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Dec 27

Tuna Stuffed Peppers

I shared with you in an earlier post how I have been swapping recipes with my oldest brother Jim. He is retired from tool making. He is really enjoying cooking. It’s so much fun getting different ideas from him. He does most of the cooking now for him and his wife Sherri. He shared this recipe which he says is Sher’s favorite. ( I think she would say that even if it wasn’t, they have been married over 40 years and she wouldn’t want to hurt his feelings. They are so cute together :) ).

These tuna stuffed peppers are really delicious. I get canned tuna on sale for almost nothing and I also bought my peppers on clearance for $.40 each. There is always a coupon and sale for Zatarain’s. This is a very economical meal. Easy to make on a busy week night.

You’ll need:

4 yellow peppers

1 can tuna large (I used albacore in water)

2 clove garlic minced

1/3 cup carrots diced

1/3 cup celery diced

1/3 cup onion diced

1 box Zatarain’s Rice Pilaf (cook as directed)

8 ounces cheddar cheese

olive oil

salt and pepper

Rinse your peppers and cut them in half. Clean out the seeds and discard them.

Plunge in boiling water for a couple minutes to make them tender. Drain and lay out in a baking dish open side up.

In a large fry pan saute in olive oil the onion, celery and carrots until tender.

Cook box of Zatarain’s rice pilaf as directed. Add sauteed vegetables and drained tuna during the last 5 minutes of rice pilaf simmer time. Salt and pepper to taste.

Fill peppers with tuna mixture. Bake at 350 F for 12 minutes.

Remove from oven, sprinkle with cheese as much or a little as you prefer. Bake for 5 more minutes to melt the cheese.

It’s a complete meal in one pepper. Pretty too!

Enjoy!

I share at these parties.

 

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  1. Katherines Corner

    oh that is a wonderful and delish idea. thank you for sharing at the hop xo

  2. Robyn from Robyn's View

    I never thought about stuffing them with tuna!

  3. Miz Helen

    Hi Diane,
    Thanks for sharing all your wonderful recipes with Full Plate Thursday in 2012. Wishing you and your family the very best in 2013.
    Happy New Year!
    Miz Helen

  4. April @ The 21st Century Housewife

    It’s lovely when men are into cooking! Jim’s recipe sounds fantastic, and the pictures of your version of it look wonderful. This is a perfect recipe for this time of year – frugal, comforting and delicious!

    1. Diane

      I agree :) Thanks for stopping by April!

  5. Vikki

    Yum and so healthy! Love your blog! I would love for you to visit my linky party going on now at http://wallisfarmsdailywalk.blogspot.com/2013/01/blog-post.html

    Have a great day!

  6. Jessie

    These look really good :) Never thought of using tuna to stuff peppers with but it sound delish! Thanks for the recipe.

  7. Christine

    Goodness that looks delicious! That would be perfect for supper tonight!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

  8. Alea Milham

    My kids love both tuna and peppers, so I am sure this would be a hit at our house. Thanks for sharing your recipes with the Hearth and Soul Hop.

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