Looking for a quick and easy way to impress your friends and family with a delicious, savory appetizer? Look no further than this easy stuffed mushroom recipe.
With Christmas just 3 days away, we need delicious and easy recipes!
And that’s just what this recipe is!
In fact, at our house it just wouldn’t be Christmas without these easy stuffed mushrooms and the cranberry meatball recipe.
With its simple ingredients, quick prep time, and mouthwatering flavor, it’s sure to be a hit at your next gathering.
And did I mention they are healthy too!
This time of year we are bombarded with appetizers, treats and goodies that aren’t good for our waistline.
But these stuffed mushrooms are made with lean ground beef and vegetables, so there’s no need to feel guilty, have 1, 2 or 5 and enjoy!
So why wait? Start whipping up these delicious stuffed mushrooms today, and watch as your friends and family rave about how amazing they are!Jump to Recipe
Choosing the Right Mushrooms
When choosing mushrooms for this recipe, there are a few factors to consider.
First, it’s important to pick fresh, firm mushrooms with smooth caps and no discoloration or blemishes.
You should also look for mushrooms that are relatively uniform in size, as this will help the filling cook evenly.
I also like to find mushroom caps that are about 1 1/2″ -2″ across.
Finally, you should choose a mushroom variety that has a mild, earthy flavor that will pair well with your chosen filling ingredients.
I’d recommend choosing either Cremini, white button or baby Bella mushrooms.
With these tips in mind, you’re sure to find the perfect mushrooms for your next batch of stuffed mushrooms!
How to Clean Mushrooms
When preparing mushrooms for any recipe, it’s important to start by cleaning them thoroughly.
This can be done using a damp cloth or paper towel.
If there are any stubborn bits of dirt stuck to the mushroom caps, you may need to gently scrub them with a soft brush before rinsing.
Avoid soaking mushrooms in water, this will result in soggy stuffed mushrooms.
Once your mushrooms are clean, you can move on to preparing the filling and baking your stuffed mushrooms according to your preferred recipe.
With these simple steps, you’re sure to end up with perfectly delicious stuffed mushrooms every time!
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- Savory Meatball Appetizer in a Cranberry Sauce
- Berry French Toast Casserole
- Grandma’s Nugget Cookies
- Homemake Eggnog without Eggs
Can Stuffed Mushrooms Be Made Ahead of Time?
Yes, it’s actually best to make these easy stuffed mushrooms ahead of time.
In fact, I find that preparing the mushrooms and filling in advance will help improve the flavor.
It will allow the flavors to blend.
Before serving, place in a preheated oven and bake for 10 minutes to reheat.
With these tips in mind, you can enjoy perfectly delicious stuffed mushrooms anytime, whether you’re entertaining or simply looking for a quick weeknight snack!
Easy Stuffed Mushroom Ingredients
For my easy stuffed mushroom recipe you want to choose mushrooms that are relatively uniform in size, as this will help them cook evenly.
Also, for this recipe you’ll want to use extra-lean ground beef.
If you choose a ground beef with a higher fat content, your mushrooms will be soggy.
In addition, you’ll need soy sauce, onion, garlic, green pepper, egg, Italian style bread crumbs, salt and pepper.
Most of these ingredients you may already have on hand.
Prepare Mushroom Caps
Once the mushrooms are clean and the stems removed (reserve stems) marinate them for 1 hour in soy sauce.
Prepare Stuffed Mushroom Filling
For this recipe you’ll want the mushroom stems, onion, garlic and green pepper finely minced.
I find the easiest way to do this is in my food processor.
If you don’t have a food processor, finely mince the vegetables with a knife.
Now combine the remaining ingredients with the minced vegetables.
Once again, I find the easiest way to do this is in the food processor.
Pulse until well combined.
You may need to scrape the sides of the bowl a few times until it’s well combined.
I prefer to use my food processor so I don’t need to dirty another bowl, but you can easily pour it all into a large bowl and mix it by hand.
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Fill Mushroom Caps
Drain the soy sauce from the mushroom caps and reserve it.
Then using a scoop, fill the mushroom caps roundly with the meat mixture.
The meat mixture should look like a little meatball on the mushroom cap.
Place the stuffed mushroom caps in a baking dish.
Brush stuffed mushrooms with reserved soy sauce.
Broil the stuffed mushrooms for 8-10 minutes until the meat mixture is browned.
Let cool and refrigerate until ready to serve.
To serve, remove from fridge and bake at 350° for 10 minutes.
Place on a serving platter and serve warm.
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Beef and Green Pepper Stuffed Mushrooms
- 2 dozen large mushrooms cleaned, stems removed and reserved
- 1/2 c. soy sauce
- 1/2 lb. extra-lean ground beef
- 1/2 c. green pepper minced
- 2 tbsp. onion minced
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1 egg slightly beaten
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. black pepper
- 2 tbsp. Italian style bread crumbs
- Marinate mushroom caps in soy sauce for 1 hour.
- Finely mince mushroom stems, onion, garlic and green pepper.
- Combine minced vegetables with ground beef, egg, salt, pepper and bread crumbs.
- Drain mushroom caps. Stuff roundly with meat mixture. Brush meat mixture with soy sauce.
- Broil 8-10 minutes until meat browns.
- Refrigerate until ready to serve.
- When ready to serve preheat oven to 350° and bake for 10 minutes. Serve warm.
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Whether you’re looking for a tasty appetizer to serve at your next party or simply want a quick and easy snack you can enjoy at home, stuffed mushrooms are the perfect choice.
With their delicious combination of savory flavors and simple prep, they’re sure to become one of your all-time favorite dishes.
So why wait? Whether you’re a novice cook or an experienced chef, start experimenting with stuffed mushrooms today and discover all the amazing ways they can make your meals more delicious and satisfying!
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