Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers

This one is for you Gerald!
I made these peppers a while ago but every time I go to write a post about them I draw a blank. I just cannot think of a single anecdote or story to relay- I never really ate them growing up and until recently they were never on my menu rotation. But the time has come to share them even if I have nothing to say about them other than that they are just a filling, hearty, healthy and delicious dish. Enjoy!

3 red peppers
3 green peppers
1 large onion, diced
3 Tbl oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 large carrot, diced
2 stalks celery, diced
3 cups cooked brown rice
1 Tbl cumin
2 cans tomato sauce, divided
salt and pepper
1 12oz (340gram)package Smart Ground or any other soy crumble or the equivalent amount of chopped mushrooms
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Cut the tops off of the peppers, dice them and set them aside. Make a thin slice on the bottoms so they stand up in the pan and place them in a pan. In a saute pan heat the oil and saute the onion, garlic, carrot, celery and pepper tops until they are translucent seasoning with salt and pepper. Add the Smart Ground and cook for about 5 minutes. Add one can of tomato sauce and the cumin, mix and let it cook another couple of minutes. Remove from heat and mix in the cooked brown rice and one cup of shredded cheddar cheese. Stuff the peppers with the mixture. If there is extra mixture you can just pour it around the peppers to bake along side them. Take the remaining can of tomato sauce and mix it with 1 tsp of cumin, salt, pepper and granulated garlic and pour over the peppers. Top with the rest of the shredded cheese. Cover with foil and bake for one hour at 350 degrees. Remove the foil and bake another 15 minutes until the cheese is melted.


  1. Hi Mrs. Gush Gourmet,
    Greetings from the other side of the hill.
    Thanks for the recipe....looking forward to trying it in the next few days.

    Special regards to Mr. Gush Gourmet


  2. I forwarded this recipe to the attention of a vegetarian friend, I myself prefer meat stuffing, if the picture is any indication it looks delicious nonetheless.


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