Thursday, August 13, 2009

Stuffed Bell Peppers

Yes, as a matter of fact, I have been cooking my way through the August/September issue of Sandra Lee's Semi-Homemade magazine. And no, I did not get the magazine free nor was I asked to review it. :) I just happen to want to try nearly every recipe.

We recently had stuffed bell peppers and green olive breadsticks. They were SO good and I will definitely be making them again.

Both recipes are on the magazine's website, but I'll go ahead and post the stuffed pepper recipe here.

3 green bell peppers, halved, seeds removed
1/2 cup water
1 (1-pound) package ground hot pork sausage
1 (15.25-ounce) can corn, drained
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes
1 cup cooked rice
1/4 cup diced green onions
1 (1.25-ounce) package Southwest marinade mix, divided, McCormick Grill Mates®
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

Preheat broiler. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
Place bell peppers, cut sides down, in a microwave-safe dish; add 1/2 cup water. Cover with plastic wrap, and microwave on High for 3 to 4 minutes, or until peppers are soft; drain, and set aside.
In a large skillet, cook sausage over medium-high heat until browned and crumbly; drain. Add corn, black beans, tomatoes, rice, and green onions to skillet. Add 2 tablespoons marinade mix to sausage mixture; stir well to combine. (Reserve remaining mix for another use.)
Spoon sausage mixture evenly into pepper halves. Place on prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle each evenly with shredded cheese. Broil 5 inches from heat for 2 to 3 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Serve immediately.

Reprinted with permission from Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade magazine and Hoffman Media, LLC.


Melissa said...

I love Sandra Lee's recipes...simple, cheap and delicious! These stuffed bell peppers look scrumptious--I think I may have to make those tonight. Thanks for sharing!

Catholic Helpmate said...

Those look incredibly yummy!!!!! I was planning ham for dinner, but I'm now having second thoughts after seeing those scrumptious-looking peppers...

SentimentsbyDenise said...

I'm gonna add these to my meal plan for when my green peppers are ready to pick in the garden - should be soon! Yum!

Zitmeds said...

I stumbled across your site today and we had the stuffed peppers for dinner. They were absolutely wonderful!

Thank you for sharing

Terri said...

I love stuffed peppers. Yours look great!

Roxie700 said...

I saw a cooking show on TV (sorry I can not remember the name of the show) The cook took the bell peppers (3 different colors) and cut them in to rings (3 of each color) and put the meat loaf mixture into the center of the rings. Then she pan fried them on both sides for a few minutes and then put them into a hot oven for about 15 minutes to finish cooking.I thought it looked so good. I am planning to try this when my peppers come in the garden.

Dawn said...

My mom used to make stuffed peppers but they look nothing like yours. Yours look, well, look....
Mom used to just use the ground beef and rice mixture and stuff the peppers. That's it. Kind of bland, but they were still pretty good. I wasn't a picky eater. :)

Blessings to you and yours ~

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you liked them. I've made a few of the recipes from that same issue and have been disappointed. But I love her ideas!