Barley-Stuffed Bell Peppers
Stuffed bell peppers are one of my favorite meals. They’re easy and versatile. This time, I decided to try something different: barley. In addition to being high in fiber, barley is also high in selenium, phosphorus, copper and manganese. And also because of its high B vitamin content, it has also shown to help lower cholesterol. Go barley!
1 C pearled barley
2-1/2 C water or vegetable broth
3 large peppers, or 4 medium ones
1/2 red onion, diced
1/2 C pimentos, diced
6 large mushrooms, diced
1 Field Roast sausage, Apple Sage flavor (excellent source of protein)!
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp olive oil
3/4 C vegan cheddar, shredded
1/3 C Tofutti sour cream
Salt and pepper, to taste
In a large saucepan, bring the broth to a boil. Stir in the barley, reduce heat to low, cover, and cook for 45 minutes.
Meanwhile, preheat oven to 375. Cut the tops off the peppers, clean out the innards, wash, and set aside. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil and garlic. Add the onion and Field Roast, which I just chopped up.
Add the mushrooms and cook for about 3 minutes. Add the barley, pimento, cheese, and sour cream. Combine well.
Stuff the peppers with the barley mixture. Press down with every scoop to maximize the full capacity of the pepper Place into a baking dish.
Cover and bake for 35 minutes. Uncover and bake another 5 minutes. Enjoy!
- Grains , Main Dishes