Saturday, May 29, 2010

Grilled Vegetable and Rice stuffed peppers.

I bought mahi mahi and scallops for dinner, but my wife accidently put them in the freezer as we were rushing to get my daughter to swim practice.  So I did not feel like thawing them out and making dinner even later when we got home.

So she was having her usual weekend steak, which I'm avoiding for a while.  And my daughter wanted some Aidells Spicy Mango Jalapeno sausage we sampled at the store the other day.  So, with my 'Lifestyle Change' still in effect, strong as ever I wanted something HEALTHY!

What you will need for the Stuffed Peppers
  • 1 large or 2 medium bell pepper (sliced in half lengthwise and seeded)
  • 1 stalk of celery (diced)
  • 1 cup of red onion (diced)
  • 1 small zuchini
  • 1 cup of medium chopped broccoli
  • 2 cups fresh chopped spinach
  • 3 cloves of minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Parmesean Cheese
  • 1/2 can rinsed Kidney beans
  • 1 TBS Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 bag Uncle Ben's Whole Grain Medley Rice
Saute diced onion, celery and zucchini in EVOO, just until it begins to sweat.

Add in medium chopped broccoli and garlic.

Remove pan from heat and add in the spinach, kidney beans, rice and cheese and fold everything together.  Let cool before stuffing peppers.

Slice peppers lengthwise and remove the seeds and core.  I left the stems on just because....

Stuff the filling into the peppers.  I really packed it in.  I had a medium pepper and this was enough filling for 2 medium peppers or 1 large pepper.

Grill over indirect medium high heat, around 350ยบ.  Just until the pepper is tender and the filling is hot.

After about 15 minutes I added my daughters sausages.

Then added the other half of the zucchini and a small red onion that was marinated in Italian Dressing.

Seasoned my wife's top sirloin with Kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper.

Cooked the steak for 4 minutes per side over direct heat.

Dinner is ready!

My plate........and not to toot my own horn, but these were absolutely fantastic!  I watched my wife eat my favorite cut of beef and didn't miss it a bit as I enjoyed my peppers.  I AT BOTH!

And a quick pick of Linda's steak!  NO she did not eat the whole thing, only about half!

1 comment:

  1. I made this today and seeing as the recipe said it is good for 2 peppers I doubled it as I hoped to make 6 (3 peppers halved). To my amazement it was enough for the 3 peppers plus about another 5 at least. I now have one of the 3kg (6.6 pound) margarine tubs just over half full sitting in my fridge. I have no clue how you used this to stuff 1 pepper halved as mine were rather large. Other than that my only complaint was that it lacked seasoning but that is simply personal preference. An all around decent pepper. 4/5