Stuffed Green Peppers in the Cuisinart Oven Central

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This was a very easy-to-do dinner that had wonderful flavor and nutrition. This Cuisinart Oven Central machine has really made life a lot simpler.  The best part is that clean up is practically non-existent.  Nothing seems to stick to the pan, and it is a breeze to swish out, dry, and put it away immediately.

 

This iteration provided the main dish for two meals, with the potatoes and veggie for this meal.  The stuffed peppers cooked fairly quickly because of the little indentation poked in each one.  This somehow really speeds up the cooking.  The potatoes and squash were already cooked and were from another meal – yay leftovers!

The meat mixture was just low-fat, organic ground meat (Laura’s), with milk-soaked sourdough bread cubes, Mexican scallions, an egg, seasonings, and the tops of the green peppers chopped up pretty fine.

I didn’t time the cooking process, but instead relied on my meat thermometer to let me know when the temperature inside was safe to eat.  I think it took less than half an hour, and the temperature was well over the 160-degree mark as is recommended for safe eating of ground beef.

For the second dinner using the other two peppers, I added a hearty slice of pepper Jack cheese, and half a piece of cooked bacon to each pepper serving, and added another round of those nice, golden new potatoes, a hearty slice of sweet potato, and a melange of Mexican grey squash and sweet onion.

Just as delicious as the first time.  It just didn’t take as long to reheat them as it did to bake them the first time.  I did the squash in a pan on the stove in about the same amount of time as it took to reheat the peppers and potatoes in the Cuisinart Oven Central.  Again, an easy-serve, easy-cleanup meal.

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About judilyn

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6 Responses to Stuffed Green Peppers in the Cuisinart Oven Central

  1. Great idea poking an indentation for faster cooking! That makes sense, especially with the top heat option of Oven Central.

    • judilyn says:

      I do the same thing with burgers. We are not big meat eaters, so I tend to manage about eight burgers out of a pound of meat. Thus they are very thin. And, yes, they cook quickly, but even with a thin piece of meat, the little hole makes the cooking almost instantaneous. I cook one side, turn it over and cover the pan. The retained heat finishes the job. At turnover time, I spray the burger with distilled water from my ever-present little squirt bottle. This keeps everything moist and delicious. The spray bottle gets a good workout at most every meal.

      A new wrinkle with burgers is that, because my Louisiana boy is so fond of sausage, I have been melding together about a 1:3 ratio amount of sausage into a burger, and then just cooking it normally. Pork seems to take longer to cook than beef, so the second side of cooking is at least as long as the first, but having the patty very thin helps to get the cooking over with fairly quickly. The water keeps it from drying out while the pork gets totally finished.

  2. Shirley says:

    I love seeing what you are cooking! You are a whiz ! I have been eating almost all Vegetarian . No ~~~ I eat fish so I am not a true Vegetarian!! I will be in touch! ENJOY !!

  3. SammyandSufi says:

    I will include this in my meal plan next month, this really ads a cool splash of “new” & healthy recipes I’m collecting 😊🙏

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