Easy Stuffed Green Peppers made with whatever is in your pantry
by inspiredrd on April 14, 2011
At the end of last week, I realized that I had 2 beautiful green bell peppers left from my co-op basket. Honestly, when I saw the green peppers in the basket, I was worried. Worried that they would go bad before we ate them. I’m just not a huge green bell pepper fan. Red, orange, yellow? YES! Green? Eh, not too exciting. I put some feelers out on Twitter looking for some recipe ideas and found someone who has a similar pepper predicament. Jane’s recipe idea sounds fabulous, and I can’t wait to try it next time. At the end of the week though, I wasn’t wanting to run to the store for more ingredients. My friend Heather suggested making a stuffed green pepper casserole which I also think is a great idea.
Then I searched Google and found this recipe and decided that I could alter it based on my preferences and what I had on hand. I have to tell you, these peppers were good! Everyone liked them including the kids. Joe kept saying, “Mom, this is really good!” like he was in shock or something. I ate the leftover filling for lunch the next day, and it was just as good without the pepper cup.
Here is the recipe I used based on my kitchen. Change it up based on what you have in the pantry, and have a quick and easy dinner in no time!
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Heat large pot with olive oil over medium-high heat. Add onions and zucchini, cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Add sausages and seasoning, cook for another 3 minutes.
Add bulgur and black eyed peas, stir and let heat through.
Place green pepper halves into a square baking dish, cut side up.
Sprinkle bottom of green peppers with half of the cheese.
Fill peppers as full as you can with the sausage/bulgur mixture. Top with remaining cheese.
Bake for 30 minutes. If cheese is not browned on top, stick under broiler for 1 minute.
You could use any kind of ground poultry, meat or sausage (or of course make it vegetarian), switch up the grain, try a different kind of bean, change the cheese, spices………
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