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Stuffed-Pepper Bites

Make the most of the bags of mini bell peppers cropping up at markets everywhere. Food director Lucinda Scala Quinn came up with this quick appetizer.

  • yield: Makes 24
Photography: Seth Smoot

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground meat
  • 1 cup cooked, cooled rice
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 bag mini bell peppers

Greek Lamb Filling

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese

Italian Turkey Filling

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red-pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese

Vietnamese Pork Filling

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon minced lemongrass
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallots

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Mix ground meat with rice, salt, and a few flavorful ingredients. Spoon filling into each half of the mini bell peppers; then broil on a baking sheet on the center rack until meat is cooked, about 8 minutes.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, September 2012

Reviews (1)

  • 4 Jan, 2013

    I just made the Vietnamese pork filling variation last night. It was simply delicious! Can't wait to try the lamb filling!