learning to make great stuffed peppers..

@laken02 (3067)
United States
April 17, 2012 10:29pm CST
i am just learning to make stuffed peppers, so far we have had them twice , hubby says they are really good and ask for more but says the lack or need more flavor just wondering if anyone can tell me what spices or ingredients to imrpove the flavor of my stuffed peppers.. here is how i make mine not the whole recipe just an overview ? i use hamburger, rice, onions, tomato soup, diced tomatoes, and mozzerella cheese on top.. all stuffed in a green pepper and baked in the oven .. then split and add more cheese , melt how do you make your stuffed peppers, just list the ingredients, i need more ideas for flavor.. thanks :)
7 responses
@celticeagle (120598)
• Boise, Idaho
18 Apr 12
I love green peppers! You could add some herbs like rosemary, oregano, sanfron, corriander, basil, garlic, mushrooms, olives, thyme, marjoram, dill, cummin, annis seed, chives, chervil, turmeric, parsley, mustard seed, Summer savory, or cilantro. Not neccesarily all but afew of these could add a great flavor to the peppers or meatloaf.
@laken02 (3067)
• United States
18 Apr 12
thanks for the great suggestions, i will see what all i have in my handy spice box and i will start experimenting and hopeully find the taste hubby was looking for, he will eat these and said there good b ut he said it was lacking a spice so hopefully one of the above will work, i will probably make up the feeling tonight and bake tommorrow after work... thanks again
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@celticeagle (120598)
• Boise, Idaho
18 Apr 12
You're welcome. Hope one of them works.
• United States
18 Apr 12
i personaly do not make stuffed peppers but my grandma use to all the time. she would put this in it... yellow/green peppers (yes on the inside even tho it is in a pepper) after reading your response again that is the only thing that i can thing of that she use to put in them that is diffrent than you already listed hope that helps :)
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@laken02 (3067)
• United States
18 Apr 12
thanks o may add red peppers cut up and add to the rest of the ingredients that may work great as ive heard that red pepers are a sweet tasting pepper and there is the yellow pepper too.. not sur ehow it taste.. thanks i will see if the red one makes a difference. they really are good, im hooked .. i usualy let them cook and hour in the oven and the pepper is not strong at all.. i cant wait to make more but i have used all the cheese lol..
• United States
18 Apr 12
lol i have never seen them made with cheese and when i was a kid i did not like the stuffed peppers this may be the day that i decide to make them 1 day just to try them i know my husband would like them lol. i think she also put red peppers in them but i could be wrong but in the image in my head i do remember seeing the color red in them haha :) hope it works out well for you. good luck :)
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• United States
18 Apr 12
I haven't made stuffed peppers in a long while. The last time I did, I stuffed them with quinoa and used a recipe from a Whole Foods cookbook as inspiration. I'm certain that I added plenty of spices to them--including a bit of salt to bring out the flavor. When the peppers are in season here, I think that I will try out some tempeh-stuffed peppers. I'll crumble some tempeh, mix in tomato sauce, add some spices (including oregano, black pepper and salt) and add in a few other veggies (I'm thinking of carrots and onion; maybe, some jalepenos to give it an extra kick). I do think you need to ditch the canned tomato soup (which probably has multiple forms of sugar, including HFCS) and use tomato sauce (Muir Glen is good; homemade is even better). That would yield a definite improvement in the flavor.
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@laken02 (3067)
• United States
18 Apr 12
i may try that , i just was using ingredients i had on hand , and did not have any other sauce so my friend suggested tomato soup as i have it always on hand in the cabinet.. it actualy did taste pretty good and if it were not for hubby i would not change a thing i loved it as it was, but he is way mroe picky then me he did say he liked it, it was our first time eating stuffed peppers or making them i will try the orgeano if i have any and i will add more salt and pepper.. as well thanks for the great ideas..
@netrod (182)
• United States
18 Apr 12
Hi laken, well im not much into stuffed peppers, they are too much like meat loaf which I also eat very rarely... However when I do eat them I know I must use a lot more salt than normal... I have high blood pressure so I rarely add much salt to my diet but that is one occasion I make an exception... All your ingredients sound great and simillar to what my Mom uses... Its just usually a case of not enough salt for me... Lol
@laken02 (3067)
• United States
18 Apr 12
lol you sound alot like hubby, he loves salt and will oten say you did not put enough salt or pepper but ever since i over peppered the cooked cabbage he has not said you did out enough pepper lol its funny now... i grilled him a steak for the first time ever, and of course he added more salt, this was his lunch today, im learning how to grill .. and doing quite well.. so im proud of this.. plus it is alot healthy to grill foods.. and alot easier then i thought.. take care and have a fun day :)
@almond24 (1250)
• Hungary
18 Apr 12
Stuffed pepper is what I never made alone, but I remember we put sweet paprika powder and black pepper in it. I can imagine that herbs like basil or marjoram go well with it too, though the yellow peppers we use are not really sweet.
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@laken02 (3067)
• United States
18 Apr 12
we are still experimenting and hopefully soon will ge tthe just right taste i think there delicious just they are but hubby wants more flavor, im not sure if i will make them again tonight or wait until tomorrow and do them for lunch i may go ahead and make up the feeling and then tommorrow (i have to work) so when i get home all i will have to do is boil pepper and stuff and bake.. very easy and try the suggestions i get here on mylot, so nice to have this..
• Philippines
18 Apr 12
It's my first time to hear that. It seems delicious. My husband loves peppers and other spicy foods. I think, I'll gonna experiment.
@laken02 (3067)
• United States
18 Apr 12
if you make those, be sure to cut the top off the pepper and boil the pepper in a pan of hot water for about 5 minutes , then you make up the hamburger and other ingredients, you can use any sauce you like i use tomato soup, and you can add what ever you like i like riec as well.. just make sure you cook the hamburger and drain, then add the rest of the ingredients and put in a glass pan top with cheese and preheat oven to 400.. cover with foil and bake foe i hour.. comes out very tender and done yum. then i split in half and add more cheese on top and micrwave to melt.. so delicious.. we just started making these.. i did good to have never made them before now we make them alot.. :)
• United States
18 Apr 12
I have never made stuffed peppers, but my mom used to! I really am not sure if you need anything else they sound delicious! But My stand by spice is oregano or basil. You might try adding a tiny bit of one of those in and just see if it adds anything to the flavor. I put one or both of those in almost everything I cook!
@laken02 (3067)
• United States
18 Apr 12
thank you, i will try them in the next ones i make, i think i will make some tonight as a trial and have them ready for hubby when he gets home from work he can warm them up.. tonight is my hard night lol meaning it will be hard for me to go to bed early, im usialy up until 12 am but today being wed , i have to work in the morning and be up at 445 am,,so i wont get to stay up and wait on hubby to get home, as he is doing over time this week and wont be hoem until 2 am... so i will try to leave his stuff pepper for him to warm up and eat, and i guess we can talk about it after work tomorrow.. i just hope i can sleep good. i never go to bed and him not home :( thanks for the secret ingredients .. im sure they will help ,,