Greek Stuffed Tomatoes and Peppers

Greek Stuffed Tomatoes And Peppers

No Photo

Have you made this?

 Share your own photo!

Mikekey *

By
@Mikekey

Use a combo of tomatoes and peppers, or all of one or the other.

Rating:

☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes

Serves:
6-8
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
1 Hr 20 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 6 medium
    ripe tomatoes
  • 6 medium
    green bell peppers
  • 8 oz
    tomato sauce
  • 2 tsp
    sugar
  • 1 large
    yellow onion, peeled and chopped
  • 2 oz
    butter
  • 1/2 c
    chopped fresh mushrooms
  • 1 1/2 lb
    ground lamb (or beef)
  • 1 clove
    garlic, minced
  • ·
    salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 Tbsp
    chopped fresh mint (or parsley)
  • 1/2 c
    long grain white rice, uncooked
  • 1/4 c
    vegetable oil
  • 1/4 c
    toasted bread crumbs
  • 1 c
    water

How to Make Greek Stuffed Tomatoes and Peppers

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a large baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Wash tomatoes and peppers. Cut a thin slice from the tops of each to make a cap. Scoop out pulp from tomatoes and chop, adding pulp to tomato sauce. Scoop out seeds from peppers and discard.
  3. Blanch peppers in boiling water for 5 minutes and drain well.
  4. Sprinkle insides of tomatoes with sugar. Place them upside down on paper towel to drain.
  5. Saute onion in butter over medium heat until transparent. Add mushrooms and continue cooking a few minutes. Add lamb, salt and pepper, and garlic, stirring until juices are absorbed. Add mint, rice and 1 cup of tomato mixture (sauce and pulp). Cover and simmer 20 minutes.
  6. Place peppers and tomatoes in baking dish and fill with meat mixture. Place tops on peppers and tomatoes.
  7. Pour oil over all and sprinkle with breadcrumbs.
  8. Mix water and remaining tomato mixture and pour around vegetables.
  9. Bake 1 hour, adding more hot water if needed.

Printable Recipe Card

About Greek Stuffed Tomatoes and Peppers

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Greek



Leave a Comment

14 Fresh Tomato Dishes for Summer

14 Fresh Tomato Dishes for Summer


Tomatoes are available year-round, but sweet and juicy they are at their prime in the summer. If you grow them, you may be wondering what’s the best way to use fresh tomatoes. By weaving them into as many meals as you can! How about in an easy gazpacho soup or bruschetta? Or, use fresh tomatoes […]

Refreshing Summertime Evening Cocktails

Refreshing Summertime Evening Cocktails


What better way to relax at the end of the day than to make a refreshing cocktail and take a few moments to yourself? We all know summertime can be busy. We may not be able to do this every day, but at least once a week I try to. It helps me clear my […]

17 Sundae Topping Ideas

17 Sundae Topping Ideas


There’s nothing better than indulging in a frozen treat on those hot summer days, but it’s time to step up your ice cream game. These delicious sundae toppings will change how you scream for ice cream. From homemade strawberry sauce to skillet peaches to pretzel bites, your taste buds will jump for joy when you […]