This recipe was provided by Jen Reviews, as part of an article on the ever-popular healthy Mediterranean Diet. The original recipe was adapted from this Food Network recipe.
Mediterranean Stuffed Peppers
Stuffed peppers are like personal pan pizzas, everyone loves having their own. Luckily for you, whipping up these Mediterranean ones is a snap and a half.
- 1 lb lean ground beef (Chicken, beef, or turkey)
- 2 cups fresh spinach
- 2 cups grated zucchini
- 1 yellow onion, diced
- 1/2 cup bulghur
- 1 egg, beaten
- 2 tbsp pesto
- 1/2 tsp oregane
- 6 large bell peppers (We used a combination of red and orange)
- 2 cans stewed tomatoes, chopped
- 1/3 cup feta cheese, crumbled
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 13x9 baking dish with parchment paper or foil. Slice the tops off the peppers and remove the ribs and core.
- In a large bowl, add the ground meat, spinach, zucchini, onion, bulghur, egg, pesto, oregano, and salt and pepper. Mix well.
- Place peppers inside the baking dish. To ensure they remain standing, you can make barriers out of foil to place between each pepper. Fill the peppers with the meat mixture.
- Pour the stewed tomatoes over the peppers and sprinkle generously with crumbled feta.
- Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes.
- Remove the cover and bake for another 30 minutes, until the meat mixture is thoroughly cooked and the peppers have softened.
- Serve warm and pair with rice or vegetables.
You can also choose to slice the peppers in half after removing the tops, which would double your amount. We enjoy the neat packages of the whole peppers, however. Want to pair a cocktail with this healthy dinner?