One of the few dishes that is better served cold rather than hot. Absolutely delicious and very Mediterranean!!! It can be made vegetarian by replacing meat with soya.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place green and red bell peppers in a bowl with enough warm water to cover, and soak 5 minutes.

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  • Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Place pork and onions in the skillet, season with salt and pepper, and cook until pork is evenly brown. Drain grease, and mix in wine and tomato puree. Continue cooking 10 minutes.

  • Transfer skillet mixture to a large bowl, and mix in feta cheese, cooked rice, raisins, pine nuts, and parsley. Stuff peppers with the mixture, and arrange in a baking dish. Cover with aluminum foil.

  • Bake 30 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove foil, and continue baking 10 minutes, until stuffing is lightly browned. May be served hot or cold.

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Nutrition Facts

354.5 calories; 15.2 g protein; 28.7 g carbohydrates; 53.9 mg cholesterol; 595.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/06/2007
These came out great: with some modifications. I've made them twice both times just with red bell peppers (I prefer them) and added garlic and onions to the meat mix. Instead of just pork I used a 1/2 beef 1/2 pork mixture. I increased the amount of feta by a bit (also by preference) and the 2nd time I was out of raisins so I used dried cranberries and they came out just as tasty. I also found it didn't fill as many peppers as the recipe indicated so I cut off the tops of the peppers piled the little extra on each of the tops covered them in foil and baked them as well for anyone who wanted a bit of seconds. I left the foil on till the last 5 minutes and increased the cooking time by about 10 min to get the peppers softer. They came out great and I will certainly be making them again with the changes. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/27/2006
Nice but a little bland needs garlic maybe some oregano or rosemary. This was relatively simple to make and would work well for parties as once they are in the oven nothing more needs doing for 40 minutes! I used minced beef instead of pork and used organic red peppers (I find green too bitter) and added a clove of garlic to the meat. The measurements on this recipe seem to be a bit out - I measured for 2 medium size peppers then quickly prepared a third! (and had some mixture left over). Peppers stayed firm. Next time I will cook for extra 10 mins toast the pine nuts and add herbs and few more raisins. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
06/06/2007
These came out great: with some modifications. I've made them twice both times just with red bell peppers (I prefer them) and added garlic and onions to the meat mix. Instead of just pork I used a 1/2 beef 1/2 pork mixture. I increased the amount of feta by a bit (also by preference) and the 2nd time I was out of raisins so I used dried cranberries and they came out just as tasty. I also found it didn't fill as many peppers as the recipe indicated so I cut off the tops of the peppers piled the little extra on each of the tops covered them in foil and baked them as well for anyone who wanted a bit of seconds. I left the foil on till the last 5 minutes and increased the cooking time by about 10 min to get the peppers softer. They came out great and I will certainly be making them again with the changes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2009
I didn't have white wine but tried this with red and it turned out lovely! I made more than we could eat so tried freezing some for left overs but the frozen ones came out watery. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2009
Wow! I really don't normally like stuffed peppers but my husband does so I decided to give these a try. Yum! I increased the meat to 1 lb. and only used 1 onion. I thought the raisins were going to taste strange but they really made this dish delicious! I did add a little more rice maybe a total of 3/4 c. and next time I want to try it with brown rice. Highly recommend this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/27/2006
Nice but a little bland needs garlic maybe some oregano or rosemary. This was relatively simple to make and would work well for parties as once they are in the oven nothing more needs doing for 40 minutes! I used minced beef instead of pork and used organic red peppers (I find green too bitter) and added a clove of garlic to the meat. The measurements on this recipe seem to be a bit out - I measured for 2 medium size peppers then quickly prepared a third! (and had some mixture left over). Peppers stayed firm. Next time I will cook for extra 10 mins toast the pine nuts and add herbs and few more raisins. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
The best stuffed peppers we've ever had. The raisins and feta cheese were wonderful in it. I only used two large peppers so I cut the ingredients in half (for 4) and found that it only filled my two large peppers. And that was also with my keeping the pork at 1/2 lb. rather than cutting it to 1/4. I also used the full 10 oz. of tomato sauce (didn't have puree - it turned out fine). Maybe my peppers were "very" large - but that is something to keep in mind when you are preparing it. Thanks submitter. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/20/2008
These were delicious! My changes were made by what I had on hand. 1 lb. ground pork 8 oz. tomato paste 1/2 cup wine 1/4 cup pine nuts 1/4 cup raisins 1 T.greek seasoning 1 t. garlic powder 1 cup rice. The rest stays the same. I was leary of the raisins but they were good in this. Served with fried eggplant. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/16/2011
The green peppers didn't cook; at 350 the inside of the stuffing was not even hot after 30 minutes! I would recommend putting a tight fitting lid on a casserole or dutch oven- foil is not enough. Also increasing the temperature and the time. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/16/2010
I knew this would be a great recipe as soon as I read it. I used grass-fed ground beef and basmati brown rice instead. I cooked the rice in some vegie broth that I had made from the pulp left over after juicing carrots and celery. I also added a cloved of minced garlic to the broth. I also used this broth in place of the wine (because I didn't feel like opening a bottle). I used golden raisins and cooked them with the rice so that they would be nice and plump. I toasted the pine nuts before adding to the mixture and I also added a handful of fresh chopped oregano margoram and mint. I had a little bit of leftover homemade marinara sauce so I used that in place of the tomato puree and I also had a bunch of overripe cherry tomatoes from my garden so I chopped those up and added them. I omitted the feta because I didnt have any even though I know that this is an important ingredient for the flavor. I thought the recipe was still delicious even without the feta. I did think about adding some greek olives for the extras salty flavor instead of the feta but maybe next time. I think I will use ground lamb next time too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2007
My husband and 8 year old insist I make this once a week. We absolutly love it; it tastes great and the flavor is a nice break from the usual. My changes: I replaced the rasins with 3/4 cup of chopped greek olives I add a bunch of McCormick Greek Seasoning to the pork while it's cooking and use petite diced tomatos instead of puree. I also add more feta. I only ever have enough mixture to stuff 6 peppers not 8. Thank you for this recipe- it's really one of our favorites. Read More
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