Cooking Challanege Week Two: An Old Staple

by - Thursday, January 14, 2010

For this week's recipe I decided to put a twist on a recipe my mom used to make all the time when I was younger, stuffed peppers.

When I was little, I never really liked them. In fact, I complained and moaned every time she made them.

But now that I'm all grown up and I actually like peppers, I figured it was a good time revisit this old recipe.

I was in search of an organic pepper at the grocery store, but no luck. Instead I ended up with this beast.

I chopped off the top and cleaned out the insides.

And then I prepared my filling. I used instant brown rice and a can of black beans.

I mixed that with tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce and some onion powder and then scooped as much as would fit into the pepper.

After drizzling the last bit of tomato sauce on top of the filling

I popped it in the oven at 400 degrees for 30 minutes.

In the end it wasn't super delicious. I probably could have used some more spices and stuff to give it a little more flavor, but it was definitely yummy.

In workout news, I did 30 minutes on the elliptical last night with no hip pain and then rolled out my IT band and iced it while I read. I'm planning on making a massage therapy appointment for sometime soon. I'm hellbent on getting my hip back in working order.

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  1. I haven't had stuffed peppers since I was living at home! Except, my mom made it with hamburger meat... I might have to revisit that recipe myself! :)

    Glad to hear you didn't have any hip pain while on the eliiptical!

  2. mmmm...stuffed peppers. I need to try that.

    Good news on the hip pain. I hope you get it all settled out.

  3. Anonymous12:47 PM

    That is one big pepper! Funny how we end up likign things we once hated. The stuffed pepper looks great.

  4. I've never had stuffed peppers but obviously should try since on a list of foods I love, rice, beans and peppers are pretty close to the top. ;)

  5. also, I don't know if it's just me but your website is only letting me comment through my Google (Blogger) account, not through Wordpress.

  6. At age 40-something, I should try to revist the pepper again, it sort of scares me sometimes but that looks good. Thanks!

  7. Yummy - looks so good!

  8. never had one of those before, and always too intimidated by how "hard" they look to make! you make it look and sound easy... so i will have to man up and try to make one here soon :)

  9. Oh man...I have never, and will never like stuffed peppers!! I love peppers (and like the stuffing part!), but I just don't like the peppers when they're cooked. So weird! They look good, however. :)