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Lamb Feta Peppers

"Since I am Greek, I have learned many good Greek recipes over the years! This is one of my favorites. It's a savory combination of lamb, rice and feta cheese stuffed into sweet green bell peppers and smothered with tomato sauce."
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Ingredients

1 h 15 m servings 273 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings (4 to 6 servings)

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Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium heat, add onion and cook for four minutes until soft. Stir in garlic and cook one minute.
  3. Slice tops off peppers and remove seeds. Stand peppers upright in a a 9x12-inch baking dish.
  4. In large bowl, combine onion mixture, dill, salt, allspice and pepper. Mix in rice and lamb, fold in feta cheese. Stuff peppers with mixture.
  5. Mix tomato sauce with water, lemon juice and sugar. Pour half over peppers, and half over bottom of dish. Cover with foil.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes. Uncover and continue baking 15 minutes, basing occasionally with sauce, until a meat thermometer inserted in center of filling reads 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).

Footnotes

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  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 273 calories; 16.8 g fat; 19.3 g carbohydrates; 12.4 g protein; 50 mg cholesterol; 912 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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The peppers turned out very good. These peppers made with lamb were more robust in flavor then an average stuffed pepper. The garlic and onion combo added just the right touch of spicy flavor....

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My roommate enjoyed this more than I did but he wasn't amazed by it. Based on previous reviews I made the following changes: added a dash of Aleppo pepper, doubled the garlic and I doubled the ...

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The peppers turned out very good. These peppers made with lamb were more robust in flavor then an average stuffed pepper. The garlic and onion combo added just the right touch of spicy flavor....

My roommate enjoyed this more than I did but he wasn't amazed by it. Based on previous reviews I made the following changes: added a dash of Aleppo pepper, doubled the garlic and I doubled the ...

This was great! I added the lamb to the onion mixture and browned it; removed from heat, and folded in the feta. I used garlic and herb feta. I also used tomato soup instead of tomato sauce. The...

It took MUCH longer than 15 min. to prepare, and longer than 1 hr to bake. I even had the oven at a higher temp than directed. The flavor was good, lots of compliments.

Absolutely fabulous! My husband and I loved this. I made a few changes - instead of stuffing the whole pepper, I sliced three sweet red peppers in half lengthwise, filled them with the meat mixt...

This dish is DELICIOUS!!! Although using mostly the same ingredients (except for more garlic and a dash of red pepper flakes) I browned the lamb, then the onions and garlic, mixing in the spice...

Very tasty! I browned the ground lamb in the skillet then added the onion, and sauteed it until it was soft. I then added the garlic, pepper and dill (I only had dried dill). I had a bottle of R...

My family loved this recipe! We live in an area with many Middle Eastern and Greek restaurants -- this recipe is the real thing. Please -- don't change seasonings if you want an authentic flav...

These were fabulous! I would include a little more feta next time, but that is just our preference...pine nuts would be good too! I cooked the lamb with the onions before stuffing the peppers....