Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Recipe Swap! ~ a new take on Stuffed Peppers

Life has caught up to me this beginning of January, 2012. I go full speed ahead most of the time, but a few obstacles have been determined to sideline me. So that said, I apologize to Melissa at Delicious Meliscious. I am uncharacteristically late with this Recipe Swap entry & it has nothing to do with the challenge. Wow, what was the swap challenge you ask?! We were given one of our fellow cooking friend's Blogs & told to choose ANYTHING we wanted to make. Given Melissa's blog, this was difficult indeed. I really wanted to make her flourless chocolate cake (yummmm) & will but was delighted when simultaneously my hubby agreed to stuffed peppers & we found chorizo in a Manhattan market. Score! So I quickly placed Melissa's Chorizo Stuffed Bell Peppers on the menu. They were a welcome switch from our usual Italian stuffed peppers. They were also more work intensive & spicier so this won't be a regular for us but it was tasty! I skipped the rice part (due to a pantry mishap) & served bowtie pasta on the side. DeLish. Thank you, as always too to Sarah at A Taste of Home Cooking for organizing the swap!

Chorizo Stuffed Bell Peppers
adapted from Delicious Meliscious
  • 6 bell peppers, tops cut off and seeded  
  • 1 pound chorizo sausage
  • 1 stalk celery, minced
  • 1 carrot, minced 
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion 
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • chopped fresh basil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup shredded Mozzarella Cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

In a large skillet, cook chorizo until almost brown. Drain fat. Stir in celery, carrots, onions, and garlic. Cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, parsley, basil, rice, and water. Cover, and simmer until rice is cooked, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat, & mix in Mozzarella cheese.

Place peppers upright in a baking pan. Stuff each pepper with the chorizo mixture. Sprinkle extra cheese on top.

add the water to the bottom of the pan with extra chorizo stuffing.

Bake in preheated oven about 30 minutes.


  1. I'm sorry to hear that life got in the way but I'm glad you were able to make something that you both enjoyed. :) Thanks, as always, for being part of the swaps!

  2. OMG this looks so wonderful! Great job.

  3. So glad you were able to try them. An Italian version sounds good, too! Thanks for trying it!

    1. We loveeeee peppers! Love your blog too!