Diabetic Stuffed Pepper Recipe

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My Favorite Stuffed Pepper Recipe

Here’s  a recipe for stuffed peppers diabetic style: It’s easy to make, and easy on the waist-line.  All of the contents are diabetic-friendly and everyone in your family will like it.

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.  Slice  1 red, 1 orange and 1 green bell pepper in half and discard the seeds and stems.

Grab a big bowl and mix 1 pound of hot sausage (mild if you prefer) with 1 finely diced onion, a teaspoon each of fresh chopped basil and oregano.  If you don’t have fresh herbs, use dried. Add one chopped fresh jalapeno chili pepper with the seeds removed.

Add fresh ground pepper to taste and your favorite type of salt.  We used Himalayan Pink Salt, but you could use sea salt or kosher salt, whatever you have on hand.

Add your favorite grated cheese to this mixture (i.e.) use Mexican Four-Cheese pre-grated or grate your own Jack Cheese, Cheddar Cheese or your favorite mixture of whatever you have in your fridge.  Don’t worry, you cannot ruin this recipe, you just make it your own.  Sometimes I add tomato sauce to this recipe, but this time I left it out.  It still tastes wonderful.  Use 1/2 of the cheese in the sausage mixture, and use the other half to top the peppers if you want.

Mix all of the ingredients (1/2 of the cheese) in a big bowl and stuff the meat mixture into each pepper.  I placed them in a big frying pan that could go into the oven, but you can use a glass square baking dish, or any oven-proof dish or pan that you have. Sprinkle the remaining of the cheese on the top of each stuffed pepper.

Check at 35 minutes and if the peppers haven’t softened and wilted, check back in 10 minute intervals to see if they are done.  I hope you and your family enjoy them as much as mine did.

Answers to the Poll Questions:

Thanks to all readers who participated in that Poll I had earlier this year.    I’ll do a post next week and address all of your concerns and respond to all the questions that came in as a result of the poll.

Do you have any more questions regarding diabetes, the different types of diabetes, a diet plan, what to eat, and what to expect as a result of diabetic dieting?  Please post your questions and concerns in the comments that follow and I’ll incorporate them into the posting that I do along with the Poll results.

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To Your Good Health!

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