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Stuffed Jack o Lantern Peppers

Stuffed Jack o Lantern Peppers

Recipe by Jennifer-June
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

40

minutes
Calories

300

kcal

Ingredients

  •    2 cups cooked short grain brown rice

  • 1 CUP SHREDDED VEGAN CHEESE OF YOUR CHOICE (OPTIONAL)

  • 2 LARGE VEGAN SAUSAGES OR 1 CUP CUBED SMOKED TOFU (OPTIONAL)

  • 2 TBSP. OLIVE OIL

  •   1 MEDIUM ONION, CHOPPED

  •  3 CLOVES GARLIC, MINCED

  • 1 STALK CELERY MINCED

  • 1 CUP CHOPPED MUSHROOMS

  • 1 CUP COOKED GREEN OR BROWN LENTILS

  •   1 CUP DICED TOMATOES

  • 3 CUPS BABY SPINACH LEAVES

  • 1 TSP. OREGANO

  • 1 TSP CUMIN

  • ½ TSP GROUND CORIANDER

  • 1 TBS NUTRITIONAL YEAST

  • 1 TBS SOY OR COCONUT AMINOS

  • FRESHLY CHOPPED PARSLEY

  • SALT AND PEPPER

  • 6 ORANGE BELL PEPPERS, TOPS AND CORES REMOVED, BUT SAVE TOPS FOR BAKING

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375°
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Cook onion until soft, about 5 minutes
  • Add garlic, celery and mushrooms, and cook about 1 minute more
  • Add sausage or smoked tofu if using
  • Stir in cooked rice, lentils and diced tomatoes
  • Add all herbs, spices, seasonings and aminos and allow to simmer until liquid has reduced slightly, about 5 minutes
  • Turn off heat, fold in baby spinach and vegan cheese (if using) and set aside
  • Take a small sharp knife, and carve the front of the peppers to look like jack-o’-lanterns
  • Place peppers cut side-up in a greased 9″-x-13″ baking dish
  • Spoon lentil rice mixture into each pepper and top with their lids
  • Bake until peppers are tender, about 35-45 minutes

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