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Pan-Fried Cabbage and Meat Stuffed Bell Peppers Recipe Pan-Fried Cabbage and Meat Stuffed Bell Peppers Recipe

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Pan-Fried Cabbage and Meat Stuffed Bell Peppers Recipe

Written by: Emily Smith

Sure thing! I whipped up these pan-fried cabbage and meat stuffed bell peppers last night. So flavorful and satisfying, they're a perfect blend of veggies and protein. A must-try in your kitchen!

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Here's a recipe that's close to my heart - pan-fried cabbage and meat stuffed bell peppers. Picture this: crunchy bell peppers brimming with a hearty filling of succulent meat and tender cabbage, all beautifully mingled with spices. An explosion of flavors with every bite that makes your taste buds dance with joy. Cooking and eating these stuffed peppers is an experience you don't want to miss out on. Trust me, one bite and you'll be hooked!

Ingredients for Cabbage and Meat Stuffed Bell Peppers

  • Bell peppers: Adds sweetness and crunch, providing a colorful vessel for the flavorful meat and cabbage stuffing.
  • Cabbage: Brings a mild sweetness and a satisfying crunch to the dish, complementing the savory meat filling perfectly.
  • Ground meat: Provides a hearty protein base, infusing the dish with rich flavors and a satisfying meaty texture.
  • Onion: Adds depth of flavor and sweetness when sautéed, enhancing the overall taste profile of the stuffed bell peppers.

Kitchen Tools Needed for This Recipe

  • Knife: For chopping vegetables and meat.
  • Skillet: To sauté the onions, garlic, and cook the meat and cabbage mixture.
  • Baking dish: To bake the stuffed bell peppers in the oven.

Serves: 4 people

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Total time: 50 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 bell peppers
  • 1/2 head of cabbage, shredded
  • 1 pound ground meat (beef, turkey, or chicken)
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil for cooking

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Cut the tops off the bell peppers and remove the seeds and membranes.
  3. In a skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat and sauté the onions and garlic until softened.
  4. Add the ground meat to the skillet and cook until browned. Season with paprika, salt, and pepper.
  5. Stir in the shredded cabbage and cook until wilted.
  6. Stuff the bell peppers with the meat and cabbage mixture.
  7. Place the stuffed bell peppers in a baking dish and bake for 25-30 minutes, until the peppers are tender.
  8. Serve hot and enjoy!

Nutritional value:

Per Serving in Calories: 350 kcal | Carbohydrates: 20 g | Protein: 25 g | Total Fat: 18 g | Saturated Fat: 6 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3 g | Cholesterol: 70 mg | Sodium: 450 mg | Dietary Fiber: 6 g | Sugar: 8 g | Calcium: 100 mg | Potassium: 700 mg | Iron: 3 mg | Vitamin A: 1000 µg | Vitamin C: 80 mg

Can You Make This Dish Ahead or Freeze It?

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Prepare the stuffed bell peppers as instructed but do not bake them.
  • Store the unbaked stuffed bell peppers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
  • When ready to eat, bake the stuffed bell peppers as directed.

Freezing Instructions

  • Prepare the stuffed bell peppers but do not bake them.
  • Place the unbaked stuffed bell peppers on a baking sheet and freeze until solid.
  • Transfer the frozen stuffed bell peppers to a freezer-safe bag or container.
  • When ready to eat, bake the frozen stuffed bell peppers at 375°F (190°C) for 45-50 minutes, or until heated through.

Did you know that adding a splash of balsamic vinegar to the meat and cabbage mixture before stuffing the bell peppers can give the dish a delightful tangy flavor? It's a simple trick that can elevate the taste of this dish!

Common Questions About Making Stuffed Bell Peppers

FAQ:
Can I use a different type of meat for this recipe?
Yes, you can use beef, turkey, or chicken for this recipe. Choose your favorite or whatever you have on hand.
How can I make this recipe vegetarian?
To make this recipe vegetarian, you can omit the ground meat and double the amount of shredded cabbage. You can also add in some cooked quinoa or lentils for extra protein.
Can I make this recipe ahead of time?
Yes, you can prepare the stuffed bell peppers ahead of time and store them in the refrigerator. When you're ready to eat, simply bake them in the oven until heated through.
How long will the leftovers last?
The leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Simply reheat in the microwave or oven before serving.
Can I freeze the stuffed bell peppers?
Yes, you can freeze the stuffed bell peppers. Wrap them individually in plastic wrap and aluminum foil before placing them in a freezer-safe bag. They can be frozen for up to 2-3 months.

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