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Mockingbird's Stuffed Peppers from Chef Brian Riggenbach

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Stuffed? ?peppers

Yield? ?12? ?peppers

Ingredients
12 ? oz.?    piece ? whole? ??wheat? ?bread,? cut?? ?into ? 1?⁄?2"?? ?cubes? ?(about? ?7 ??cups)
2 ?  Mexican ? chorizo?
7 ? TBL? butter
2? ?ea white ? onions,? ? chopped?
2? ?ea celery? ?ribs,? ?chopped
1 ? ea?  fennel, ?cored?? ?and? ?chopped
4? ?ea    apples,? ?cored? ?and ??chopped
4 ? ea? cloves ? garlic,? ? finely? ? chopped?
2? ?ea   poblano ? chiles,? ??roasted,? ?peeled, ??stemmed,? ?seeded,? ?and? ?chopped
63 ? oz.? pitted? ?prunes ? (? about ? 26)? , ? halved?
?4 ?? tsp? ground? ?cumin
3⁄??4? ??tsp    black ? pepper,? ? freshly? ? ground,? ??plus ? more?? to?? ?taste
1?⁄?2? c?  flat-leaf? ?parsley, ? finely? ? chopped?  
2? ?TBL  chives,? ?finely? ?chopped  
1? ?TBL orange ??zest
TT    Kosher ? salt?
3? ?ea  eggs, ??lightly? ?beaten
12? ?ea yellow? ?bell? ?peppers


Method
Heat? ?oven? ?to? ?400°.? ?Spread? ?the? ?bread? ?cubes? ?on? ?a ? large? ? baking? ? sheet? ? and? ? ?bake ? until??  ?slightly toasted ? and? ? dry,? ? about? ? 15? ? ?minutes; ? transfer??  to?? a?? large? ? ?bowl ? and? ? set? ? aside.?
Melt ? the? ? butter? ? in? ? an? ? 8-? qt. ??Dutch? ?oven ? over? ? medium-high? ? heat.? ? Render? ? ?the ? chorizo? ? ?until? ?cooked through. ? Add? ? the? ? onions,? ? celery,? ? and? ? fennel? ? and? ? cook? ? ?until?  soft,? ? 15? -20 ? minutes.? ? Add? ??apples, garlic, ? and? ? poblano? ? chiles? ? and?? ?cook? ?until? ?apples? ?are? ?tender,? ?about? ?10? ?minutes. ??Add? ?the ??prunes, cumin, ? pepper,? ??parsley,? ?chives,? ?orange? ?zest,? ?and? salt? ??and? ?cook,? ?stirring? ?occasionally,? ?until? ?hot, about ? 2? ? minutes.?
Transfer? ?mixture? ?to? ?the? ?bowl? ?with? ?the? ?bread? ?cubes;? ?gently? ?stir? ?until ? combined.? ? Let? ? cool??  for? ? 10? minutes. ? Stir? ? in? ? the? ? eggs?? and??  season ?? with?? ?salt? ?and? ?pepper.? ?Take? the?? ?top? ?off? of?? ?the ??peppers, ??and scoop ? out? ? the? ? ribs? ? and? ? seeds,? ? reserve? ? the? ? tops.? ? ?Transfer?  stuffing? ? ?to? ?the? ?peppers, ? dividing? ? equally? amongst ? them? ? all,? ? top? ? with? ? the? ? reserved? ? top? ? and? ? stem? ? and? ? bake?  ?until?? ?browned? ?and ?bubbly,?? ?about 30 ? minutes? ? .? ? Let? ? cool? ? for? ? 10? ? minutes?  ?before? ??serving.  

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