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Smoked Sausage-Stuffed Peppers Recipe
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Smoked Sausage-Stuffed Peppers Recipe

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This recipe evolved over time. It draws heavily on a stuffed pepper recipe passed on to me by my mother years ago.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 pound fully cooked Johnsonville® Smoked Sausage, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup canned kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup uncooked instant rice
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1 cup canned stewed tomatoes
  • 2 medium sweet red or green peppers, cut in half lengthwise and seeded
  • 2 tablespoons butter-flavored cracker crumbs
  • 2 bacon strips, halved
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 735 calories, 43 g fat (18 g saturated fat), 83 mg cholesterol, 1,949 mg sodium, 62 g carbohydrate, 9 g fiber, 28 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a skillet, cook the sausage, onion and garlic in oil until meat is browned. Add the broth, kidney beans, rice and Cajun seasoning. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5 minutes or until rice is tender. Add tomatoes. Simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes or until thickened.
  2. Place pepper halves in a greased shallow 1-1/2-qt. baking dish. Place 1-1/2 teaspoons cracker crumbs in each pepper half. Fill with sausage mixture.
  3. In a skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until lightly browned, Top each pepper with half of cheese and 1 bacon half. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 25-30 minutes or until bacon is crisp. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Smoked Sausage-Stuffed Peppers in Cooking for One or Two Cookbook 2003, p191

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 735 calories, 43 g fat (18 g saturated fat), 83 mg cholesterol, 1,949 mg sodium, 62 g carbohydrate, 9 g fiber, 28 g protein.

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