Friday, October 17, 2014

Spooky Vegetarian Bell Peppers


Hi everyone,  today's recipe is a healthy vegetarian dish for your Halloween party, really easy, and simply delicious! I hope you give it a try! Enjoy

Makes 4-6 
Ingredients:
  • 4-6 Bell Peppers
  • 1½ Cup Black Beans
  • 1½ Cup Garbanzo Beans
  • 1½ Cup Corn Kernels
  • 1 chopped Onion
  • 1 14oz can tomatoes in juice
  • ½ Cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning or Dry Oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Crushed red Pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 4-6 Cheese slices (optional)

Preheat the oven to 400ºF

Wash your bell peppers.  Remove about 1in from the top of your peppers, (reserve the tops, because you will need them later!)  Now remove the seeds and veins from the inside of all the peppers.  Carve a spooky face on each pepper and set the peppers aside until you are ready to use them.

In a skillet on medium heat, heat up the oil, then cook the onion and garlic for about two or three minutes or until often, then add in the tomatoes and season with all the spices and salt to taste,  stir well and continue to cook for 3 more minutes, just to warm up the tomatoes.

Then add in the garbanzo beans, the black beans, corn kernels and cilantro, stir  and continue to cook for five more minutes.  After five minutes, taste the flavor, add more salt and pepper if needed, continue to cook until the Garbanzo beans get the texture and consistency that you like, I like my garbanzo beans to stay crisp so I just cooked them for 5 minutes total, if you want them to be softer, cook them for a longer time.

Stuff the peppers with the garbanzo mixture, then top the filling with the cheese, make sure the cheese stays tuck inside the pepper, so if you need to trim the cheese slices please do so.   Place the tops back onto each stuffed pepper and bake them at 400ºF for about 12-15 minutes.  (I like my peppers to stay crisp, so I just baked them for 10 minutes!)

Enjoy!

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