Monday, January 9, 2012

Hot Dish: Bulgur-Stuffed Bell Peppers

Good morning and Happy Monday!

I know, not everyone shares my enthusiasm for this first day of the work week but I'm just happy to put the weekend's indulgences behind me and get back on track! I'm starting off this fresh new week with a new-to-me recipe, Bulgur-Stuffed Bell Peppers from the book Carb Conscious Vegetarian by Robin Robertson.

                       Bulgur-Stuffed Bell Peppers

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  4                     red or yellow bell peppers -- halved lengthwise and seeded
  1         tablespoon  olive oil
     1/4           cup  finely chopped onion
     1/4           cup  finely chopped celery
  1              clove  garlic -- finely chopped
  2               cups  coarsely chopped white mushrooms
  2        tablespoons  coarsely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
     1/2      teaspoon  salt
     1/4      teaspoon  freshly ground black pepper
  2               cups  cooked bulgur
  1                cup  tomato juice

Preheat the oven to 375°. 

Place the peppers in a pot of boiling water for 3 to 4 minutes to soften slightly.  Drain and set aside.

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat.  Add the onion and celery, cover, and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and mushrooms and cook until tender, about 5 minutes.  Add the parsley, salt and pepper. 

Transfer to a large bowl and stir in the bulgur.  Taste to adjust the seasoning.  Stuff the peppers with the filling and place in a lightly oiled baking dish.  Pour the tomato juice all over and cover with foil.  Bake until the peppers are tender, about 30 minutes.
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Serves 4. Per Serving: 176 Calories; 4g Fat (25.2% calories from fat); 7g Protein; 21g Carbohydrate; 4g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 473mg Sodium.  
4 Points+. 

Have a Beauty-Full Day,


  1. Now this sounds very Mediteranean - and something my egyptian would eat.

  2. Sounds lovely. Might I recommend pulling out the Bell peppers after a minute and half? Three or four sounds a little long and I think you might like them a little crunchier with this dish. Just a thought. Rapunzel, you are the dish girl! Enjoy the day - even though it is a Monday and all. BOinTx

  3. Nicole, let me know if you all liked it! :)

  4. Blue Orchid, thank you for the advice, my dear! I will definitely do that next time as I did find the peppers a tiny bit too mushy. :)