Sunday, March 31, 2013

Brunch Stuffed Peppers

These sound a little weird from the get-go, but they are worth it. Essentially, it's like a little quiche inside a pepper. They're colorful, and delicious, but actually pretty filling. If you don't like peppers, they're probably not for you, but other than those weirdos in my family, I think this was a crowd pleaser. 

The Recipe
Recipe courtesy of Paula Deen

4 yellow bell peppers (I doubled the recipe, and used 4 orange bell peppers too)
1 cup frozen shredded hash browns, thawed
1/2 (16-oz) package bacon, cooked and crumbled (I used sweet Italian sausage instead of bacon)
3 large eggs
3/4 cup shredded Cheddar-Monterey Jack cheese blend (I might suggest a little more cheese)
3/4 cup whole milk
1/2 cup biscuit mix (I used heart-healthy Bisquick)
1/4 cup sour cream
2 Tbl chopped green onion
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Remove the top 1/2-inch of each pepper and discard the tops/seeds. Arrange the peppers, cut side up in an 8x8 baking dish. (If the peppers don't stand up, you can slice a little off the bottom to make it flat- but make sure not to puncture the pepper at the bottom or the filling won't stay in! --yes I made this mistake...) Fill the bottom of each pepper evenly with hash browns and meat. 
  3. In a large bowl, combine eggs, cheese, milk, Bisquick, sour cream, green onion, salt and pepper and whisk until combined. Pour mixture evenly into peppers and bake appx 1 hour. (Recipe says 45 minutes but it's not long enough for a toothpick to come out clean).

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