I love stuffed peppers, whether they’re red, green, yellow, orange or purple. In fact, when making several at a time, I use a couple of each color.
6 bell peppers, 1 lb. turkey sausage, 4 c. cooked brown rice, 1 canned chopped green chilies, 2 c. tomato sauce, 2 c. shredded pepper jack cheese
Preheat oven 400ºF. Blanch peppers in boiling water for 5 minutes. Chop sausage, brown and drain the grease. Add rice, chilies and sauce to meat and heat. Add cheese and remove once melted. Separate mixture equally and stuff into prepared peppers, place into a 9″ x 9″ baking dish. Top stuffed peppers with another spoonful of tomato sauce. Bake for 20 minutes or until peppers are tender.
*The store was out of turkey sausage, so I used regular sausage for Hubster and omitted it from mine. I also added some jalepeños to give Hubster an extra kick…
*Some turkey sausage come in pork casings and I won’t buy or eat it. It’s very rare for me to find turkey sausage, sometimes I make my own, remembering to add fennel to the recipe. In that case, I don’t shape it, I cook it like ground meat.
One thing I loved about our garden was having peppers for stuffing! It’s a bit out of the budget range to have on a regular basis for our family size (with all our adoptees, lol), but Oh – having those peppers almost soothed the pain from the loss of tomatos. Almost.
If you have a lot of extra peppers, they stuff and freeze really well for winter use!
Oh, I know 🙂 I even cored some peppers and froze them whole – works great too. Stuffed peppers is often one of those leftover makeover meals here, lol.
Another Wifey said:
I never thought about freezing peppers. Would I still have to blanch them first?
No. Peppers are the one thing you don’t have to blanch first. I slice/dice them, “Flash freeze” them on waxed paper lay out on a cookie sheet,pat dry, then just scoop them up and put them into a freezer bag. Even whole – just dry them out as much as you can, and they keep well.
Haha, Thanks for taking care of this one Knottywitch. I just stuff the peppers and then vacuum seal them!
Michael Beyer said:
I just made a good stuffed pepper too, although with a chicken parmesan filling.
Young Wifey said:
Thanks for stopping by, your peppers sound really good!