Deconstructed Stuffed Peppers

  • 2 large bell peppers, thickly sliced vertically (yield about 23 cups)
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups long grain white rice
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 1 cup chopped green peppers
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup red wine, such as merlot
  • 1 pound ground beef, chicken or turkey
  • 1 pound Italian sausage in bulk (out of casing)
  • 1 1/4 cup chicken or veggie stock
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can of chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 Tbsp CWG No Salt Italian blend
  • 1Tbsp CWG Garlic Herb blend
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 4 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sriracha sauce

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bring a medium pot of salted water to a boil and place thick sliced peppers into water. Cook five minutes, drain and run under cold water. Set aside. Over medium high heat, bring olive oil to hot and add raw rice. Sauté rice for five minutes stirring frequently. Rice will brown somewhat but be careful to not let it burn by stirring and controlling the heat. Add onions, peppers and garlic to rice and continue to sauté for three more minutes. Add wine and stir quickly. Mixture will bubble and wine will get absorbed by the rice. Move the rice mixture to the sides of the pan and place the beef and pork in the center. Stir and mix the meat to cook until no pink shows, about tem minutes leaving the rice pressed to the sides of the pan while cooking. Add both stocks, tomatoes, tomato paste,and seasonings. Stir to combine all contents and keep on heat just until mixture is hot. Remove the pan from the burner. Top mixture with parmesan cheese. Then top with sliced blanched green bell peppers spreading evenly across the top. In a small microwavable bowl, mix ketchup, Worcestershire sauce and Sriracha sauce. Heat mixture in microwave until hot. Spread evenly over top of peppers. Place pan uncovered into oven and bake for about 10-15 minutes or until rice is tender. If you would like the top to be browned more, place under broiler for a few minutes.

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