I have been struggling to make something:
Seriously? What could that possibly be? We all get stuck in our cooking ruts especially when we are trying to stick to a program or plan. I had a genius idea the other day....stuffed peppers! They are a wonderful fall/winter food and can be healthy if you use proper ingredients and cooking methods.
I looked up a few recipes and used what I thought was best from them
Dad's Stuffed Bell Peppers
My buddy Robert Irvine's Stuffed Peppers
For my peppers - I baked them first like Robert, then added some extra veggies to the mix like he does (thanks Robert!). Then I used brown rice and extra lean ground sirloin divided perfectly on a food scale so each pepper had 3oz of meat.....tedious! but good nonetheless.....
Then I really liked that topping from Dad's so I used that.....perfecto!!!! Oh, and I discovered Heinz No Salt Added Ketchup - there are literally ZERO mgs of sodium in this ketchup. Hooray!
I baked 45 mins and the stuffing was a perfect 145 degrees and the pepper still had a nice crunch while being cooked through.
(my other trick - I like to like the bottom of pans with foil so clean up is easier...PLUS foil is recycle able).