Veal-Stuffed Bell Peppers in Cherry Tomato Sauce
Preparation
30 MIN
Cooking
55 MIN
Servings
6

Veal-Stuffed Bell Peppers in Cherry Tomato Sauce

Ingredients

    Cherry Tomato Sauce

  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) tomato paste
  • 3 cups (420 g) cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) chicken broth

    Bell Peppers

  • 2 slices white sandwich bread, torn
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) milk
  • 1 lb (450 g) ground veal
  • 1 cup (70 g) Parmesan cheese, freshly grated, plus more for serving
  • 1/4 cup (10 g) flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 3 yellow or orange bell peppers, halved and seeded

Preparation

Cherry Tomato Sauce

  1. In a large ovenproof skillet over medium heat, soften the onion in the oil. Add the tomato paste and cook for 1 minute, stirring with a wooden spoon. Add the cherry tomatoes and broth. Season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Remove from the heat and keep warm.
  2. With the rack in the middle position, preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).

Bell Peppers

  1. Meanwhile, in a food processor, finely chop the bread pieces into breadcrumbs. In a large bowl, combine the breadcrumbs with the milk and let soak for 1 minute. Add the remaining ingredients, except the bell peppers, and mix well with your hands.
  2. Oil each bell pepper half and season with salt and pepper. With lightly oiled hands, form the veal mixture into 6 balls. Place 1 ball into each bell pepper half and gently press the filling down. Place the stuffed bell peppers filling side up in the skillet of cherry tomato sauce. Drizzle the stuffed peppers with olive oil.
  3. Roast for 45 minutes. Sprinkle with more Parmesan. Serve the stuffed bell peppers and cherry tomato sauce with rice, if desired.