Stuffed Peppers Wrapped In Flaky Puff Pastry
We bet you've never had stuffed peppers like this before! A cheesy meat or vegetarian center surrounded by a roasted sweet pepper, all encased in a flaky, yet doughy crust — this is what dinner has been missing all these years.
For the beef filling:
- 8 oz ground beef
- 2 fl oz olive oil
- salt & pepper
- 2 tbsp corn
- 2 oz cooked rice
- 1 red onion
- 3 oz cheddar
- 1 tsp cilantro
For the couscous filling:
- 10 fl oz vegetable broth
- 10 oz couscous
- 1 lemon (zest & juice)
- 5 oz feta cheese
- 1 tomato
- 1 tsp parsley
- 3 garlic cloves
- 2 fl oz oil
- 2 puff pastry sheets
- 8 long red sweet peppers
- 2 whisked eggs for the egg wash
1. Beef-Stuffed Peppers in Puff Pastry
1.1 Preheat the oven to 350°F. Heat the oil in a pan. Add the ground meat, season with salt and pepper, and fry it all together with the corn and cooked rice.
1.2 Meanwhile, cut the onion and cheddar into small cubes, chop the cilantro, add the ingredients to the pan, and fry well.
1.3 Take the first sheet of puff pastry and cut 8 even strips.
1.4 Wash 4 of the peppers, cut them lengthwise, and hollow them out.
1.5 Spoon the cooled meat filling into the peppers.
1.6 Wrap 1-2 puff pastry strips around each pepper.
1.7 Whisk an egg and brush the egg wash over the puff pastry strips. Place the peppers on a sheet pan lines with parchment paper and cook for 20 minutes.
2. Couscous-Stuffed Peppers in Puff Pastry
2.1 Preheat the oven to 350°F. Cook the vegetable broth and couscous together in a covered pan until the couscous has absorbed the liquid.
2.2 Add the lemon zest and lemon juice to the couscous and crumble the feta cheese on top.
2.3 Cut the tomato into small cubes and chop the parsley and the garlic cloves. Add the three ingredients, together with the oil, to the pan and fry everything well.
2.4 Cut the second sheet of puff pastry into 8 even strips. Wash, cut, and hollow out the other 4 peppers and fill them with the couscous mixture.
2.5 Wrap 1-2 puff pastry strips around each pepper, brush an egg wash over the puff pastry strips, place the peppers on a sheet pan lines with parchment paper and cook for 20 minutes.
Both puff pastry-wrapped pepper dishes taste so heavenly — which one will you try first?
If you can't get enough stuffed peppers, be sure to check out this recipe for Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers.