Stuffed Cubanelle Peppers Italian Style

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4 peppers




  • In a large saute pan, cook onions and sausage on high heat for about 5 minutes, until meat is browned and onions are tender.
  • Add garlic and cook for about 40 seconds, until fragrant.
  • Add crushed tomatoes, beef stock, and fresh basil. Stir together until basil is wilted.
  • Place mixture into a large bowl with rice, hot sauce, and mozzarella cheese. Stir well to combine. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Evenly add stuffing to peppers, leaving leftover stuffing in fridge for later on in the week. In olive oil in another big saute pan on medium-high heat, cook peppers until they soften and begin to slightly char. (You could also bake these as well.)
  • Serve hot.

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  1. estprice
    Tried this last night and my husband, who doesn't really like sausage, had 3!! Really loved adding my fresh basil to this, and the cheese was a great touch. I did drain my sausage before I added the garlic. I also did not have minute rice, so I waited till I had cooked the liquids down and then stirred in cooked rice. Keeping this one!
  2. my3beachbabes
    This was a great recipe for stuffed peppers! I haven't made stuffed peppers in quiet awhile and the whole family really enjoyed them. Made just as posted! Made for PAC Fall 08'. Thanks for posting
  3. Charlotte J
    The mozzarella cheese really makes this a fantastic stuffed pepper. There is enough meat/rice mixture to make 6 stuffed peppers. I only added 1 teaspoon of hot sauce. The basil was my first harvest from my new AeroGarden. I misunderstood and use cooked rice. So with stock and tomatoes in the pan, I thought there was going to be to much liquid so I added 2 handfuls of Minute Rice. I now know Austin was talking about a Minute Rice type of 'pre' cooked rice. I forgot to add the mozzarella cheese, so I added it after it was baked. I just parted the rice mixture in the center of the pepper and stuck a big slice to it. Then into the microwave for 1 minute. Great pepper, I'll be making this again. Made for *My Three Chefs* 2008 my Theme: *Stuffed Peppers*


  1. mlenke001
    So delicious! I used a mix of cubanelle & poblano peppers. I also substituted the crushed tomatoes for a can of fire roasted diced tomatoes. It definitely added some extra flavor. Topped with fresh grated Locatelli cheese. Next time I will try roasting peppers on open flame of gas stove and then bake everything. Seriously Yum!


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