Friday, February 1, 2013

Stuffed Red Peppers

Well, look at me! I'm actually sitting down at the computer and blogging! I did promise my youngest daughter, Tori, that I would blog more in 2013....she's posted twice already so she's done better than me!

I posted a pic on my Instagram (@sewbettyjane) a week or so ago of  John's stuffed red peppers and several people asked for the recipe. I didn't have time to tag everyone and tell them where I got it, or what changes he made, so I decided to share it here on my blog. It also gave me an excuse to get on here.


You will need...

extra virgin olive oil
1/2 lb ground Chicken breast w/ some ground thigh meat (John grinds ours) 
1 cup chopped yellow onions
2 tbsp homemade taco seasoning (recipe below)
2 cups of cooked brown rice 
4 Red bell peppers, halved.. seeds removed (we only used 2 and the leftover mixture we froze & made enchilada's with it that weekend) 
1 can of black beans, drained and be sure to rinse them to get sodium off! 
½ cup frozen corn 
1 (15 oz) jar of peach salsa (try to find an organic one that is clean, or make your own)
sharp cheddar cheese, shredded   (just a little for the tops)
cilantro 
sour cream 
sliced avocado

Taco seasoning
1 tbsp chili powder
1/4 tsp each of garlic powder, onion powder, crushed red pepper & oregano
1/2 tsp paprika
1 1/2 ground cumin
1 tsp each of salt & black pepper
Mix well!  I store mine in an old spice jar (seasoning jar not the cologne...ha!)

preheat oven to 400*. Lightly coat the peppers with evoo and roast in the oven for 25 minutes. While these are roasting, saute your onions in a 1/2 tsp evoo for 3-5 minutes...remove them and brown your chicken until no longer pink, then add onions back to pan along with the rice, black beans, corn, salsa & seasoning... Then stuff your peppers generously!
Bake for 20 minutes...the last few minutes top with about a tablespoon of sharp cheddar and bake until melted and bubbly. Top with chopped fresh cilantro, sliced avocado & a dollop (or three) of sour cream. 
Yummy! These are seriously delicious!!!

Recipe adapted from this one found here:  http://simplylovefood.blog.com/2012/02/25/southwestern-stuffed-peppers/



6 comments:

April said...

So great to see a post from you, Betty...it's been far too long! That recipe sounds wonderful and something we all would enjoy!

Melody said...

Yum! Sounds great!!

Don't forget to choose your 4x6 for the give away. It can be any pic you'd like, chosen from all of my pics. :)

Elisabeth said...

Loove stuffed peppers! I was a terrible blogger for-ever! I'm just trying to come back too! Hope all is well!

The Wife O Riley said...

Those look incredible!!! I too decided that I would blog more in 2013. (After ummm..2 YEARS!!) Hope to read more from you!

fawn & fern said...

these look so delicious! and hey...i'm not doing too good on my goal haha! but i'm trying. this summer I will do much, much more! : )

Gail Thomas said...

I am a huge stuffed pepper lover!I am going to try this one out next week!