Stuffed Bell Peppers in a Snap!

Happy Halloween! We had to turn off our porch light and blow out the pumpkin candles because the trick or treaters tricked us out of treats. Our bowl is empty (minus the few pieces I stashed for the manfriend).

For a while now, I've been wanting to whip up some stuffed bell peppers. They're not only a healthy option, but they are mighty tasty, contain simple ingredients and don't take too long to prepare! I scoured several recipes online just to make sure I wasn't missing some key ingredient or step. Turns out, it was as simple as I had thought.

I wanted to make us a tasty, but not heavy dinner while we were watching the Oregon Ducks beat the USC Trojans AND carving pumpkins! :) I also wanted to make sure we had some real food before heading off to two Halloween parties where we'd be imbibing and snacking away.

First, cut your bell peppers in half.

Then, chop up and saute your choice of veggies (I used mushrooms, red onions, red pepper), add black beans and season (taco seasoning, chili powder, etc).

If you're a meat eater, ground turkey might also be a good addition here. Meanwhile, cook up some 10 min brown rice.

Mix it all together and add a little feta if you wish (I did because feta makes it betta)! Stuff those bell peppers and top with your choice of cheese (I used sharp Tillamook cheddar).

Cook at 400 for 30-45 minutes. Let cool for a few minutes.

Add some salsa and sour cream (or in this case, plain yogurt) and devour!

And for my contribution to the runner party we were going to, I made pumpkin molasses cookies. Yum is all I have to say about that.

Check back tomorrow for our Halloween costumes! They were definitely a hit.

Comments

Oh yum! Those look delish! I have never made stuffed peppers, but I like all the ingredients so i am sure I would like them! There is a recipe for them on the back of my box of quinoa that I have been meaning to try. I need to do that sometime soon!

Cant' wait to see the halloween costumes!
Stuffed peppers are a great way to sneak in some leftovers :)
Those look SO GOOD! I must try making these this week!!!
Lisa said…
Yum, I love stuffed peppers. That salsa and sour cream look awesome on top of them. I'll have to remember to add those on next time. By the way, I'm holding a CSN giveaway on my blog and you're welcome to come by and enter. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2010/11/45-csn-giveaway.html
Liz said…
So you know how we live really close, well maybe I can stop by for dinner someday because that looks Delicious!!!
Sassy Molassy said…
Liz-Haha. Well, you're welcome to come down for dinner sometime although I'm in Eugene so it's a bit of a drive from Ptown. ;)
Erin said…
This recipe looks SOOOOO delicious! I'm putting it on my "cook list" for the week :)
Run Jess Run said…
Feta always makes everything betta;)

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