Yummy Stuffed Peppers
I have been meaning to make stuffed peppers for the longest time, and I finally did! And I’m so excited, because they turned out fabulously! I used this awesome recipe and followed it pretty closely, only making a few minor changes along the way.
For the filling, I used a whole can of black beans instead of just half – it helped stretch out the filling a little bit. The recipe said it would make 4 stuffed peppers, but I was actually able to fill 4 huge peppers plus 1 medium pepper, with some stuffing left over (which, by the way, tastes wonderful all by itself – it’s just fun to make stuffed peppers with it – makes for a pretty presentation).
The filling/stuffing is really moist because it is made with tomato sauce (I used Classico Marinara with Plum Tomatoes), which the brown rice soaks up when you heat everything all together. All of the flavors tasted really nice, and there was a good amount of texture from the beans, zucchini, rice, etc.
Topped with some shredded mozzarella cheese (I used low-fat, not soy)
They are done after you bake them for about 15 minutes and the cheese is melted. (I just heated them in the oven, and skipped broiling them for the last few minutes).
If you cut the stuffed peppers in half, it makes them easier to eat.
They are even good the next day (maybe even better, as the flavors of the stuffing meld together more as they sit). I just microwaved a couple for lunch (one for me, one for bf).
(Added a little extra shredded mozzarella cheese – just heat until cheese is melted).
A side note is that microwaving the stuffed peppers alters the texture of the peppers a bit, as they become a bit softer, which might not happen (or, at least, not as much) if reheated in the oven.
(Also had some pineapple on the side)
I loved these stuffed peppers! They were so tasty and easy to make! And since the recipe calls for very simple and common ingredients, you’ll probably have most, if not all, the ingredients already on hand. The only things I needed to go out and get were the bell peppers and the zucchini. Also, the stuffed peppers are really healthy and filling, so they make a good meal anytime. And, they would make a wonderful dish for holiday/family gatherings, since the bell peppers add a nice pop of color and they make for a really nice presentation.
Two thumbs up! This will be one of my go-to recipes from now on!
Thanks, Tiffany, for sharing this awesome recipe!