Friday, January 19, 2007

Easy Stuffed Bell Peppers

Several Louisiana companies package a Cajun Dirty Rice mix that is good to stuff bell peppers.
Start with picking out nicely firm bell peppers. Cut the tops off and remove seeds and pith. You can boil or microwave the peppers until cooked but retain shape, el dente like.

Prepare the Dirty Rice mix according to the package directions with ground meat or whatever meat you like. Use the prepared Dirty Rice mix to put inside the slightly cooked peppers.
Here is where people differ some add an Italian red gravy, use the pre packaged can spaghetti sauce. And some like them plain with just the moisture from cooking. Place the stuffed peppers in a cooking dish with whatever gravy you like on top sitting in a little water and cook until done. You can do this in an oven or microwave just cover with foil or plastic wrap depending on where you cook them. I often wondered if you took Boudin Sausage out of the casing and stuffed peppers with it how it would work?

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