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    other than ground beef?
    I was thinking about using some leftover pork chops. (MIL cooked too many,plain,in the oven,yuck)
    I was thinking about mincing them up and cooking them in stewed tomatoes and mixing in some basmati rice (I have a lot - made some Indian food recently and all they had was a big bag), making some croutons out of the bread bits I freeze. I wanted to add fresh mushroom because DH loves them.

    What else do you use in your stuffed peppers? I'm sure we'll all have a bounty of them soon (tomatoes too!) and it would be a fun way to use up leftovers when it's to hot to make soups.

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    I never would have thought of something other than ground beef! We love stuffed peppers, so I'm very interested to see what everyone comes up with!

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    Mrsfoamy - I like your porkchop combination - let us know how it turns out. I'm going to think on this one because stuffed peppers should be good to use up leftovers too - just not thinking too creatively right now. Mahalo for bringing this up!!

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    I will be reading this one too......like the p. chop idea....I have some steak leftover and might do that....I even ALMOST have a pepper ready to come out of my garden.

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    Oh my goodness - rice, lentils (already cooked). Add rotel / tomatoes. Use some sauteed onions, shrooms, carrots, any veggie. Add corn. Top w/ cheese.

    I don't parboil the peppers, but put them all in the crockpot for a good five hours.

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    I once made stuffed pepper with black beans, rice, and diced tomatoes an then topped with some cheese.

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    One of my favorites is stuffed with risotto then broiled with a ladle of spicy tomato sauce.

    For the risotto, my favorites are roasted veggies or pumpkin.

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    Love the idea of using the crockpot for stuffed peppers - am going to try that next. Mahalo!!

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    I'm a pescatarian (no meat, only seafood...I am from south louisiana!) My favorite substitution for ground beef in any recipe is portobello mushrooms. They are sturdy enough to keep the consistency and usually meaty enough that my boyfriend will still eat whatever I made!

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    Have you ever done it with bulk Italian sausage? You brown it up just like the beef. Drain off fat. Then add some sauteed (in olive oil) chopped onion, chopped up pepper tops , and a couple of large cloves garlic. Mix it all in a bowl, (including the olive oil left in the pan), with some cooked rice, flavored bread crumbs, and grated parmesan. Mixture should be moist.

    Or you might like it better with your favorite spaghetti sauce and mozzerella cheese. Or make a combo of this any of the above.

    Cook like you would the beef ones.

    You can substitute with garlic powder instead of fresh. You can also add a little ground turkey to stretch it. Just don't over-do it.

    Theresa

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    risotto is a good choice

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    I do rice, tomato sauce, tomatoes, even lentils, or olives. I sometimes top it off with cheese and croutons. Yes croutons. I keep the peppers upright and whole and throw the croutons and cheese in at the last minute and they come out so cute. My omni husband loves my veggie version. I do both red and green peppers.

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    My family does a few variations. One is a cabbage, rice and ground meat blend. Another is rice and shrimp. Also, you can use cornbread dressing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mamamia View Post
    Have you ever done it with bulk Italian sausage? You brown it up just like the beef. Drain off fat. Then add some sauteed (in olive oil) chopped onion, chopped up pepper tops , and a couple of large cloves garlic. Mix it all in a bowl, (including the olive oil left in the pan), with some cooked rice, flavored bread crumbs, and grated parmesan. Mixture should be moist.

    Or you might like it better with your favorite spaghetti sauce and mozzerella cheese. Or make a combo of this any of the above.

    Cook like you would the beef ones.

    You can substitute with garlic powder instead of fresh. You can also add a little ground turkey to stretch it. Just don't over-do it.

    Theresa
    Great suggestions! I never thought of using italian sausage but stuffed peppers would taste awesome with that!!

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