Stuffed Peppers

One of my goals for this year is to try to develop some of my own recipes.  I am quite good at following a recipe, but coming up with my own?  Not so much!  Here is my first attempt at an original.

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1 /2 C. uncooked quinoa

1 C. chicken stock

1 pkg. Italian sausage – mild, sweet or hot it’s your choice

1 onion chopped

2 tomatoes coarsely chopped

2 cloves garlic minced

salt and pepper to taste

4 stems of kale, ribs removed and coarsely chopped

4 bell peppers – red or yellow – hollowed out

parmesan cheese for sprinkling

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Put quinoa and chicken stock in a pot and bring to a boil.  Cover and reduce heat to low.  Let simmer for 15 min.

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Cut the top off of the bell peppers and hollow out.  Set aside.

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At the same time in a large pan, cook sausage over medium heat until half way done.  Add onion and cook through.  Add tomatoes and cook until soft.  Add garlic.  Salt and pepper to taste.  Add kale and cook until wilted.  Add cooked quinoa to sausage mixture.  Mix it all together.

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Time to stuff your peppers!  Spoon the sausage mixture into the peppers and sprinkle with parmesan.  Put into the oven for 30 minutes. 

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Enjoy with more parmesan if desired. 

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How did I do with my first original recipe?  My prince charming thinks I did OK!

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