Ray’s Own Brand Spinach and Hot Italian Sausage Stuffed Peppers

Sausage-Stuffed-PeppersINGREDIENTS:

1 Bag baby spinach

2 slice white sandwich bread

¼ cup milk

1 large egg

2 tbsp. freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

2 tbsp. pine nuts

2 tbsp. Chopped red onion

1 lb. Ray’s Own Brand Hot Italian sausage

Salt

Freshly ground black pepper

8 small Italian frying peppers

¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil

1 cup canned tomato sauce

1 cup low-sodium chicken broth

DIRECTIONS:

  1. In a large skillet, cook the spinach over high heat just until wilted, about 1 minute. Drain and press out all of the water. Coarsely chop the spinach. Rinse out and dry the pan.
  2. In a large bowl, knead the chopped bread with the milk, egg, and cheese to form a paste. Knead in the pine nuts, onion, Ray’s Own Brand Hot Italian sausage, and spinach, and season lightly with salt and pepper. Using lightly moistened hands, divide the mixture among the pepper halves and lightly pack it in.
  3. In the skillet, heat the olive oil until shimmering. Add the stuffed peppers, filling side down, and cook over high heat until well-browned, about 4 minutes. Turn the peppers and cook until the skins are browned and blistered, about 4 minutes longer.
  4. Add the tomato sauce and chicken broth, cover, and simmer until the ROB Hot Italian sausage filing is cooked through and the peppers are tender, 5 to 6 minutes. Transfer to plates and serve right away.
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