It's Stuffed Peppers with Grits and Italian Sausage!
You ask, “What could possibly make a cheesy grits and Italian pork sausage combo taste better?”
Southern Living magazine has the answer:
It’s seasoned cheesy grits and Italian pork sausage, stuffing a tender bell pepper with mozzarella cheese sprinkled over all and baked!
Deliciousness comes together in this flavorful and easy meal for your family and friends too, it's that good!
Surprisingly, all bell peppers contain more Vitamin C than an orange, ranging from 95 mg in a green to a whopping 341 mg in a yellow. They're also super low-cal, containing just 45 calories per cup, making them the the perfect snack. Maybe we should be eating bell peppers instead of of reaching for a glass of sugary orange juice to ward off a cold!
And who doesn't like grits?
Here's the Ten Commandments of Grits:
1. Thou shalt not put syrup on thy Grits.
2. Thou shalt not eat Cream of Wheat and call it Grits; for this is blasphemy.
3. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbors Grits.
4. Thou shalt only use Salt, Butter and Cheese as toppings for thy Grits.
5. Thou shalt not eat Instant Grits.
6. Thou shalt not put syrup on thy Grits.
7. Thou shalt not put syrup on thy Grits.
8. Thou shalt not put syrup on thy Grits.
9. Thou shalt not put sugar on thy Grits either.
10. Thou shalt not put sugar or syrup on thy Grits.
Amen, right on!
There are 8 colors in the bell pepper family. Besides the usual green, red and yellow, the family includes orange, black, brown, ivory and purple.
Any color bell pepper could be used in this slightly adapted Southern Living recipe, I opted for red peppers simply because red is my favorite color. The important thing is to make sure the peppers are large enough to be stuffed with the cheese and grits filling, 3 of them should total about 20 ounces.
After stuffing the peppers with the savory filling, and baking them, whisk a simple vinaigrette, then toss in a few grape tomatoes to drizzle over the peppers before serving.
We all really liked this savory and satisfying version of stuffed peppers, so the recipe is a keeper!
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“He shoveled the bacon out on a plate and broke the eggs in the hot grease, and they jumped and fluttered their edges to brown lace and make clucking sounds.”~ John Steinbeck, East of Eden