N'Awlins Stuffed Bell Peppers

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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!

close up view of Stuffed Bell Peppers garnished with fresh herbs on a white plate
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Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 55 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 small onion, finely chopped

  • 1 stalk celery, chopped

  • 1 small green bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

  • 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning

  • 1 teaspoon file powder

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 ½ pounds ground beef

  • ¾ pound cooked ham, finely chopped

  • 1 pound baby shrimp

  • 1 (16 ounce) package unseasoned dry bread stuffing mix

  • 6 large green bell peppers, halved and seeded

  • 1 cup plain bread crumbs

Directions

  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
24g Fat
40g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 498
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 9g 44%
Cholesterol 122mg 41%
Sodium 1164mg 51%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 15%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 83mg 413%
Calcium 91mg 7%
Iron 4mg 24%
Potassium 574mg 12%

* 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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