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An Entry From My Favorite Cookbook...Greek Stuffed Peppers

I love this cookbook. It checks all the boxes for me. I'm gluten, dairy and refined sugar free and have been for years. I also don't eat meat. Win-win!

Today's recipe is from this book. I've made it before. I was skeptical because I've never been a huge fan of stuffed peppers but these converted me.

Prepare to love them!

Greek Stuffed Peppers

5 from 1 vote
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean

Ingredients
  

  • 4 large bell peppers any color
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp ground allspice
  • 1 cup organic white rice I used brown rice
  • 1 cup canned tomatoes
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts lightly toasted
  • 1/4 cup dark raisins I used golden raisins
  • 1 Tbsp oregano
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley chopped
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice

Instructions
 

  • Slice tops off of peppers and clean out seeds and ribs
  • Invert on paper towel to drain while preparing the stuffing
  • In large skillet, heat olive oil and cook onion until golden
  • Add allspice, rice and tomatoes and stir to combine
  • Add water and bring to a boil
  • Turn heat to low, cover and simmer for about 15 minutes. Turn off heat
  • Add pine nuts and raisins and replace pan lid until somewhat cooled
  • Stir in oregano and parsley
  • Stuff each pepper, mounding the filling
  • Put peppers in a glass baking dish or flat bottomed casserole
  • Drizzle with lemon juice
  • Cover the bottom of the pan with about 1/2 cup water
  • Bak one hour at 350 degrees Fahrenheit
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4 Comments

  1. Kebba Buckley Button on April 3, 2022 at 9:44 pm

    Karen, this recipe sounds great! Thanks for sharing it. I prefer to eat as you do, and my body hates soy in any form. Soy anything spikes my blood pressure! So a lot of vegan recipes rely heavily on soy sauce, tofu, tempeh-- all delicious, but not for me. So I do the Diet Dance! Thanks again.

    • Karen on April 4, 2022 at 11:15 am

      Kebba...I use Bragg's Aminos instead of soy sauce. I do use tofu in a lot of recipes because of the heart protective qualities it has but I know there are many people for whom soy is not a good thing.

  2. Martha on April 4, 2022 at 7:15 am

    5 stars
    This sounds so delicious! I also use brown rice. I wonder how it would be if dried cranberries were added with the raisins.

    • Karen on April 4, 2022 at 11:13 am

      I imagine it would be delicious with the cranberries

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