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Glenn Lindgren: Stuffed peppers are a traditional entrée in many cuisines. My mother used to make Mexican-style stuffed peppers with rice when I was growing up.

Jorge Castillo: This recipe has a more intense meat flavor than the recipe you remember. The wine gives the dish a very nice flavor.

Glenn Lindgren: Sorry mom, but I like this one a lot better!

Cuban Stuffed Green Peppers: Ajies Rellenos


Cuban Stuffed Green Peppers -- Ajies Rellenos

By Three Guys From Miami



Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 45 minutes
Total time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Yield: 6 servings

Incredibly moist and tender green peppers stuffed with Cuban seasoned ground beef.

INGREDIENTS:

6 large green peppers
1 tablespoon olive oil for sautéing
1 large onion, chopped
1 1/2 pounds ground beef
1 16-ounce can chopped tomatoes, drained (save the tomato juice)
1 1/4 cups day old bread (preferably Cuban) cubed
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 cup ketchup
1/4 cup red or white wine
1 teaspoon ground cumin
Wash green peppers, slice off stem end, and remove seeds and membrane. Drop the peppers into boiling water that has been lightly salted. Boil for two or three minutes and remove.

Sauté onion with ground beef and a little olive until browned. (DO NOT DRAIN.) Stir in tomatoes and heat through. Remove from heat and stir in bread cubes, salt, pepper, and 1/2 cup ketchup.

Stuff peppers and place in lightly greased baking pan. Mix 1/2 cup ketchup with 1/4 cup tomato juice, wine, and one teaspoon ground cumin. Pour this sauce over the peppers, cover the pan, and bake at 300° F for 45 minutes.

This recipe and editorial content from the book: "Three Guys From Miami Cook Cuban." ISBN: 158685433X Copyright ©2004

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