In this blog, I wanted to share a recipe for some stuffed peppers I made the other night. It is easy to make and has some healthful ingredients. Give it a try if you like.
4-6 large green
12 oz. pork sausage ( You can substitute hamburger, or ground turkey.)
2/3 cup chopped red onion
1/2 package fresh sliced mushrooms
1/3 cup thinly sliced celery
1 cup diced fresh tomatoes (You can also substitute diced canned tomatos or a good quality pasta sauce.)
1 small can sliced olives
2 fresh cloves of garlic (crushed)
1 cup cooked rice (Choose your favorite variety.)
1 egg beaten
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
Cajun to taste
1 package grated cheddar cheese
Cut tops off peppers and scrape out seeds. Boil some water in a large pot, (enough to cover peppers,) and add the peppers for approximately 5 minutes, to cook slightly. Remove from heat, rinse and drain to cool.
Cook the pork sausage in a large skillet over medium heat, stirring frequently to break up the meat. Add the onion, celery, olives, mushrooms, garlic, salt, pepper and Cajun stirring occasionally until the sausage is cooked through and the vegetables are tender. Transfer the sausage mixture into a large mixing bowl and allow it to cool slightly. Add the diced tomatoes and egg. Add the rice, to the cooled sausage mixture. Scoop it into the peppers. Sprinkle grated cheese over the top of the peppers. Bake until the peppers are tender and crisp in a 350 degree oven for approximately 30 minutes.
Thanks for reading!