CrossFit Discussion Board  

Go Back   CrossFit Discussion Board > CrossFit Forum > Nutrition
CrossFit Home Forum Site Rules CrossFit FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Nutrition Diet, supplements, weightloss, health & longevity

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-01-2010, 01:20 PM   #1
Kevin Bowman
Member Kevin Bowman is offline
 
Kevin Bowman's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Elyria  OH
Posts: 250
Critique - Stuffed Peppers

Please critique this entree, as I enjoyed one with a side of green beans (home grown, frozen from last year):

Stuffed Peppers
9- Green Peppers (Home Grown)
1 lb.- 90/10 Hamburger Meat (non-organic, etc.)

1 lb.- Bob Evans Spicy Sausage (non-organic)

1 cup- Brown Rice, cooked in a Beef Broth (1 bullion cube & 1 cup of water)
6 cups-Home Made tomato Sauce (Tomatoes, Red Onion, Yellow Onion, Green Peppers, sweet Banana Peppers, & Hot Banana Peppers, all home grown; simmered for 2 hours, added Garlic Seasoning, Montreal Steak Seasoning, Kosher Salt, Black Pepper , processed through food mill to remove skins/seeds)

Good/bad?
Improvements to make?
What would you do differently?
__________________

  Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2010, 05:36 PM   #2
Shane Skowron
Member Shane Skowron is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Queens  NY
Posts: 3,800
Re: Critique - Stuffed Peppers

I would replace the rice with spinach. But other than that it looks awesome.


A little cheese wouldn't hurt, btw.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2010, 06:06 PM   #3
Katherine Derbyshire
Member Katherine Derbyshire is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Seattle  WA
Posts: 7,596
Re: Critique - Stuffed Peppers

Looks yummy, definitely. I agree with Shane on the cheese and spinach suggestions.

Between the garlic seasoning, the Montreal steak seasoning, and the spicy sausage, you've probably got a pretty hefty amount of salt. You might replace the garlic seasoning with fresh garlic, and eliminate either the Montreal steak seasoning or the salt and pepper.

Katherine
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2010, 06:20 PM   #4
Kevin Bowman
Member Kevin Bowman is offline
 
Kevin Bowman's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Elyria  OH
Posts: 250
Re: Critique - Stuffed Peppers

Quote:
Originally Posted by Katherine Derbyshire View Post
Looks yummy, definitely. I agree with Shane on the cheese and spinach suggestions.

Between the garlic seasoning, the Montreal steak seasoning, and the spicy sausage, you've probably got a pretty hefty amount of salt. You might replace the garlic seasoning with fresh garlic, and eliminate either the Montreal steak seasoning or the salt and pepper.

Katherine
I definitely agree with the cheese and spinach. Next round, those will be included.

I wanted fresh garlic, but we were completely out(pantry and garden). I didn't go overboard on the seasoning, but I see the point about the salt. That is probably one aspect that I need to restrict/cut out, but I love garlic salt and garlic butter... on almost everything.

I am going to try to figure out the best way to season the sauce, since plain tomato sauce is very bland. Maybe the roasted garlic, double the onion, fresh herbs, curls, mushrooms, etc.
__________________

  Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2010, 06:39 PM   #5
Katherine Derbyshire
Member Katherine Derbyshire is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Seattle  WA
Posts: 7,596
Re: Critique - Stuffed Peppers

For an Italian-style tomato sauce, add rosemary and oregano, maybe marjoram and thyme. Or you could go for a more Mexican-style sauce, with hot peppers and maybe some cumin. Good amounts of garlic and onion in either case. For added flavor, cook the garlic, onion, peppers, and herbs in the oil of your choice (I'd use olive) until soft, *then* add the tomatos and simmer.

Katherine
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2010, 02:42 PM   #6
Kevin Bowman
Member Kevin Bowman is offline
 
Kevin Bowman's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Elyria  OH
Posts: 250
Re: Critique - Stuffed Peppers

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shane Skowron View Post
I would replace the rice with spinach. But other than that it looks awesome.


A little cheese wouldn't hurt, btw.


Switched it up.

1 lb ground chuck
1/4 lb Pork
1/4 lb veal

Browned.
add frozen spinach, cook it with the meat.
add blue cheese - let it melt together with everything else. :stir:
Add red sauce (homemade, from the garden)

Stuff peppers, add a little more sauce, and cook.

Holy moses, what a difference the spinach and cheese made!
__________________

  Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2010, 07:50 AM   #7
Allen Tluczek
Member Allen Tluczek is offline
 
Allen Tluczek's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Grand Rapids  MI
Posts: 629
Re: Critique - Stuffed Peppers

I love stuffed peppers- I'm going to go ahead and steal this recipe. Never thought to mix frozen spinnach into the meat, but since I love spinnach I'll have to remember that next time.
__________________
Crossfit is Algebraic!
My Withfit Log
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2010, 09:37 AM   #8
Yahya Kohgadai
Member Yahya Kohgadai is offline
 
Yahya Kohgadai's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Hayward  CA
Posts: 1,385
Re: Critique - Stuffed Peppers

I'm actually trying to move over from steaks to ground meat and this recipe couldn't have come at a better time.. thanks.. sounds delicious.
__________________
34/m - 5'8" - 170lbs - 18%bf
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2010, 01:23 PM   #9
Joe Bernard
Member Joe Bernard is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Philadelphia  PA
Posts: 2,626
Re: Critique - Stuffed Peppers

How long do you bake the stuffed peppers for? I want to give this a try some time.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2010, 02:11 PM   #10
Kevin Bowman
Member Kevin Bowman is offline
 
Kevin Bowman's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Elyria  OH
Posts: 250
Re: Critique - Stuffed Peppers

Depends on how you like the peppers.

If you like them soft and mushy - parboil them and bake for an hour or so.

I like mine with bite left in it and still tasting like a pepper. Cut it up with a knife and enjoy it.... I baked it at 375 for around 40 minutes.


The four people who had them (self, parents, co-worker) all enjoyed it! And it sounds like a few cross-fitters will too!
__________________

  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Started Zone today STUFFED! is this normal? Ben Prather Nutrition 7 06-22-2009 09:20 PM
Paleo + IF = I'm stuffed. Any one else do both and have tips? Matt Berardi Nutrition 11 04-03-2009 10:35 AM
Not your Grandmother's Stuffed Chicken.... Jay Cohen Nutrition 22 03-30-2009 04:38 PM
Day 2 On the Zone.. I am stuffed! Bryan McWilliams Nutrition 1 10-09-2007 12:18 PM
Is there any nutritional difference in different colour peppers? Matthew Townsend Nutrition 3 12-08-2005 04:36 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:23 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
CrossFit is a registered trademark of CrossFit Inc.