- 2 cups of tomato sauce (use your own or pre-made)
- 1 cup of cooked rice
- 4 green peppers, halved
- 4 links of sausage
- 1 onion minced
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 2 tbl minced herbs – basil, parsley or a combination
- 1 tbl olive oil
as you know, i am really into my farmers market (don’t worry, this is just a summer thing, i hope to stop talking about it soon). a couple weeks back, as the market was opening for the season a new website/blog appeared. i was so excited, not only was it a collection of recipes from the market but a personal blog, list of all the vendors and photographs.
and then i met sheri, she has a great blog, donuts, dresses and dirt. i’ve heard of her before, turns out she actually designed my front garden years back. we have been chatting for a while, talking about recipes, food, and then we talked about me posting a recipe on the farmers market website. i was so excited, i have never guest posted before so i was a little nervous.
the first recipe i was going to submit didn’t work out. it was a garlic scape recipe and guess what? scapes are not in season anymore. i walked around the market aimlessly planning my next move. my friend has been raving about this farm stand gaia’s breath. this is actually the stand i had been getting all my scapes from and it is usually my first stop. when i go to the farmers market, i don’t think meat, i think veg. i need to change my way of thinking because gaia’s breath has the most amazing meat and poultry. tara sold me on the veal sausage. the calves are not caged, they lives free on their pastures and are never fed any milk/growth replacements or enhancers. my kind of veal (i have never actually had veal before because of the treatment of the calves).
so i had the veal and then i looked up and spotted peppers. green peppers (which are not my favorite). tara told me the peppers do not taste like the green peppers you find at the grocery, they are crisp and have a very mild flavor. she was spot on, i was in. peppers stuffed with sausage, of course.
everything but the rice was from the farmers market. the point of sending out these recipes is to show everyone that you can actually cook a whole meal from what you find there. they give you the recipe, where to find each the ingredients and which stand you can find each item at. every farmers market should do this, and if your a fan of our farmers market, check out the other recipes!
sausage stuffed peppers
- pre-heat your oven to 350.
- cook your rice or use left overs
- spread 1 cup of sauce in the bottom of your baking dish.
- remove the casings from the sausage and break up meat
- cut and clean peppers, cut veg, herb set aside.
- in a large skillet heat tbl olive oil, add onions and garlic and saute for 1 minute. add sausage and cook, breaking up with a fork or wooden spoon, until almost cooked through.
- remove skillet from heat and add rice and herbs, mix to combine.
- fill pepper halves with the sausage and rice mixture and place in baking dish, top with remaining sauce.
- cover with foil and bake for 45 minutes.
- remove foil and cook for an additional 15 minutes.
- when peppers are done, remove from the oven and let cool for about 5 minutes.