Stuffed Peppers with Tuna and Bread Crumbs

stuffed peppers with tuna
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  • 30 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4
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Tuna and bread crumbs provide the savory filling for these stuffed peppers. A little lemon juice adds extra flavor to the tuna mixture.

What You'll Need

  • 4 green bell peppers (split, seeds and membrane removed)
  • 1 tablespoon onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 cup soft bread crumbs (divided)
  • 1 egg (slightly beaten)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 can/7 1/2 ounces tuna (flaked)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Optional: shredded Cheddar, Swiss, or Parmesan cheese

How to Make It

1. Boil peppers in boiling salted water for 5 minutes; drain well.

2. Combine onion, 1/2 cup bread crumbs, egg, milk, salt and pepper, lemon juice, and tuna.

3. Fill pepper shells.

4. Mix melted butter with remaining 1/2 cup bread crumbs; sprinkle over stuffed peppers. Place in a shallow baking dish at 400° F (200° C/Gas Mark 6) for 15 minutes.  

5. If desired, top with shredded cheese 5 minutes before the peppers are finished baking.

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