Time to Get Stuffed!

On Sukkot, a holiday of feasting and celebrating abundance, there is a tradition of eating stuffed foods — vegetables stuffed with ground meat or cheese, stuffed pastries, pastas, and anything you can fill with something delicious.  The foods symbolize our wishes for a year full of blessings, and, as Rachel Saks suggests, an opportunity to ‘count our blessings.’  “Perhaps,” she writes,  “we stuff foods on Sukkot to remind us of the harvest and abundance in the fields, as well as the multiple blessings we have been given in life.”

There are lots of different roundups of Sukkot out there — here are a few highlights that I’ve pulled out, but feel free to experiment on your own.  Also, I haven’t tried it, but I suspect that our Spiced Beef Cigars would be an excellent filling, stuffed into peppers or tomatoes.  Bon Apetit!

Stuffed Recipes for Sukkot

* Stuffed Figs, Onions and Eggplant (with minced chicken breast)
* Stuffed Eggplants with Apricot Sauce (with ground beef)
* Tomatoes stuffed with Sausage and Rice (with sausage — we’re making more this week and will restock soon!)
* Stuffed Poblano Peppers (dairy)
* Moroccan-Style Stuffed Acorn Squashes (with ground beef)
* And of course, although everyone seems to have their favorite, here is a recipe for Stuffed Cabbage (with flanken and ground beef)

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