Lamb Feta Peppers

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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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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
4 to 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 6 medium green bell peppers

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground allspice

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 cup cooked rice

  • 8 ounces ground lamb

  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese

  • 1 cup tomato sauce

  • 1 cup cold water

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon white sugar

Directions

  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).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

273 Calories
17g Fat
19g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 273
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Sodium 912mg 40%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 102mg 512%
Calcium 159mg 12%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 497mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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