Thursday, September 27, 2012

Gluten Free Stuffed Peppers

Hello GF Friends! :)

Sorry I've been a little quiet the past few days. Did I mention that we are putting up our house for sale (very exciting! Time for an upgrade!), that Chloe started school in a new class (+ that it's been quite the transition), and that summer/early fall cleaning is in full effect in our house?

Did I mention that in order to sell your house, you shouldn't cook in the kitchen and make a big mess? (I'm laughing on the inside...NOT!)

No? Well, now you've officially been informed. ;) My goal is to write on this blog every day or every other day -- so just know that this every few days business isn't going to be my "norm". It's norm for the next little while.

Anyhoo -- moving on to the delicious Gluten Free recipe that I have to share today!

Stuffed Peppers!

This was literally the first time that I've ever made Stuffed Peppers + it certainly won't be the last! It's now my favorite recipe! It's timing also couldn't be more perfect, now that Fall has officially arrived. :) It just me on a cold night. Well, if we had cold nights already here in Southern California.

Not to be confused, of course, with eat me just after you do your Insanity workout + you're sweating to death. HA! (Which is going GREAT by the way!)


Hello sweaty, shiny faces...

{All in the name of a good laugh!}

It was still amazingly de-lish + I enjoyed every bite! Despite the exhaustion from my workout + despite that it was hard to lift the fork to my face. HA!

And yes, if you're wondering, we use dinner as a reward for doing our workout. Clever, right? ;) Sometimes I have dessert waiting too. You know...for double the motivation!

What can I say? We're FOODIES through and through!

Moving on...
I got this recipe from the Artisinal Gluten-Free Cooking Cookbook that I shared with you all a little bit ago. I'm seriously impressed by how this dish turned out + it makes me eager to try some more recipes in this book!

Ready to make these delicious mini masterpieces too?

Follow my lead, Gluten Free friends! :)


Note: If you don't have any cooked white rice around like we do -- go ahead and do that first. You'll need 1 cup for the recipe!

Got some rice ready? You're all set to go!


Prep Time...
First start by Preheating your oven to 350 degrees.

Next, you'll need trim cut off the tops of 4 bell peppers (any color of your choice; I went with red + green. I was feeling festive!) + remove the stems, seeds, and membranes.

Then dice up 1/2 of a medium sized onion + 1/2 of one more bell pepper.

The directions in the recipe said that I should dice up the tops of the bell peppers I already used (which you could do) -- but honestly -- I couldn't quite figure out how that was possible, so I used a 1/2 of an additional bell pepper.

Yep, that's how I roll. I will always choose the easy + less time consuming route. If it takes time to figure out what to do -- I skip it, move on + come up with a variation of my own! ;)

Time To Bake {Round 1}...
Next, drizzle a little bit of olive oil in the bottom of a baking pan (cookie sheet) and place the peppers cut-side down. Rub the oil all over them on the back sides as well.

Bake the peppers for 25 minutes, or until the flesh is tender and the skin starts to look a little brown. Just a little!

Skillet Time...
Meanwhile, heat a small amount of olive oil in a skillet. Add the diced onion, reserved diced bell peppers, and garlic. Saute until the onion is translucent.

Add the ground turkey and cook until browned.

Stir in the cup of cooked rice.

Stir in the can of diced tomatoes (including the liquid).

Add the Worcestershire sauce, dried oregano, dried basil + salt and pepper.

Remove the peppers from the oven and turn them over so the cut sides are now facing up (like a bowl). Begin filling up your peppers with the filling.

Sprinkle some fresh cheese on the top + Bake for an additional 20-25 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Serve + Enjoy!! :)

Voila! You're finished! Not too difficult, right? :)

Happy GF Eating, My Friends + Happy Stuffed Pepper Cooking!

P.S. Did you decide to make this dish + you loved how it turned out? Comment below + let me know or post a picture to my Instagram and CC me by putting "@House054" in the comment section of your photo.

That way, I can see all the beautiful Gluten Free deliciousness-es (It's fun to make up new words, LOL) that you make! ;) And please, let me know if you have any questions. I know many of you are new on this GF journey!
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1 comment:

  1. I love these stuffed peppers! They are easy to make, healthy, and tasty! Thank you house54 for the deliciousness!!!!


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