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N'Awlins Stuffed Bell Peppers

Rated as 4.31 out of 5 Stars

"Momma's Peppers...Whenever my mother prepares this Stuffed Bell Pepper dish, everyone in the family finds an excuse to 'drop by' for a visit to my parents' home. Being a fourth generation native New Orleanian, my mother offers a plate of food to anyone who stops by for a visit...that's why this recipe makes twelve servings!"
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1 h 55 m servings 498 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings


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  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. Heat oil in a large pot over low heat. Saute onion, celery and chopped green pepper for 5 minutes. Stir in garlic, and saute for 2 minutes. Season with parsley, Creole seasoning, file powder, salt and pepper.
  3. Increase heat to medium high, and add ground beef. Cook until beef is evenly browned. Stir in ham, and cook for 5 minutes. Add shrimp, and cook for 2 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in stuffing mix.
  4. Stuff each bell pepper half, and lightly sprinkle with breadcrumbs. Place stuffed bell pepper halves in ungreased baking dish. Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour.


  • Notes:
  • Because the stuffing is fully cooked prior to baking, you can reduce the baking time by half (30 to 35 minutes) if you blanch the bell peppers in boiling water for 3 minutes before stuffing.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 498 calories; 24.1 g fat; 40.3 g carbohydrates; 28.6 g protein; 122 mg cholesterol; 1164 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I am from New Orleans and this is exactly the way we make stuff bell peppers in the Deep South. This recipe is great - excellent, excellent, excellent! To help out some of the folks who is say...

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I had to doctor it up a bit. I also am from south Louisiana, but we make them a little different. The mix had a decent flavor, but needed some moisture. I added rice (as we always do in my regio...

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I am from New Orleans and this is exactly the way we make stuff bell peppers in the Deep South. This recipe is great - excellent, excellent, excellent! To help out some of the folks who is say...

Flavor is terrific! To fix the dryness, try a few of these (you don't need to do them all): boil the prepared pepper halves for 2 or 3 min first, and let them dry while you prepare the rest (t...

I think this recipe has alot of potential. We made it last night and the stuffing mixture was very dry. I reread the recipe and there is no liquid at all to bind the stuffing mixture together ...

This one is a keeper. I changed a couple things. I changed it for 2 servings and still had a ton of stuffing. I omitted the file powder, and 1st I browned the hamburger, when almost browned, I a...

This was a great meal. After reading the recipe twice and reading the 1st review I paid extra attention to the end of step #2 (Stir in the stuffing mix) and what it says in the notes below step...

This is a wonderful recipe. I did make a few changes to "cut down" the servings. I also used very lean ground beef and Italian Sausage (50-50)The sausage comes in reg,mild, and spicy. I used spi...

Made this tonight and have to say it was *much* better than the run of the mill hamburger/tomato mixture. I did change a few things though: I added extra celery, 3 TBS of garlic(the kind from ...

Great recipe. Easy and flavorful. Just be sure your oven is big and your guests are hungry!

OK! i have used this sight for years, i always thought that i should comment on some of the recipes, but never did. This recipe changed my mind. WOW!! It was easy and quick to make, the fla...