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!