Wednesday, March 16, 2016

St. Patrick's Day Recipe

Chef Verati's Stuffed Pepper

Serves 1

7 oz lean ground beef
1 large green pepper, stem removed, and seeds hollowed out
1/4 cup leek, chopped fine
3/4 cup tomatoes, crushed 
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp thyme
1/4 cup water
sea salt & pepper, to taste

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Sauté the ground beef and leeks over medium heat until meat changes color but is not fully cooked. Meanwhile, remove the seeds and pits from the pepper.  Once the meat is done, add the tomatoes, cinnamon and thyme.  Let the meat and tomato mixture cook for one minute and remove from heat.  Stuff the hollowed pepper with meat mixture; compact well and place on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes or until beef is fully cooked.