Smoky Stuffed Peppers Recipe

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Smoky Stuffed Peppers

Pat DiMercurio

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@javancookie

This recipe comes from "Eating Well, Serves Two" cookbook. I've made it many times, but especially like using red or yellow peppers.

I don't often buy turkey sausage and found that soy crumbles,(Morningstar Farms) works wonderfully. Using vegetable broth with the crumbles makes it a very good vegetarian dish. I just add the crumbles to the rice after it's been cooked, since the crumbles really don't need frying.

If you use a glass baking dish to precook the peppers, you can use the same thing for broiling and eliminate a pan.


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Serves:

2

Prep:

25 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

2 large
bell peppers, tops cut off and seeded
4 oz
hot italian turkey sausage, removed from casing (about 4 oz)
3/4 c
reduced sodium chicken broth
1 large
plum tomato, chopped
2/3 c
instant brown rice
1/3 c
chopped fresh basil
1/3 c
finely shredded smoked cheese, such as mozzarella, provolone or cheddar, divided

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Position rack in upper third of oven, preheat broiler
2
Place peppers cut-side down in a large microwave-safe dish. Fill dish with 1/2 inch water, cover and microwave on High until the peppers are tender-crisp, 7-10 minutes. drain water and transfer the peppers to a roasting pan.
3
meanwhile, cook sausage in a large saucepan over medium-high heat, breaking it up into small pieces with a wooden spoon, until cooked through, about 5 minutes. Stir in broth, tomatoes and rice; bring to a simmer, scraping up any brown bits with the spoon. Cover and reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until the rice is softened but still moist, about 10 minutes.
4
Stir basil and half the cheese into the rice mixture. Divide the filling between the peppers, then top with the remaining cheese. Broil until the cheese has melted, 2-3 minutes
5
Nutritionals: 296 cal.
11 g. fat
45 mg. cholesterol
32 g. carbohydrate
19 g. protein
5 g. fiber
549 mg sodium
393 mg potassium

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Turkey
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy