Saturday, July 6, 2013

Pepper for One (Baked Stuffed Bell Pepper)

Have you ever made something and ended up eating it all by yourself for the entire week? Even the most delicious food gets boring when eaten everyday. Besides, life is too short to eat leftovers, right? With that in mind, making a meal for one encourages you to quickly finish your food and go on to the next exciting recipe.  Try the Baked Stuffed Bell Pepper for One.


Baked Stuffed Bell Pepper (Makes 1 serving)

1 large red bell pepper
1 teaspoon olive oil (optional)
½ small onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
½ cup vegetables of choice, chopped (I used mushrooms)
1/3 cup of vegan meatless grounds
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon liquid smoke
½ teaspoon granulated onion
1 tablespoon tomato paste
Salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350 F.  In a medium skillet over medium heat, sauté onion and vegetables in olive oil or water. Add garlic, vegan meatless grounds, spices and tomato paste. Cook for 5 more minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Now prepare your pepper. Cut the top off and hollow out the center. Add the filling, put the top back on and bake for 35 to 45 minutes.

Make it soy-free/gluten-free by substituting the vegan meatless grounds for your favorite grain or legume. Be sure to cook it prior to adding it to your filling mixture.

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