Sunday, September 18, 2011

CSA Week 13 & Stuffed Peppers

I've skipped over CSA Weeks 10, 11 and 12.  Week 10 I picked up the day I went to Market with my blogger friends.  By the time I got home it was late and I didn't have the motivation to take a picture of my goods. I missed Week 11 because I was on vacation.  And I don't remember what happened to week 12. So now we have Week 13!
We got: Lettuce, Green Peppers, Onions, Potatoes, Eggplant, Corn, Heirloom Tomatoes, Apples and Melons.

Since I had been stashing several green peppers over the last few weeks and these peppers have been enormous, I decided to cut the peppers in half and make Stuffed Mexican Peppers.  I mixed corn, black beans, spinach, onions, tomatoes, brown rice and mexican blend seasonings.  After sautéing that up, I stuffed the peppers, sprinkled them with cheese and baked the peppers for 30 minutes.

The filling was so delicious and made almost entirely with CSA goods.

Mexican Stuffed Peppers
2 extra large green peppers, cut in half, ribs and seeds removed
1 package of 90 second Uncle Ben's Brown Rice
1 small can of black beans, rinsed
3 ears of corn, cut off the cob
1 onion, diced
1 cup of frozen spinach defrosted
3 tomatoes, diced
mexican blend seasoning or cumin and chili powder
salt and pepper
1 cup of mexican blend cheese
In a skillet heat some olive oil and saute onion.  Add in the corn, beans, spinach and tomatoes with the seasonings.
Microwave the rice, then add it to the mixture and mix all together.  Add a half cup of cheese and turn off the heat. Incorporate the cheese in the mixture.
Cut the peppers in half.  Spray Large pan with olive oil spray and add the peppers.  Then start stuffing! Fill the peppers with the delicious mixture.
Add the cheese on top and bake for 30 minutes.  You will probably have extra stuffing which is okay- you can eat that alone : )  Enjoy!
 Simple to prepare and tons of flavor!  And I loved the filling so I didn't mind eating it for days after : )
 This dish used- from my CSA:
Green Peppers
Can't beat that!

What's your favorite way to stuff peppers?


  1. That stuffing sounds so tasty! I usually do ground beef and rice... and cheese and top them with tomato sauce.

  2. Mmm, black beans and rice sounds excellent, definitely my choice for peppers.

  3. for some reason, stuffed peppers are always a huge fail for me. maybe i try this!

  4. Yum. Stuffed it real good ;) Looks so tasty, reminds me i should make them more often!

  5. Yet another great look recipe. Thanks for the share.

  6. These sound really good! I usually stuff peppers with quinoa, tofu, etc. but I like this idea better.

    I'm curious - how long does your CSA go? 13 weeks is a long time! Do you keep getting veggies into the fall?

  7. These look great! I really need to get a CSA next year.

  8. omg yum, best looking stuffed peppers ever!! I love how you just lost track of the weeks. I imagine it gets hard to keep up!

  9. These look so tasty and filling! My favorite stuffed peppers are probably my mom's - she does stuffed peppers Indian-style with a potato filling and a spicy tomato-based sauce
    p.s. Nice to meet you last night!