Cajun Stuffed Green Peppers
2 boxes of Zatarains Dirty Rice Mix
6 large green bell peppers
2 large onions diced
2 tsp. + 1 tsp. olive oil
1 pound of ground meat
12 ounces of frozen small shrimp
salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
1/4 cup grated mozzarella cheese
Preheat oven to 375F.
Cut off a fairly generous amount of the stem end of peppers, then remove seeds. Don’t throw away the tops! We will be chopping these up later!
Place hollowed-out peppers in a baking dish that you’ve sprayed with non-stick spray.
Dice the pepper tops and the onion into fairly small dice.
Cook rice according to package directions.
In a skillet, heat 1 table spoon of olive oil. Brown meat. Then drain in a colander and place shrimp in the heated pan and cook shrimp. Once the shrimp is done, you can combine the beef and shrimp.
Heat 2 tsp. olive oil in a large skillet, then saute diced pepper and onion. For about 5 minutes.
In the skillet, combine the meat and onion/pepper mixture. Then add cooked rice. season the mixture with salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste.
Stuff the filling mixture into the peppers, using a spoon to press the mixture down so it’s tightly packed.
I had extra filling!! But that’s fine, I have lunch for tomorrow!
Bake peppers for 45 minutes, then remove from oven and put a generous pinch of grated mozzarella on top of each pepper.
Put peppers back into the oven and bake about 10-15 minutes more, until cheese is melted and lightly browned.