Jemma's Stuffed Peppers

February 19, 2013
Growing up my Mother would prepare stuffed peppers

quite often.  I would like to share with you this little recipe.  I 

have changed it a bit-it is now a vegetarian recipe with the

capability of being modified to your liking by adding turkey,

chicken, beef or venison.  Just replace the black beans with

your choice of meat.

Fun Facts about the Bell Pepper-
It is very low in calories, about 30.
Good levels of vitamin A,C.
Boosts immunity. 

Ingredients for Filling:

1 medium zucchini chopped
1 red potato chopped
1/4 cup sweet vidalia onion chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup black beans
1/2 cup white american cheese grated
1/4 cup Fire roasted salsa
1/4 cup chopped tomato for garnish
1/4 cup sliced hass avocado for garnish

The Bell Pepper:  Par Boil Before Filling:
We are going to par-boil these peppers in the microwave- 
1/4 cup water
2 large bell peppers
1/8 tsp sea salt
1 Pyrex baking dish
Plastic wrap

We will be par-boiling these beautiful bell peppers before

filling them.  I am going to do this in the microwave-so, before

placing these gorgeous peppers in a 2-quart baking dish, cut off

the tops and remove all of the seeds and sprinkle with sea salt.  

Add water to casserole dish, then place peppers upside down

into casserole dish and cover with plastic wrap.  Microwave on

high for 6 minutes.  Leave peppers covered in microwave

until you are ready to fill them.

Now it is time to saute the vegetables.

Saute zucchini, onion and red potato until tender yet crisp.

Add black beans and fire roasted salsa.  Simmer over medium

to low heat for 15 minutes.

This is looking awesome-isn't your mouth just watering?

We are ready to fill these darling peppers with all of this pure

goodness and savory flavor.

Layer vegetable filling and cheese into pepper, place in baking

dish and place covered in microwave for 4 minutes.  Last  

minute of baking time uncover - add more american cheese and 

bake until melted.  Garnish with sliced avocado and tomato

slices.  Serve with tossed salad(great salad recipe in a

previous post) or fresh fruit!

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  1. Those sound delicious, Jemma. Another great way to feed a body well.
    I've copied the recipe and will give them a try soon!
    ~ Lili@creativesavv

  2. Now this is a new spin on stuffed peppers for me! Looks delicious!

  3. The peppers look delicious. I also cook stuffed peppers but with fewer vegetables. I will try the recipe too. Thank you for your comment. I was very pleased. My daughter is today still going to work. I have to wait a bit. ;-) Regards and have a nice day... Dorothea

  4. This looks really good and my kids often like vegetarian recipes so I'll share with them!


  5. You know I have never seen green peppers made that way - they look really good. Thanks for sharing. sandie

  6. Yu, that looks and sounds so delicious. I eat mostly vegetarian, so this is a great recipe for me! We'll have to try it.

  7. PS - Oops, that should've been YUM...the "m" didn't show up. lol

  8. That looks really good! Thanks so much for sharing this on The Creative HomeAcre! I can't wait to see what you share next time at...

  9. Hello dear Jemma
    I'm visiting from Mary's Inspiration Thursday.
    LOve your recipe for Jemmas Stuffed Peppers - thank you!!!!
    It sounds just what I love!
    Lovely to meet you Jemma
    Shane ♥

  10. Omigosh, my mouth is watering! I will definitely be making these very soon. I love that they can be made in the microwave. How fabulous is that?! :)

    Thank you so much for contributing to Thursday's Inspiration, Jemma! Hope to see you next week! xoxo


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