Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Sausage and Rice Stuffed Peppers

Yesterday was cool and rainy and I was definitely feeling the whole kitchen thing. I had spotted a recipe for stuffed peppers attached to a coupon in the Sunday paper a couple weeks ago and clipped it. Here’s the modified version I made for dinner last night.

Ingredients:

  • Cooked rice (I used Basmati but it would probably be great with Jasmine or brown rice, too)
  • Large red, yellow, and orange bell peppers (1 pepper a person)
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 package fully-cooked chicken sausage (I used Johnsonville Chicken Apple Sausage and it was delicious) thinly sliced/diced
  • 1/2 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1/2 package of fresh mushrooms, chopped (I used portabella but I think cremini or anything else would work well)
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon, fresh sage, fresh oregano chopped

Cook rice. Preheat oven to 350 F.

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Remove pepper tops and seeds.

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Brush with olive oil inside and out. Lightly salt and pepper inside.

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Roast peppers, open tops up in oven for 30 min.

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While peppers are roasting, saute sausage, onion, mushrooms, and herbs with 1-2 T olive oil on stovetop. Add chopped apple. Cook until all tender.

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Stir in rice and heat through.

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Fill peppers and serve. Garnish with pepper tops, if desired.

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This was a light, satisfying meal and served about 4. Will totally make this again. I think it’s a company-worthy dish and looks so pretty on the plate. I also think this would be yummy without the meat, for any of my vegetarian/vegan readers.

 

What about you? Anyone have a fall recipe they’ve been itching to try?

love, elizabeth

PS: I hope you’re getting excited because it’s going to be Friday very soon…in case you haven’t heard, I’ll be announcing the fall giveaway!

6 comments:

Chloe said...

Yummmm!
I think this recipe is so easy!
I have to try this one soon!!
Thanks for sharing!

Alexandria said...

Oooooh eeeeenteresting. The boyfriend makes stuffed peppers, but he stuffs them AND then puts them in the oven. I like this idea. I may have to try supah soon :)

Janet @ Made For This said...

I love how colorful this meal was and your sweater matched it! Very nice!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

that looks heavenly elizabeth! i will have to try that soon! and i love the corona in the background:-
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Karm said...

That looks good.
I am normally not a chili or pepper girl. I grew up eating plain food with no spices. But I am willing to try new stuff.

Shoshanah said...

I love bell peppers and I've been telling myself I need to stuff some for a while now. I love how this recipe has apples in it, and it gets colder I definitely want to try this one!

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