Friday, May 13, 2011

Grilled Stuffed Bell Peppers + More Awards

With all of the beautiful weather we've had this Spring, I've been grilling up a storm and enjoying every minute of it. I just love spending the time outdoors and it's such an easy way to prepare dinner, while taking a nice dip in the pool to relax, after a stressful day at work. Here's a Cajun fave that is very popular at my house and is just "out of this  world" when roasted on the grill. Grilling really brings out the sweetness of the peppers and the spicy filling is oh so good! Cest bon, cher! Enjoy!

Grilled Stuffed Bell Peppers

6 large bell peppers, any color
1 lb. lean ground beef or bulk sausage
1 onion, chopped
1/2 bell pepper, chopped
1 large tomato, chopped
1/2 cup mushrooms, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped
1 tbs. Cajun or Creole seasoning
1 tbs. Worcestershire sauce

2 small cans tomato sauce
Few shakes of hot sauce
1 cup cooked rice
2 tbs.'s olive oil
Shredded cheese

Cut off tops of bell peppers and wash, inside and out, remove seeds, and set aside. Chop veggies.

Brown ground beef or sausage on medium heat, in large skillet and drain. Add onions, bell peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms, jalapeno, and garlic, and stir fry for 10 minutes. Add Worcestershire sauce, tomato sauce, and Cajun seasoning, and mix well. Lower heat, cover and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add hot sauce and stir well. Add cooked rice and mix gently until well combined. Drizzle a little olive oil, inside and outside of bell peppers. Fill peppers with meat mixture and place in a grill pan. On medium heat, grill on indirect heat for about 30 minutes.Top with cheese, if desired and, grill for 5 more minutes.

These go perfectly with anything else you are grilling, as a delicious side dish or they can easily stand alone as an entree, with a big tossed salad, and French bread. Cest bon, cher!!

I'll be sharing these at  Full Plate Thursday, Potluck FridaySaturday Nite Special, and This Week's Cravings.

For my Seafood Stuffed Bell Pepper recipe, click here.

More Awards

My dear friend, Jessica @ cajunlicious has done it again! She has so graciously given me another 8 awards and I am so honored! Merci beaucoup, cher, I really appreciate all of them! I'm supposed to pass these "8 awards rolled into 1"  package deal, to 15 of my favorite  "foodie" bloggers. So I have decided to pass them on to these 15 bloggers who greatly inspire me with their fabulous recipes and are so supportive with their their lovely comments. Congrats and many thanks to all, for your continued friendship and support! Ya'll are the best!

In no particular order, they are:

Please pay them all a visit when you find time and tell them I sent you! Hope you all have a great weekend, filled with fun and happy times. Merci beaucoup for stopping by!


sussah said...

Hi Marguerite, I'm getting a deja vu-- did you have to re-create this after the great Blogger outage of 2011? thanks for taking the trouble, it looks great. sp

fishyfacedesigns said...

I look forward to checking out the blogs I am not familar with! Have a wonderful weekend!
Take care,

Kat said...

Congrats on all the awards. Those peppers are not only pretty looking, but mouth watering delicious lookin'. Sure wish I lived closer to you! I don't know how you do it all and work too! I hope you are not affected by the coming floods.

Kat said...

P.S. Do you have a cookbook, if not, you should! I just found your Cook Eat Share site!!

RNSANE said...

Stuffed peppers are wonderful! I can't believe I haven't had them in years. It's just me at home alone now but, when I am having my three sons home fo a visit, I'll be searching for this recipe!!!

Marguerite said...

sussah- Thanks, when I finally got my Google Reader back, I found it there and I copied and pasted the post into a new post. Lost the comments,though! That was some outage!

ffd- Thanks, I hope you do check them out! They are all wonderful and have awesome recipes. Have a great weekend!

Kat- Merci, cher, so glad you like the peppers and hope you try them! I wish that we lived closer, too! Sometimes it is challenging, especially when Blogger acts up! lol Thankfully, we will not be affected by the floods, but I know quite a few people who will be. So sad!

Kat- I'm still working on my cookbook and am finally starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. It is a production! Thanks, the Cook Eat Share site is great!

Carmen- So good to hear from you! These peppers are fab, especially grilled, so I hope you give them a try! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Drick said...

yes, I saw this yesterday but could not comment and I am so glad you tried the onions, one of my favorite ways to grill vidalias... thank you for the awards and I do like how they are all bundled up into a package deal, kinda of like your wonderful peppers, got so much going on and I know will be great on the grill, I have never grilled stuffed bell peppers... crazy I know, I have grilled just about every thing else.... thanks again and a raise of my to you glass to a great weekend... cheers my good friend


hey lady! wow!!! talk about esp! i was just clicking on your site from another blog and then decided to switch back and check something at one of mine and there was your comment! girl, wasn't the blogger thing a mess!!! i initially had several posts lost but managed to get them back but not all of my comments to several posts! just so happy "we're all back where we belong"!!! have a fabulous weekend - and thanks so much for such divine recipes!!! yummmmmmm....

Jeni said...

I had also seen this post yesterday -so glad Blogger restored those posts they obliterated! But I had wanted to post yesterday and couldn't so here I am now. I LOVE stuffed peppers. So does my daughter, Mandy. The grandkids -no way, Jose! But every now and again, the two little ones go and spend a night and a day with Mandy's best friend and her family and I will have to remember to try your recipe -which sounds truly divine -for a great meal for me and my daughter! Thanks, Marguerite!

The Harried Cook said...

hi :) it is my first time visiting your blog and I love what I've seen so far! I will be back for more :) Love this post too... my husband is a huge fan of stuffed peppers and this would make him a very happy man! :) Thanks for sharing...

kitchen flavours said...

Your stuffed peppers looks delicious! And thank you so much for the awards!
Wishing you a lovely weekend!

Martha (MM) said...

Your peppers look so delicious! Congrats on your awards and thank you for passing them on to me - I'm honored. Have a wonderful weekend my friend :-)

Erin @ EKat's Kitchen said...

This looks fab! I have just about everything to make this, and so, this may be dinner tonight... especially since I've been considering making stuffed peppers! Thanks so much for linking to Friday Potluck again, I love your contributions!

Kittie Howard said...

Congratulations! We adore stuffed peppers. Hmmm, haven't made them in a bit...

I'm heartsick about what's going to happen. Guess you've figured out the Morganza Spillway is in my backyard. I've got cousins near Morgan City. One lives in a houseboat.

Besides the lifestyle, home, and property damage (beyond measurement!!!), that fresh water is going to throw the oyster crop into turmoil, for starters. Just when I think it can't get any worse, it does.

Marguerite said...

Drick- Merci beaucoup for your sweet comment! You're very welcome! Hope you try the grilled bell peppers, they are so good! Cheers back to you, cher!

Gypsy- Wow, and you're so right about the whole thing being a mess! Whew, glad that's over with! lol Merci, hope that yours is fab, too! You're welcome!

Jeni- Thanks, I'm so glad that you like them and want to try them. Since Kurtis liked the enchiladas, maybe he would try a stuffed pepper!:) If not, hope that you and Mandy enjoy them! You're welcome!

THC- Hi and welcome! Thanks so much for your lovely comment and for following. I love your blog, too, and will be following you back! Thanks for stopping by!

Joy- Thanks, so glad you like them! You're so welcome! I will be posting the ones that you gave me, next! Thanks, hope yours is, too!

Pooch Purple Reign said...

ive been thinking about getting a little outdoor grill for here. i was looking at them last time i was back in ontario. they even had cute little pastel coloured ones.
thanks so much for the awesome recipe. i usually pass them on to my brother. i traveled to louisiana with him and we both loved it
happy sunday
~laura xx

Pam said...

Marguerite, your peppers are perfect! We love them and have to try your version with the great Cajun seasoning! Congrats on the awards! You are very deserving of them! Thanks for passing them on to me. That's so sweet of you!

Miz Helen said...

Hi Marguerite,
My goodness girl, just look at all those wonderful award you have and certainly deserve! Thank you so much for passing them along to me, I am very humbled by your kindness. I want to thank you so much for sharing your wonderful stuffed peppers with us at Full Plate Thursday. You really went through "The Blogger Storm of 2011" to bring those to the party.
You and all your friends in Cajun Country are in our thoughts and prayers as the horrible flood is coming your way. We are praying that you are ok. Hope to hear from you soon!
Miz Helen

Amanda- Eating in Winnipeg said...

my goodness! thanks! that puts me at a total of 10 awards so far! not bad for a month of food blogging!

Chef Dennis said...

HI Marguerite

My prayers and thought have been with you and your friends and neighbors through out this ordeal, I can't imagine what your going through.
I'm sorry it has taken me so long to stop by and congratulate you on your award and to thank you for thinking of me. I am truly honored to be on the list with so many wonderful bloggers!

Magic of Spice said...

Congratulations on your awards, as always very well deserved! Thank you so much for thinking of me along with these other wonderful bloggers :)
I love the idea of doing these stuffed peppers on the grill, will have to try this fantastic idea!

Kortney said...

Hi!!! I just wanted to let you know that I am stalking from the Super Stalker Sunday Hop! Thanks so much for linking up with us and I hope you have fun stalking around!

Be sure to come join us again next Sunday for another fun filled weekend of Super Stalking!

Kortney's Krazy Life