Cook Once, Eat 2 times- Stuffed Peppers with Lamb and Artichokes

I recently bought half a lamb and have been experimenting with all the ways of preparing  lamb. I slow cooked the roast and picked the meat off the bones. I then chilled it to remove the solid fat that floats to the top of the dish. I now have lamb meat to make numerous dishes for the freezer. One of my favorites lately has been stuffed peppers. My mama used to stuff peppers with dirty rice when I was a kid and I have always remembered that subtle taste of the cooked peppers and how sweet they were.

This recipe used what I had around- cooked rice, canned artichoke hearts, cheese, and a few other things-

 

Here is some cooked wild rice blend I had in the fridge, I mixed it with the cooked pulled lamb

I used green peppers, but any kind will do, just make sure they are fresh

I used artichoke heart quarters, give them a rough chop before adding

Add the shredded cheese

Give everything a good mix, it will be loose, but that’s ok

stuff the peppers, pack it in…

Top with shredded cheese- I used skim mozzarella

We spaced out and ate half the beauty shot, but this is the other half ready for the freezer

 

Lamb Stuffed Peppers

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Makes 6 pepper halves

You can substitute ground turkey, beef or any other meat or meal alternative. Just cook it before you mix the stuffing.

Ingredients:

3 large green peppers, cut in half and white insides removed

1 pound cooked lamb roast, cooked, pulled from bone and chopped

1 cup cooked wild rice blend

1  14 ounce can artichoke hearts, chopped

1 cup skim mozzarella cheese, divided

Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

Prepare green peppers and set aside. Mix cooked meat, rice, artichoke hearts and half the cheese in a large bowl until well mixed. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Stuff mix into all 6 peppers, place peppers in a 2 quart casserole dish.

Top peppers with remaining cheese. Pour 1/2 cup of water in bottom of casserole dish and cover tightly with foil. Bake for 1 hour until cooked and cheese is melted.

Take foil off and bake a few more minutes to brown the cheese.

These freeze great!

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