Classic Stuffed Bell Peppers

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Classic Stuffed Bell Peppers

Why This Recipe Works

For a stuffed pepper recipe with firm shells surrounding flavorful fillings, we found that blanching the peppers for three minutes and allowing them to finish cooking with residual heat gave us the sturdiness we needed. For the filling for ...

Why This Recipe Works

For a stuffed pepper recipe with firm shells surrounding flavorful fillings, we found that blanching the peppers for three minutes and allowing them to finish cooking with residual heat gave us the sturdiness we needed. For the filling for our stuffed peppers recipe, we updated the classic 1950s filling of rice and ground beef with sautéed onions, garlic, and cheese.

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Dressing Up VegetablesSeason 3, Ep. 303

Our goal was simple: Rescue two favorite fancy vegetable dishes—twice-baked potatoes and stuffed bell peppers—from the clutches of cafeterias, bad steakhouses, and frozen food manufacturers.