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Italian Stuffed Peppers

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Ingredients
  Green peppers 6
  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Butter 1 Tablespoon
  Salt To Taste
  Black pepper To Taste, freshly ground
  Onion 1 Large, finely chopped
  Ground round/Chuck 1 Pound
  Nutmeg To Taste, freshly grated
  Parmesan cheese 2 Tablespoon, grated
  Black olives 12 , pitted and chopped
  Seedless raisins 3 Tablespoon
  Chives 2 Tablespoon, chopped
  Parsley 2 Tablespoon, chopped
  Chicken stock 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
  Canned pimento strip 1 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat oven to 375°F.
2) Prepare the peppers by removing the top and scooping out the pith and seeds.
3) In a saucepan of boiling water, dip the peppers by adding 2 tablespoons olive oil. Set aside for 5 minutes.
4) Drain the water and dry the peppers.
5) Place butter inside the peppers and season thoroughly.

MAKING
6) In a skillet, add 4 tablespoons olive oil to sauté the onions to soft.
7) Add beef and cook by constant stirring, until the meat starts to brown.
8) Drain off excess fat, if necessary.
9) Add salt, pepper, nutmeg, Parmesan cheese, black olives, raisins, chives and parsley and mix well.
10) Use the mixture to fill the peppers.
11) In a flat ovenproof dish, arrange the peppers.
12) Pour in chicken stock over peppers.
13) Place inside oven to bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until done, basting them frequently.

SERVING
14) Garnish the peppers with thin strips of pimento. Serve hot as a main course, cold as an appetizer.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Dish: 
Stuffing
Ingredient: 
Beef
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
50 Minutes
Ready In: 
55 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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