Barley-Stuffed Bell Peppers

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by Dancer

These stuffed peppers use barley filling instead of old-fashioned hamburger stuffing, but they're just as comforting. For an eye-catching presentation, use two different colors of sweet peppers.

Top Review by Sharon123

I love stuffed peppers and this recipe was no exception! I did make a few changes, though. I already had sauteed mushrooms so I used those. I used 1/2 mozzarella and 1/2 cheddar cheese and I poured a can of spaghetti sauce and 1//2 can of water over the peppers to bake. Delicious!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a medium saucepan combine the broth, mushrooms, and barley.
  2. Bring to boiling; reduce heat.
  3. Simmer, covered, for 12 to 15 minutes or until barley is tender.
  4. Drain thoroughly.
  5. Cut sweet peppers in half lengthwise; remove seeds and membranes.
  6. If desired, precook pepper halves in boiling water for 3 minutes.
  7. Drain on paper towels.
  8. In a medium mixing bowl stir together the egg, 1/2 cup of the cheese, the tomato, zucchini, bread crumbs, basil, rosemary, onion salt, and bottled hot pepper sauce.
  9. Stir in cooked barley mixture.
  10. Place peppers, cut side up, in a 2-quart rectangular baking dish.
  11. Spoon barley mixture into the pepper halves.
  12. Bake stuffed peppers, covered, in a 350 degree oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until filling is heated through.
  13. Sprinkle remaining cheese over the peppers.
  14. Return to oven; bake 2 minutes more.
  15. Carefully transfer peppers to a serving platter.
  16. If desired, garnish with fresh rosemary and dried red chili peppers.

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