It's the day of the wedding for http://awoodennest.blogspot.com/. For the potluck I'm making stuffed bell peppers. Originally I had planned on making fajitas this week so I had everything I needed.
Quinoa/Sausage Stuffed Bell Peppers
4 bell peppers, any colors
Quiona, chicken broth, bay leaf
Italian sausage (I used sweet but spicy would be good)
1 small onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup fresh parsley
salt and pepper
-Gut and cut the peppers, either top off or length-wise so they will fit in an oven-safe dish. Boil them for about 5 minutes.
-Cook quinoa according to directions. I used chicken broth instead of water and added a bay leaf
-Oops, breakfast is in the picture too :-)
-Brown the Italian sausage with onion, garlic, add parsley and remove from heat
-Cook quinoa like rice, until water is absorbed, remove bay leaf
-Add quinoa to Italian sausage so it will soak up the juices. Mix them and stuff into peppers. I stuffed pepper and then put the rest of the mix in the bottom of the dish so not to waste
-Here's the cute oven dish I used-thanks Gramma!
-Bake for 30 minutes at 350. Serve warm. Add parsley to garnish. Yum!
This is where the reception is, beautiful. Off to work!