Lamb Feta Peppers
Since I am Greek, I have learned many good Greek recipes over the years! This is one of my favorites. It's a savory combination of lamb, rice and feta cheese stuffed into sweet green bell peppers and smothered with tomato sauce.
- Serves: 4 persons
- 1tablespoon olive oil
- 1medium onion, chopped
- 1clove garlic, minced
- 6medium green bell peppers
- 2tablespoons chopped fresh dill
- ¾teaspoon salt
- ½teaspoon ground allspice
- ½teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1cup cooked rice
- 8ounces ground lamb
- 1cup crumbled feta cheese
- 1cup tomato sauce
- 1cup cold water
- 1tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1teaspoon white sugar
Step 1Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
Step 2Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium heat, add onion and cook for four minutes until soft. Stir in garlic and cook one minute.
Step 3Slice tops off peppers and remove seeds. Stand peppers upright in a a 9x12-inch baking dish.
Step 4In large bowl, combine onion mixture, dill, salt, allspice and pepper. Mix in rice and lamb, fold in feta cheese. Stuff peppers with mixture.
Step 5Mix tomato sauce with water, lemon juice and sugar. Pour half over peppers, and half over bottom of dish. Cover with foil.
Step 6Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes. Uncover and continue baking 15 minutes, basing occasionally with sauce, until a meat thermometer inserted in center of filling reads 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).