Rizer's Sausage Stuffed Peppers

Rizer's Sausage Stuffed Peppers are a great new addition to your weekly meal plans!
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr

Equipment

  • baking pan, frying pan, tin foil

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 Cup Zataran's Dirty Rice
  • 1/4 Cup diced red onion
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1/2 pack Rizer's Mild Loose Sausage approximately 1/2 lb
  • 1/4 cup diced grape tomatoes
  • 3 peppers (red, yellow,orange or green- your choice)
  • 1 Cup cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 Cup spinach optional
  • Cups water

Instructions
 

  • To start, make Zataran's Dirty Rice according to box instructions (you'll need to prepare approx. 1/2 cup of uncooked rice)
  • While the rice is cooking, preheat over to 350°F. Cut the tops off of the peppers, gut them, and wash them well. Place in baking pan, pour in approx. 1½ cups of water into the bottom of the pan. Cover with tin foil. Bake approximately 20 minutes. Note: This will ensure the peppers are very tender after final baking. If you prefer a crunchy pepper, skip this step.
  • In a frying pan on med, cook ¼ cup of diced red onions until soft. Add in 1 Tablespoon of tomato paste and combine.
  • Add ½ pack of Rizer's Mild Loose Sausage (approx ½lb of sasusage) to the onion/paste. Cook until sausage is done- approx. 10-15 minutes.
  • Drain excess grease.
  • Pour sausage mixture back into the pan. Add in cooked rice and ¼ cup diced grape tomatoes. Mix until combined.
  • By this point, you peppers should be done with the first phase of baking. Remove them from the oven, stuff peppers with sausage/rice mixture, add cheese if desired, top with tin foil and bake for another 20 minutes.
  • If needed, remove tin foil and bake until cheese is melted. Top with shredded spinach if desired!
  • serve warm and enjoy!