Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Stuffed Peppers

Lately, I have been trying to cook more meals. Too many of times, I come home from work and lazily make either peanut butter crackers or a chicken breast for dinner ... that's it. I really want to focus on cooking more balanced meals, specifically with vegetables. I am all about buying what is on sale and making one dish with all the ingredients in it (See my chicken with beans and spinach). So that is where stuffed peppers come in.

Ground Sweet Italian Sausage
Peppers (I used red and yellow)
Shredded Cheese

Start by making one cup of rice. While the rice is cooking, start browning the meat, you can use basically any ground meat I choose the sausage because it was already seasoned.

 Wash the peppers, cut off the tops and clean the insides.

Chop up the remaining portion of the tops of the peppers, and the onion. I also bought a yellow pepper to chop to add a little extra flavor,

Once the meat is 75% done, add the pepper/onion mix and saute until finished.

Boil the whole peppers in water for about 3 minutes to soften the skin (this is an optional step).

Finally, put the rice, meat, and peppers into the oven at 375 for 30 minutes. About 5 minutes before they are done add cheese on top.

I made three stuffed peppers with this recipe and had a good amount of rice/sausage left over (which is great to eat as is). Enjoy!


  1. These stuffed peppers look so so good, and like something that I could try myself! Thanks for sharing! It made me hungry reading about them.

  2. My mom makes these, they are delicious! Thanks for sharing! :)