.
- Place batter into prepared pan; sprinkle with cheese.
- Bake until golden brown.
If you chose to mix ground pork with tomato sauce, pasta goes well with peppers. It is a combination of an Italian and Mexican specialty. What would be more special than having two different cultural cuisines on one plate?
Whatever existing food there may be is in your kitchen, your ultimate dream food lies mainly on your preferences. From the type of meat to what kind of toppings to include, your taste buds will still be the final judge of which among the side dishes is the perfect match!
Keep your inventive mind running. With your creative hacks and ideas and unwavering love for food, the list from above will continuously be added. Stuffed peppers will be a classic favorite to make a stomach stuffed.