You will need:
- 4 [green] peppers (big enough to stuff)
- 1 lb Sausage
- 2 servings rice
- 1/2 onion
- 1-2 cloves garlic
- 4-8oz cream cheese
Start cooking your sausage. I used Jimmy Dean 'Sage', but next time I want to use Italian Sausage.
Wash your peppers, and set to dry. While those are drying, start dicing the onion. I just used half. Start boiling the water and cooking the rice while you chop. I used White Minute rice, the 1 cup-2 serving size.
Then you need to cut the tops off the peppers. Use your own judgement so there is still enough room to fill them.
I cut around the stems on the tops and diced that pepper along with the onion. Dice some garlic too =) Saute the peppers, onion and garlic in a skillet with a little bit of olive oil. Don't let them get too soft!
Use and knife and spoon to clean out the seeds and such from inside the peppers.
After the sausage and pepper mixture are down cooking, mix them together. Add the cream cheese. Start with 1/2 an 8oz package, then go from there depending on your tastes. We used 3/4 of the package. Add your cooked rice to this.
Season as you please. We used chili powder, pepper, salt, and garlic powder. You can also add any extra cheese such as Parmesan or mozzarella. We added a bit of both.
Now you get to fill those peppers! Place them in an 8 or 9 inch pan, square or circle is great. After you fill them, top with cheese! Bake @ 375 for 30-45 minutes, depending on how soft you want your peppers.
Out of the oven! Of course we added some more cheese! They were so great, the cream cheese made the filling so great! =) Enjoy!