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  1. #1
    Lou Decruss Guest

    Default What To Serve With Stuffed Peppers?


    I've got 6 nice red bell peppers and a bunch of bulk Italian sausage I
    made. I'm googling the pepper recipes but I'm not sure what else to
    make. I can make some bread and I've got stuff for a fresh salad.
    I've got a package of gnocchi and several types of pasta. I can use
    store bought spaghetti sauce or make a gorgonzola sauce. Or use the
    gorgonzola in the peppers and use the store stuff for pasta.

    I'm kinda overwhelmed and cornfuzed. What's usually served with
    stuffed peppers? Is stuffed peppers even an Italian dish or is it an
    American thing?

    Louise turns 29 today and I'd like to make a nice meal for her.

    TIA,

    Lou

  2. #2
    Pete C. Guest

    Default Re: What To Serve With Stuffed Peppers?


    Lou Decruss wrote:
    >
    > I've got 6 nice red bell peppers and a bunch of bulk Italian sausage I
    > made. I'm googling the pepper recipes but I'm not sure what else to
    > make. I can make some bread and I've got stuff for a fresh salad.
    > I've got a package of gnocchi and several types of pasta. I can use
    > store bought spaghetti sauce or make a gorgonzola sauce. Or use the
    > gorgonzola in the peppers and use the store stuff for pasta.
    >
    > I'm kinda overwhelmed and cornfuzed. What's usually served with
    > stuffed peppers? Is stuffed peppers even an Italian dish or is it an
    > American thing?
    >
    > Louise turns 29 today and I'd like to make a nice meal for her.
    >
    > TIA,
    >
    > Lou


    Since stuffed peppers typically include vegetable, meat and grain all in
    one, they are really rather complete by themselves. A side of pasta
    would tend to compete with rice in the stuffing as a starch. A salad
    would be a bit redundant with whole peppers. Possibly a soup and some
    good bread as the only sides?

  3. #3
    Michael Kuettner Guest

    Default Re: What To Serve With Stuffed Peppers?


    "Lou Decruss" schrieb :
    >
    > I've got 6 nice red bell peppers and a bunch of bulk Italian sausage I
    > made. I'm googling the pepper recipes but I'm not sure what else to
    > make. I can make some bread and I've got stuff for a fresh salad.
    > I've got a package of gnocchi and several types of pasta. I can use
    > store bought spaghetti sauce or make a gorgonzola sauce. Or use the
    > gorgonzola in the peppers and use the store stuff for pasta.
    >
    > I'm kinda overwhelmed and cornfuzed. What's usually served with
    > stuffed peppers? Is stuffed peppers even an Italian dish or is it an
    > American thing?
    >

    No, stuffed peppers are a well known Austrian/Hungarian dish, too.
    If you've got rice, tomatos, tomato paste, garlic, onion, parsley and
    majoram (plus beefstock) ...
    If you need a recipe, just holler (and tell me how the bulk Italian
    sausage is flavored).

    > Louise turns 29 today and I'd like to make a nice meal for her.
    >

    Cheers,

    Michael Kuettner


  4. #4
    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Re: What To Serve With Stuffed Peppers?

    In article <[email protected]>,
    Lou Decruss <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I've got 6 nice red bell peppers and a bunch of bulk Italian sausage I
    > made. I'm googling the pepper recipes but I'm not sure what else to
    > make. I can make some bread and I've got stuff for a fresh salad.
    > I've got a package of gnocchi and several types of pasta. I can use
    > store bought spaghetti sauce or make a gorgonzola sauce. Or use the
    > gorgonzola in the peppers and use the store stuff for pasta.
    >
    > I'm kinda overwhelmed and cornfuzed. What's usually served with
    > stuffed peppers? Is stuffed peppers even an Italian dish or is it an
    > American thing?
    >
    > Louise turns 29 today and I'd like to make a nice meal for her.
    >
    > TIA,
    >
    > Lou


    Never thought of it as being an Italian thing, Lou. Mom made them and
    stuffed them with the same mixture as she used for holubky (cabbage
    rolls) -- ground beef, rice, onions, seasonings, cooked atop the stove
    with tomato juice poured over.

    I'd enjoy most any starch with them -- potatoes (diced and fried?),
    halushky, gnocchi. I don't see a spaghetti noodle with them, though.
    Got any pirohy on hand? That'd be good, too. Green salad. Cole slaw?
    We know I'm not a gourmet cook; my tastes are pretty simple and basic.
    Some good rye bread would be nice.
    --
    -Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    http://web.me.com/barbschaller 12/28/2009

  5. #5
    Stu Guest

    Default Re: What To Serve With Stuffed Peppers?

    On Sat, 09 Jan 2010 11:51:50 -0600, Lou Decruss <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    >I've got 6 nice red bell peppers and a bunch of bulk Italian sausage I
    >made. I'm googling the pepper recipes but I'm not sure what else to
    >make. I can make some bread and I've got stuff for a fresh salad.
    >I've got a package of gnocchi and several types of pasta. I can use
    >store bought spaghetti sauce or make a gorgonzola sauce. Or use the
    >gorgonzola in the peppers and use the store stuff for pasta.
    >
    >I'm kinda overwhelmed and cornfuzed. What's usually served with
    >stuffed peppers? Is stuffed peppers even an Italian dish or is it an
    >American thing?
    >
    >Louise turns 29 today and I'd like to make a nice meal for her.
    >
    >TIA,
    >
    >Lou



    Why not a tomato and cucumber salad with a ranch dressing, scalloped potatoes,
    crusty bread and of course some fresh fruit. .. and a nice bottle of Zinandel.

  6. #6
    Ranee at Arabian Knits Guest

    Default Re: What To Serve With Stuffed Peppers?

    In article <[email protected]>,
    Lou Decruss <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I'm kinda overwhelmed and cornfuzed. What's usually served with
    > stuffed peppers? Is stuffed peppers even an Italian dish or is it an
    > American thing?


    I think it's an everyone thing. My family is from Saudi Arabia, but
    we don't make it at all the way I've seen other recipes for stuffed
    peppers. We use ground beef or lamb, rice, parsley, onion, garlic,
    cumin, coriander, salt and pepper and stuff the peppers with that.
    Cover them with tomato sauce and a little water and either cook,
    covered, on the stove with a plate on top to weight them down or covered
    with foil in the oven. We serve it with rice and the sauce. A lot of
    the time, we take lots of different vegetables like peppers, potatoes,
    zucchini, tomatoes, eggplant, hollow them out and stuff them and cook
    them together. People get some of each, or the ones they want, and
    again eat with rice. We usually serve some sort of hot sauce made with
    cilantro, lemon juice, garlic and hot pepper, too.

    Regards,
    Ranee @ Arabian Knits

    "She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands." Prov 31:13

    http://arabianknits.blogspot.com/

  7. #7
    l, not -l Guest

    Default Re: What To Serve With Stuffed Peppers?


    On 9-Jan-2010, Lou Decruss <[email protected]> wrote:

    > What's usually served with
    > stuffed peppers?


    Given the stuffed pepper filling will likely have tomato and, perhaps,
    onion, you already have three vegetables, though not full servings. I would
    have a garden salad to start; then, given your peppers are red, I'd go with
    a green side, such as green beans. My pairing would be green beans tossed
    with butter and lemon pepper. Apple and cheese for dessert, maybe.
    --
    Change Cujo to Juno in email address.

  8. #8
    George Guest

    Default Re: What To Serve With Stuffed Peppers?

    On 1/9/2010 12:51, Lou Decruss wrote:
    >
    > I've got 6 nice red bell peppers and a bunch of bulk Italian sausage I
    > made. I'm googling the pepper recipes but I'm not sure what else to
    > make. I can make some bread and I've got stuff for a fresh salad.
    > I've got a package of gnocchi and several types of pasta. I can use
    > store bought spaghetti sauce or make a gorgonzola sauce. Or use the
    > gorgonzola in the peppers and use the store stuff for pasta.
    >
    > I'm kinda overwhelmed and cornfuzed. What's usually served with
    > stuffed peppers? Is stuffed peppers even an Italian dish or is it an
    > American thing?
    >
    > Louise turns 29 today and I'd like to make a nice meal for her.
    >
    > TIA,
    >
    > Lou


    I don't think there is anything Italian about stuffed peppers. There are
    either the European versions or the Middle Eastern versions.

    Its pretty much a complete meal since it has meat, starch and vegetable.

  9. #9
    aem Guest

    Default Re: What To Serve With Stuffed Peppers?

    On Jan 9, 9:51 am, Lou Decruss <LouDecr...@biteme.com> wrote:
    > I've got 6 nice red bell peppers and a bunch of bulk Italian sausage I
    > made. I'm googling the pepper recipes but I'm not sure what else to
    > make. I can make some bread and I've got stuff for a fresh salad.
    > I've got a package of gnocchi and several types of pasta. I can use
    > store bought spaghetti sauce or make a gorgonzola sauce. Or use the
    > gorgonzola in the peppers and use the store stuff for pasta.
    >
    > I'm kinda overwhelmed and cornfuzed. What's usually served with
    > stuffed peppers? Is stuffed peppers even an Italian dish or is it an
    > American thing?
    >
    > Louise turns 29 today and I'd like to make a nice meal for her.
    >

    Peppers stuffed with a sausage, rice, onion, tomato, etc. mixture are
    pretty self sufficient. Make a little extra rice, and focus on a
    dessert for her birthday. -aem

  10. #10
    Ranée at Arabian Knits Guest

    Default Re: What To Serve With Stuffed Peppers?

    In article <[email protected]>,
    Ranee at Arabian Knits <[email protected]> wrote:

    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > Lou Decruss <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > I'm kinda overwhelmed and cornfuzed. What's usually served with
    > > stuffed peppers? Is stuffed peppers even an Italian dish or is it an
    > > American thing?

    >
    > I think it's an everyone thing. My family is from Saudi Arabia, but
    > we don't make it at all the way I've seen other recipes for stuffed
    > peppers. We use ground beef or lamb, rice, parsley, onion, garlic,
    > cumin, coriander, salt and pepper and stuff the peppers with that.
    > Cover them with tomato sauce and a little water and either cook,
    > covered, on the stove with a plate on top to weight them down or covered
    > with foil in the oven. We serve it with rice and the sauce. A lot of
    > the time, we take lots of different vegetables like peppers, potatoes,
    > zucchini, tomatoes, eggplant, hollow them out and stuff them and cook
    > them together. People get some of each, or the ones they want, and
    > again eat with rice. We usually serve some sort of hot sauce made with
    > cilantro, lemon juice, garlic and hot pepper, too.


    Oh, we also usually have a salad with this, too.

    Regards,
    Ranee @ Arabian Knits

    "She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands." Prov 31:13

    http://arabianknits.blogspot.com/

  11. #11
    Pete C. Guest

    Default Re: What To Serve With Stuffed Peppers?


    Ranee at Arabian Knits wrote:
    >
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > Lou Decruss <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > I'm kinda overwhelmed and cornfuzed. What's usually served with
    > > stuffed peppers? Is stuffed peppers even an Italian dish or is it an
    > > American thing?

    >
    > I think it's an everyone thing. My family is from Saudi Arabia, but
    > we don't make it at all the way I've seen other recipes for stuffed
    > peppers. We use ground beef or lamb, rice, parsley, onion, garlic,
    > cumin, coriander, salt and pepper and stuff the peppers with that.


    Meat, rice and seasonings stuffed into the pepper is very much the same
    as they are done in many regions. The exact meat and seasoning vary, but
    the fundamentals of the dish are very much the same all over.

  12. #12
    Brawny Guest

    Default Re: What To Serve With Stuffed Peppers?

    On Jan 9, 2:21*pm, "l, not -l" <lal...@cujo.com> wrote:
    > On *9-Jan-2010, Lou Decruss <LouDecr...@biteme.com> wrote:


    > with butter and lemon pepper. *Apple and cheese for dessert, maybe.


    I would prefer something more special for my birthday dessert than
    apple and cheese.

    Stuffed Peppers and a beautiful tossed salad...fresh dinner roll, an
    Merlot would be good....followed by my personal favorite, chocolate
    cake and coffee with Bailey's.

  13. #13
    Dimitri Guest

    Default Re: What To Serve With Stuffed Peppers?


    "Lou Decruss" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    >
    > I've got 6 nice red bell peppers and a bunch of bulk Italian sausage I
    > made. I'm googling the pepper recipes but I'm not sure what else to
    > make. I can make some bread and I've got stuff for a fresh salad.
    > I've got a package of gnocchi and several types of pasta. I can use
    > store bought spaghetti sauce or make a gorgonzola sauce. Or use the
    > gorgonzola in the peppers and use the store stuff for pasta.
    >
    > I'm kinda overwhelmed and cornfuzed. What's usually served with
    > stuffed peppers? Is stuffed peppers even an Italian dish or is it an
    > American thing?
    >
    > Louise turns 29 today and I'd like to make a nice meal for her.
    >
    > TIA,
    >
    > Lou


    Salad
    Garlic Bread
    A nice red wine

    fruit & cheese & coffee after dinner


    --
    Dimitri

    Searing

    http://kitchenguide.wordpress.com.


  14. #14
    Janet Bostwick Guest

    Default Re: What To Serve With Stuffed Peppers?


    "Lou Decruss" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    >
    > I've got 6 nice red bell peppers and a bunch of bulk Italian sausage I
    > made. I'm googling the pepper recipes but I'm not sure what else to
    > make. I can make some bread and I've got stuff for a fresh salad.
    > I've got a package of gnocchi and several types of pasta. I can use
    > store bought spaghetti sauce or make a gorgonzola sauce. Or use the
    > gorgonzola in the peppers and use the store stuff for pasta.
    >
    > I'm kinda overwhelmed and cornfuzed. What's usually served with
    > stuffed peppers? Is stuffed peppers even an Italian dish or is it an
    > American thing?
    >
    > Louise turns 29 today and I'd like to make a nice meal for her.
    >
    > TIA,
    >
    > Lou


    I suggest serving in courses as that would avoid what to have with the
    peppers. For presentation on the plate, I would place the pepper on some
    additional rice with sauce overall. And definitely end with a killer
    dessert. Something nice and rich. Start with cheese and apples and a
    crusty bread. Not too much. Get a really nice wine.
    Janet



  15. #15
    Steve Pope Guest

    Default Re: What To Serve With Stuffed Peppers?

    Lou Decruss <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Is stuffed peppers even an Italian dish or is it an
    >American thing?


    I tend to think of them as eastern Mediterranean or
    eastern European more than Italian. (Unless they are
    stuffed with fish or shellfish, in which case I think
    of them as Spanish, Catalan or Basque).

    However I have seen them in Italy.

    Steve

  16. #16
    brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: What To Serve With Stuffed Peppers?

    On Sat, 09 Jan 2010 11:51:50 -0600, Lou Decruss
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    >I've got 6 nice red bell peppers and a bunch of bulk Italian sausage I
    >made. I'm googling the pepper recipes but I'm not sure what else to
    >make. I can make some bread and I've got stuff for a fresh salad.
    >I've got a package of gnocchi and several types of pasta. I can use
    >store bought spaghetti sauce or make a gorgonzola sauce. Or use the
    >gorgonzola in the peppers and use the store stuff for pasta.
    >
    >I'm kinda overwhelmed and cornfuzed. What's usually served with
    >stuffed peppers? Is stuffed peppers even an Italian dish or is it an
    >American thing?
    >
    >

    Anything peppers (all kinds of peppers) is definitely Americas. What
    to serve with stuffed peppers is based on with what your stuffing
    contains. Most folks stuff peppers with a meat n' rice combo and
    include a sauce... really only needs a salad, beverage, n' dessert. If
    you omit the rice (as I do) then you may serve a starch with your
    meat and vegetable dish... with stuffed peppers I happen to like a
    garden salad and/or three bean salad served with potato salad... I
    prepare potato salad often, I don't think of it as company or picnic
    fare. Btw, the potato is Americas too. There really isn't much
    attributed to Italy. The Eyetalians are all the time attempting to
    hijack, but then they do excel in pickpocketing and whoring.

  17. #17
    Paul M. Cook Guest

    Default Re: What To Serve With Stuffed Peppers?


    "Lou Decruss" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    >
    > I've got 6 nice red bell peppers and a bunch of bulk Italian sausage I
    > made. I'm googling the pepper recipes but I'm not sure what else to
    > make. I can make some bread and I've got stuff for a fresh salad.
    > I've got a package of gnocchi and several types of pasta. I can use
    > store bought spaghetti sauce or make a gorgonzola sauce. Or use the
    > gorgonzola in the peppers and use the store stuff for pasta.
    >
    > I'm kinda overwhelmed and cornfuzed. What's usually served with
    > stuffed peppers? Is stuffed peppers even an Italian dish or is it an
    > American thing?
    >
    > Louise turns 29 today and I'd like to make a nice meal for her.



    Green salad and a big old bottle of Chianti should do nicely.

    Paul



  18. #18
    Dan Abel Guest

    Default Re: What To Serve With Stuffed Peppers?

    In article <[email protected]>,
    Lou Decruss <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I've got 6 nice red bell peppers and a bunch of bulk Italian sausage I
    > made. I'm googling the pepper recipes but I'm not sure what else to
    > make. I can make some bread and I've got stuff for a fresh salad.
    > I've got a package of gnocchi and several types of pasta. I can use
    > store bought spaghetti sauce or make a gorgonzola sauce. Or use the
    > gorgonzola in the peppers and use the store stuff for pasta.
    >
    > I'm kinda overwhelmed and cornfuzed. What's usually served with
    > stuffed peppers? Is stuffed peppers even an Italian dish or is it an
    > American thing?


    I don't think it's Italian. Every response I've read to this thread
    assumes rice in the stuffing. That's how we make them, but if you
    don't, then that certainly affects what to have with it. We stuff ours
    with hamburger, rice and a little onion. It is flavored with chili
    powder and there is tomato sauce. For that, we find that corn goes well
    with it.

    > Louise turns 29 today and I'd like to make a nice meal for her.


    That's sweet of you, Lou. It's not every day that a woman turns 29.

    :-) (evil laugh)

    --
    Dan Abel
    Petaluma, California USA
    [email protected]

  19. #19
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: What To Serve With Stuffed Peppers?

    On Sat 09 Jan 2010 10:51:50a, Lou Decruss told us...

    >
    > I've got 6 nice red bell peppers and a bunch of bulk Italian sausage I
    > made. I'm googling the pepper recipes but I'm not sure what else to
    > make. I can make some bread and I've got stuff for a fresh salad.
    > I've got a package of gnocchi and several types of pasta. I can use
    > store bought spaghetti sauce or make a gorgonzola sauce. Or use the
    > gorgonzola in the peppers and use the store stuff for pasta.
    >
    > I'm kinda overwhelmed and cornfuzed. What's usually served with
    > stuffed peppers? Is stuffed peppers even an Italian dish or is it an
    > American thing?
    >
    > Louise turns 29 today and I'd like to make a nice meal for her.
    >
    > TIA,
    >
    > Lou


    Mashed potatoes, using some of the sauce as gravy.

    --

    ~~ If there's a nit to pick, some nitwit will pick it. ~~

    ~~ A mind is a terrible thing to lose. ~~

    ************************************************** ********

    Wayne Boatwright


  20. #20
    Andy Guest

    Default Re: What To Serve With Stuffed Peppers?

    Lou Decruss <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    > I've got 6 nice red bell peppers and a bunch of bulk Italian sausage I
    > made. I'm googling the pepper recipes but I'm not sure what else to
    > make. I can make some bread and I've got stuff for a fresh salad.
    > I've got a package of gnocchi and several types of pasta. I can use
    > store bought spaghetti sauce or make a gorgonzola sauce. Or use the
    > gorgonzola in the peppers and use the store stuff for pasta.
    >
    > I'm kinda overwhelmed and cornfuzed. What's usually served with
    > stuffed peppers? Is stuffed peppers even an Italian dish or is it an
    > American thing?
    >
    > Louise turns 29 today and I'd like to make a nice meal for her.
    >
    > TIA,



    Nothing.

    That's why it's called stuffed peppers?

    Like Prego... it's in there, or it's supposed to be!

    The choice of wine should be your only worry.

    Andy

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