I get so much of my inspiration to cook by looking at the interesting, mouth-watering recipes on other peoples’ blogs. This one was no exception. A whole world of cuisines have opened up for me. In this adaptation, I used ground turkey instead of beef.
8 peppers and/or tomatoes, or any combination
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 cup tomato sauce (I used homemade, but any of your favorites will be fine)
1 teaspoon oregano
1/2 cup herbs (parsley, dill, and/or mint), chopped
1/4 cup arborio rice
1 pound ground turkey
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup water
2 tablespoons olive oil
Cut the tops off of the peppers and tomatoes and remove the seeds from the peppers and the insides of the tomatoes, reserving them.
Heat oil in the pan, add the onions and saute until tender, about 10 minutes. Add the garlic and saute til fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the reserved tomato guts, tomato sauce, and oregano, and simmer until it thickens; then remove from the heat.
Mix the tomato sauce, herbs, rice, ground turkey, salt, and pepper.
Stuff the mixture into the peppers and tomatoes, and place them in a baking dish. Pour the water and olive oil into the baking dish.
Bake in a preheated 375 degree F oven until the liquid has evaporated and the peppers and tomatoes are roasted until slightly caramelized, about 1 – 2 hours. Makes 8 servings.