Savory Stuffed Apples
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Mediterranean
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Serves: 6-8
These savory stuffed apples feature rice, ground chicken, tomatoes and chili peppers. The ground chicken can be substituted with ground turkey, beef or even Italian sausage.
Go Get This Stuff
  • 8 medium apples
  • 1-3/4 cups ground chicken
  • 1 large onion, finely diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 1/2 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 10-oz can diced tomatoes and green chilies (Ro-Tel), drained
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
Then Do This
  1. Cut the top off of the apples. Using a paring knife, cut out the core and discard. With a teaspoon, carefully carve out the inner flesh of the apples leaving about 1/4 to 1/2-inch of flesh. Reserve removed flesh.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine ground chicken, onion, garlic and cilantro. Mix well.
  3. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add the ground meat mixture and fry until meat begins to crumble.
  4. Remove meat mixture from skillet and return to mixing bowl. Chop reserved apple flesh and add to bowl along with cooked rice and smoked paprika. Mix well. Salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Place apples upright in a Dutch oven or large pot with lid. Spoon mixture into apples and ladle about a tablespoon of the chicken broth on top. Replace the apples' tops.
  6. In the bowl, combine diced tomatoes and green chilies along with remaining chicken stock. Bend well and add to pot. Cover.
  7. Prepare a grill for indirect cooking. Adjust heat to about 325°F (163°C). Place pot on the cool side of the grill and cook for about 45 minutes or until apples are semi-soft.
  8. Serve with a ladle of tomato-stock and remaining meat mixture on the side.
Recipe by BarbequedChicken at