Monday, October 21, 2013

Orzo and Chicken Sausage stuffed Bell Peppers

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Recipe Adapted from: Taste of Home 
Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients: 

1. Green Bell Peppers - 6
2. Orzo - 200g
3. Pasta sauce - 1 jar
4. Olive oil - 3 tbsp
5. Salt - To taste
6. Chicken sausage - 200g
7. Garlic - 2 cloves, finely chopped
8. Onion - 1, finely chopped
9. Celery - 1 stalk, finely chopped
10. Jalapeño - 1, finely chopped
11. Summer squash - 1, finely chopped
12. Basil - 1/2 tsp
13. Oregano - 1/2 tsp
14. Black pepper - 1/2 tsp
15. Shredded mozzarella cheese - 1 cup


Preparation: 

1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
2. Cut the top portion of the peppers, remove the seeds and ribs. Keep them aside.
3. Cook the orzo according to the packet instructions and keep aside.
4. Remove the sausage from the casing and mash them and keep aside.
5. Heat oil in a pan. Add the minced garlic and mix for about 30 seconds.
6. Add the ingredients 6-14 and mix well. Cover and cook for about 7-10 mins until the sausage is cooked.
7. Add the pasta sauce, check for salt and let boil. Remove from heat and keep aside.
8. Boil some water in a saucepan (enough for the peppers to sink). Place the peppers in the boiling water for 2 mins, remove and place them in the baking dish. Fill the peppers with the stuffing and place them in the oven.
9. Bake for 15 mins, take them outside, top with the shredded cheese and bake for another 15-20 mins until the top is nice and brown.

Enjoy! :D



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