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Grilled Stuffed Peppers

 Grilled Stuffed Peppers
After hearing the recipe described at a local Italian restaurant, I decided to try to make these peppers at home. Everyone enjoyed the pretty green “shells” brimming with a hearty filling.
6 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Grill: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 3 large green peppers
  • 1 large tomato, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1-1/2 pounds Johnsonville® Mild Ground Italian Sausage
  • Additional shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions

  • Cut peppers in half lengthwise; remove stems and seeds. Set aside. In
  • a large bowl, combine the tomato, cheeses, basil and oregano.
  • Crumble sausage over mixture and mix well. Spoon into pepper halves.
  • Prepare grill for indirect heat, using a drip pan. Place peppers over
  • drip pan. Grill, covered, over indirect medium heat for 30-35
  • minutes or until sausage is no longer pink and peppers are tender.
  • Sprinkle with additional cheese. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 stuffed pepper half equals 479 calories, 40 g fat (15 g saturated fat), 100 mg cholesterol, 972 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 23 g protein.

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Wine: Medium-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.