Thursday, March 20, 2008

Stuffed Peppers, our way

Here is our family favorite recipe, which again doesn't require a real recipe (if you've been reading my recipes, do you see somewhat of a theme;)? I thought I did not like stuffed peppers until I made them a little differently, (probably by accident) one day. Instead of the traditional hamburger/tomato sauce, broil til its tender (or most likely mushy), I did a ground sausage/brown rice/onion filling and did not cook it. Okay that came out wrong. No we don't eat sausage raw;)Here's my attempt at a recipe, before I end up grossing everyone out. Its good, really!

When peppers are less than a billion dollars a piece at the grocery store (hasn't happened in a few months, sad to say), we could eat this weekly.

Sausage Stuffed Sweet Peppers

4-6 bell peppers, halved and cleaned(we like orange or red sweet!)
1 package ground sausage, spicy style if you're daring
1 onion, chopped finely
1-2 cups rice, cooked according to package directions
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

In skillet, cook sausage meat and onions until sausage is cooked and crumbly. Add rice (already cooked) and mix thoroughly. Spoon into halved peppers while meat mixture is still super hot. Top with cheese immediately. That's it! This is very tasty, but very messy. And I will almost guarantee that you'll have some filling leftover (unless you have a large family). If you do, it makes a great breakfast burrito filling if you scramble some eggs with it and serve in a tortilla.

Another of our favorites, which uses up a lot of that cheap St. Patrick's cabbage can be found here.

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