Ok, so I know it’s been a million years or 2 months since my last post. So, I’m just going to lay it on you. Probably THE BEST stuffed pepper I’ve ever made/had. All vegetarian – meat is so overrated!
- 2 -4 Red Bell Peppers (leftover stuffing if you make 2)
- 2 Sweet Onions
- 1 can Northern Beans (white ones)
- 1 handful shredded/sliced Sun-dried Tomatoes
- crushed Garlic
- Olive Oil
- 3 tsp. Chili Paste (Rooster brand – makes Sriracha)
- Soy Sauce
- Mozzarella Cheese
- grated Parmesan Cheese
- dried Parsley (optional)
- Coconut Oil (solid)
- In a large skillet, pour about 1 tablespoon olive oil and heat over medium heat.
- Add garlic. This is a personal preference on how much.
- While that sautees, for a few minutes, (don’t burn!), dice the 2 onions.
- Add onions and let get semi-translucent.
- Add the Northern Beans and stir to get coated in oil.
- Add the Chili Paste. Depends on your heat tolerance. I added about 3 teaspoons.
- Stir and simmer for a few minutes. This helps the spice cook off.
- Then add a quick circle drizzle of Soy Sauce. You’ll have to eye this one!
- Near the end (onions will be translucent, coloring will be an orange/red) add a handful of the shredded sun-dried tomatoes. (There’s a small bag from Trader Joe’s that’s super convenient!)
- Then add a few teaspoons of grated cheese and stir to coat.
- Finally, add some dried Parsley – a few shakes. Adds some color!
You’ll want to turn the heat to low or off so the filling doesn’t stick.
- Preheat your oven to 375° F.
- Grab your peppers, slice off the top and and wash/clean out seeds.
- Slice the bottom just a bit so they will sit flat in a baking sheet.
- Line a baking sheet with tin foil and using a teaspoon, spread some coconut oil around. (You can use olive oil too.)
- Using a spoon, scoop the filling inside the peppers until it just about reaches the top.
- Sprinkle some breadcrumbs on top of the filling.
- Top each pepper with a generous slice of Mozzarella (I used part-skim).
- Bake for 20 minutes. Cheese should be melted and peppers will be cooked with a little crunch! (Cook an extra 1o minutes for a softer pepper.)
Most of all, enjoy! 🙂