Thursday, March 4, 2010

Stuffed Red Bell Peppers

I got a great deal the other day on some red bell peppers that were starting to go bad.  I figured they would be perfect for stuffed bell peppers since red bell peppers are often too expensive to buy more than 1 or 2 of.  I also had some brown rice, and some Gimme Lean "Sausage" that needed to be used up.  So this was a great recipe to use up some things out of the refrigerator.  I based this recipe off of another recipe I found online. 

Stuffed Red Bell Peppers

4 Red Bell Peppers
½ tube of Gimme Lean “Sausage” or “Beef”
1 cup cooked brown rice
2 TBSP pine nuts
1 cup corn
2 cups spaghetti sauce
1 ½ tsp cumin
1 ½ tsp oregano
½ tsp salt

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Cut the peppers in half lengthwise and boil in a pot for about 10 minutes or until tender

Sautee the Gimme Lean and put in a mixing bowl

Add all other ingredients to the mixing bowl while the bell peppers continue to boil.

Stir the mixture well—it should make about 3 cups.

When the bell peppers are tender, remove them from the water with tongs.

In a large casserole dish, take ½ of the spaghetti sauce and cover the bottom and sides of the casserole dish so the peppers won’t stick.

Place the peppers face up so they can easily be filled with the mixture. Put about 1/3 of a cup in each ½ pepper.

Then take the last ½ of spaghetti sauce and dilute with water. Cover all of the peppers with the diluted spaghetti sauce.

Place in oven and cook for about 25 minutes or until cooked through.

Makes about 4 servings

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