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Monday, April 11, 2016

Stuffed Pepper Casserole - and Meal Pairing

In my book (shameless plug: Eating on the Cheap) I talk about meal pairing and this is a super example. Watch the meal transformation:

Saturday - chicken and broccoli pasta

  • cooked a pound of pasta, but only used half for tonight

Sunday - pasta marinara with ground beef

  • used rest of pasta from Saturday
  • cooked a small amount of ground beef to add to sauce, then used that pan to cook more ground beef and ground sausage
  • added leftover sauce to cooked meat
  • also cooked rice in the pressure cooker while browning the meats

Monday - stuffed pepper casserole

  • used meat, sauce, and rice from Sunday

With the magic of prepping ahead, the stuffed pepper casserole took less than 10 minutes from refrigerator to table. 

I sliced bell peppers, tossed them in olive oil and layered them in the bottom of a pan, then put them under the broiler while I warmed up the filling (that was already cooked.) 
Then I dumped all the filling on top of the pan full of peppers, topped it with a mix of breadcrumbs, nutritional yeast, olive oil, and Jane's Krazy salt and broiled for another couple of minutes. Super easy and delicious! 

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