The vegetarian and vegan movements exploded with culinary genius during the dawn of the 21st Century. Spaghetti squash, zucchini boats, and filled avocado halves raged onto the veggie scene changing the dinner and lunchtime of millions of dedicated individuals looking for alternative recipes.
However, long before the vegetarian revolution, there were stuffed peppers. These delicious vegetables are the perfect vessels for delicious fillings. All you need to do to create a terrific and tasty meal is hollow out a bell pepper and fill it with whatever you desire.
We decided to list our favorite stuffed pepper recipes for you to try. There’s something for everyone’s tastes, from vegetarians to meat-lovers. Our ideas taste and look so good that you’ll be tempted to post your dinner on Instagram and share it. Pick out a recipe that makes your mind wander with the possibilities and give it a try in the kitchen tonight.
1. Chorizo-Stuffed Bell Peppers
Spice up your life with this recipe for chorizo-stuffed peppers. The spicy sausage brings excitement and flavor to this traditional dish.
3-Red bell peppers.
½-lb. Portuguese Chorizo.
4-oz. Monterey jack cheese, grated.
2-cups cooked wild rice.
15-oz. Can black beans.
10-oz. Can diced tomatoes with chilies.
½-tablespoon chili powder.
2-green onions, sliced.
¼-teaspoon crushed Himalayan pink salt.
Preheat oven to 350F. Place a skillet over medium heat and add some grass-fed butter. Place the sliced chorizo on the skillet and fry until the casing shrinks and the sausage starts to brown. Remove the chorizo from the skillet and leave the fat in the pan.
Add the black beans to the skillet along with the cooked rice, tomatoes, salt, and chili powder – stir to combine. Add the green onion and half of the cheese to the chorizo in a medium mixing bowl – stir to combine. Pour in the cooked tomato, beans and mix to combine.
Hollow out the peppers and add the chorizo mixture. Top with the other half of the cheese and roast, standing up, in a greased baking tray for 30-minutes.