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Sweet long peppers, oh how I love thee! These elegant looking peppers are super sweet and never ever bitter. Beef loin flap meat steak recipes They were once called Ancient Sweets but now you’ll find them called, Sweet Twister.

They’re very versatile, you can cut them into rings and use them in salads, stir fries, pizza and frittata’s, they’re great roasted and grilled and of course my favorite way is stuffed.

These beauties are so vibrant in color, who can resist? Plus they have very few ribs and seeds that are very easy to pick out and an almost hollow interior which gives them the perfect pocket for stuffing.


Over the years I have stuffed them many ways and usually a meat or sausage was involved, but this time I wanted to use the ever popular cauliflower rice and make a meatless version adding some cheese and herbs into the mix. What is the best meat for steak sandwiches Imagine a platter full as a delicious side dish or it can stand alone as vegetarian lunch with a salad on the side, I think you’ll be smitten!

I always buy frozen cauliflower rice, it’s less messy for me and I can grab a bag on a whim right out of my freezer. Cube steak meat I served my cauliflower rice stuffed peppers alongside a roasted chicken and it was a hit! I hope you give it a try.

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• Place foil on a rimmed sheet pan and drizzle the bottom with a little olive oil.

• In a saute pan drizzled with olive oil, add the onion and garlic until soft then pour in the frozen cauliflower stirring until it has defrosted and cooked a little.

• Add in all the other ingredients, garlic, parsley,basil, both cheese and tomatoes, plus salt and pepper to taste, mixing until all combined.

• Figure out which side of the pepper will lay flat and sturdy in the pan.

• Cut a slit on top being careful not to go completely through the top or pointed bottom.

• Pull out the seeds and ribs with your fingers, it will be easy.

• Drizzle the inside with a little olive oil and some black pepper.

• Fill each pepper with the cauliflower rice mixture all the way to the top.

• Place them onto the rimmed sheet pan with a quick little drizzle of olive oil.

• Bake for about 20 minutes or so, the cheese should be melted and the peppers starting to wrinkle and become soft.

Here’s a loaded salad that’s filled with roasted veggies and delicious chewy farro, this is not a wimpy salad by any means! This loaded farro salad is filled with veggie goodness featuring, asparagus, zucchini, yellow squash, peas, red, yellow and orange peppers, artichoke hearts, green onions, basil and parsley then tossed in a bright lemon and olive oil dressing.

Delicious at room temperature so it’s party perfect. Best cut of meat for pepper steak You can serve this as a meatless meal, as a light lunch, a healthy main course or a side dish for grilled fish, shrimp or any meat of your choice.

Did you know that farro can be pre-cooked ahead of time then kept frozen? Sometimes I cook a whole bag, let it cool down and place portions into freezer bags so they’re ready to go when I want to make this.

The frozen farro will keep for up to six months in the freezer, but I assure you it won’t last that long, there are so many different ways to prepare it, here’s a summer version I like to make as well.

Keep in mind you can add or subtract any veggie you like, anything goes, this will not disappoint!

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• Combine the water and the farro into a medium saucepan, add the salt then bring to a boil over high heat.

• Reduce heat to medium low then cover and simmer for 25 to 30 minutes.

• In the meantime heat your oven to 425 degrees then roast all you veggies on a large sheet pan, (except the peas, just let them defrost and the green onions, just have them ready to go) that have been drizzled all over with olive oil and seasoned with salt and pepper.

• Cook them until there is still a little bite, do not over cook and let them get mushy. Best meat for philly cheese steak sandwiches You’ll have to keep checking and tossing them., maybe total 10 minutes, but ovens vary.

• Let all the veggies cool off when out of the oven before combining them with the cooled farro.

• Toss and fold everything together including the defrosted peas.

• Whisk the juice of 1 lemon together with the grated garlic and enough olive oil to your tasting.

• Pour the dressing on, toss gently and season with salt and pepper.

Turn ordinary chicken breasts into an easy and elegant dinner by making chicken rolls that are stuffed with asparagus, roasted red pepper and brie cheese. Cube steak meal ideas This dish could easily be used for entertaining because you can prep and prepare the chicken the night before and then just bake it off the day of your party.

All you have to do is cook your asparagus just for a minute or so to take the rawness off then plunge into cold water and pat dry. Easy recipes with steak meat Then roast up some thick sliced red pepper strips to layer on top along with your favorite cheese.

I used brie here but mozzarella would work nicely, as well as provolone, fontina, goat cheese or anything else that melts nicely.

I had three, six to eight ounce breasts which I sliced open like a book keeping them together, not separating them apart. Meatloaf recipe with steak sauce Pound nice and flat, as even as you can all around then season with salt and pepper.

Brown one side of the breasts in a skillet to get a little color on the side that will be showing when they get rolled up, light brown on one side only for around two minutes tops!

Then transfer to a baking sheet, browned side down and start layering. What to make with thin steak meat I used four asparagus for my chicken rolls but I had fairly thin asparagus.

Roll up and secure it with twine, do not use toothpicks they will fall apart.

Drizzle the top with olive oil, and your favorite dried herbs, I used thyme and granulated garlic.

Bake at 375 til cooked through. Meals to make with steak meat It’s best to check the internal temp with a meat thermometer just to make sure.

This chicken is far from bland, it’s juicy, chock full of flavor and it looks pretty too, a win, win, enjoy!

I’m Marie, a wife, mother, mother-in-law, and gramma of two beautiful girls. Meals with cube steak My passion is food, clear and simple but especially Italian food, hence the name of my blog, Proud Italian Cook. Cube steak crock pot meals I want you to feel right at home here so grab a cup of coffee, I’ll get the pastries, take a look around and enjoy your visit! { Read More About Me}

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