Stuffed Sweet Peppers with Tomato Stew

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Okay, so I’ve been really bad for letting this blog slip away from me. A lot has happened in the last year since my most recent post of pumpkin seed pesto. I’m not going to bore you with the details but long story short, blogging became dull because I wasn’t getting much feed back on the posts and it was primarily focused on food. It’s hard to dedicate all your time off on doing nothing but writing recipes, preparing food to cook, taking multiple photos of the food with terrible lighting in your apartment and then finding the time to edit the photos and post about it. It’s a lot of work and Ive been too busy on my days off to keep up with it. Enough with the excuses though, I’m ready to get back in blog world and start fresh.

As you may have noticed I changed some things up a bit. The name of the blog has been switched from Driven2eat and replaced by Whisked Away. My goal, in hopes of being a more active blogger is to focus on other interests I have that keep me busy that will give me something to write about. I do less cooking now that my work schedule has me all over the place with inconsistent hours. The amount of food posts that I would actually dedicate the time to in putting up would be maybe 2 a month if that. Other interests that I have that I personally feel others would enjoying learning about is wine and crafts. I’m a huge pinterest whore, I make a lot of things at home that I would love to show off for others to make for gifts or personal use. A good portion of my crafts all come from wine corks that I save from work and drinking at home. It’s a great way to recycle and reuse them. It’s amazing the simple things you can make out of cork. Again, I’m getting off topic but I just wanted to say, Driven2eat is back and with a minor makeover ready to whisk you away with new recipes, wines to try and crafts to make. I hope you enjoy the fresh concept. Cheers!

If you’re looking for a quick and delicious dinner for 2, these stuffed peppers are the way to go. Just add a starch of your choice (I went with quinoa). This recipe isn’t very filling, just as a heads up. If you’re a heavy eater, I’d go with a fuller starch (like mashed potatoes) and yield 2 peppers for yourself. Great dinner option for the summer when you’re looking for a lighter meal!

Prep Time: 20 Minutes

Total Time: 40 Minutes

Yield: 2 Peppers/person

Mise en Place:

-2 Sweet Anaheim Peppers, sliced down the middle, seeds removed

-1/2 lb Uncooked Hot Chorizo Sausage, or sausage of your choice

-Tomato Stew, see recipe below

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Tomato Stew:

Yield: 2 Peppers worth

Total Time: 15 Minute

Mise en Place:

-2 Large Tomatoes. Cut in 1/4’s, remove stems, then cut in 1/3 (large dice, leave seeds in)

-6 Garlic Cloves, sliced thin

-2 Tablespoons Granulated Sugar

-2 Teaspoons Salt

-1 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil

Method of Prep:

-In a medium sauce pot over medium heat, add oil and brown garlic.

-Add in tomatoes, sugar and salt. Stir.

-Reduce heat and allow to simmer slowly until tomatoes are soft and liquid begins to thicken.

-Taste, adjust seasoning if needed.

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Method of Prep for Peppers:

-Set oven to 350 degree Fahrenheit.

-Stuff the peppers with approximately 2-3 oz uncooked sausage until full.

-Place in an oven safe casserole dish. Ladle a layer of stew on the bottom of dish. Place peppers on top. Cover with remaining stew on top.

-Place in oven and allow to cook until Sausage is fully cooked, approximately 20 minutes. (Use a knife or toothpick to stick in the center of the meat to check for doneness. It’s ready when center is hot.)

-Enjoy with your choice of starch and fresh grated Parmesan and chiffonade basil on top.

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Driven2Eat

Food & Wine connoisseur, I love to make beautiful things even if nobody cares. Nikon D3100 photo journalist and writer. I've started this blog to share my enthusiasm of the culinary world among other personal interests with folks who maintain involvement in the food world and to enliven others who want to develop a love for cooking, crafting and wellness. Be active, be healthy, be happy. Thanks for stopping by! Cheers :)

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