Peppers Stuffed with Italian Chicken Sausage and Brown Rice

Yesterday afternoon when I was thinking what I wanted for dinner, stuffed peppers popped in my mind. I had some Italian Chicken Sausage on hand as well as brown rice.

What is amazing about stuffed peppers is that you can put anything you like in it. This is what I used:

  • A pack of Italian Chicken Sausage
  • 1 cup of uncooked brown rice
  • 4 nice size green peppers
  • Some chopped onions
  • Some tomato sauce

Preheat oven to 360°

I cooked the sausage in a covered pan with some water on medium low heat. This took about 40 – 50 minutes min (check often to make sure there is still water in the pan and add when needed). I also cooked the brown rice according to the package which also took about 40 minutes.

Cut out the stem of the peppers and clean out the seeds. I like my peppers kind of soft so I put them in a covered dish with some water and placed them in the preheated oven to steam them and soften them a little while the other ingredients are cooking.

Once the sausage was done I cut it into little pieces and mixed it with the rice, tomato sauce, and chopped onion. Use your own desired amounts but enough to fill up the four peppers.

I stuffed the peppers with the ingredients and baked them uncovered in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes.

They came out great. You can eat them alone or add any additional sides.



Slow Cooked Beef & Brown Rice Meatballs

Need an easy meatball recipe? These came out so well. My children even liked them.

You need:

  • 1lb lean ground beef ( I have also done this with ground turkey and it came out just as good).
  • about 1 cup cooked rice ( I used brown rice)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 jar of your favorite tomato sauce ( I love tomato basil flavor)

Very simple: mix ground beef, rice, and egg in a medium bowl.  Feel free to add seasoning but it is not needed, as it slow cooks, the sauce really gives the meatballs flavor. Pour about half the sauce in the bottom of your crock pot. Then roll meatballs into your desired size. Pour the remainder of the sauce over the meatballs.

Cook on low for 7-8 hours or on high for 4 hours (until inside temperature reaches 167 ° F).

Enjoy with your favorite pasta and sides.