Sausage & Kale Stuffed Mini Paleo Peppers

Paleo-friendly recipe for sweet mini bell peppers stuffed with a delicious sausage and kale mixture. Perfect for a potluck!

by on Mon, Jan 06 2014 21:12:57

I made these for the Sandia CrossFit holiday after-party potluck last Friday, and if you didn't get one, you missed out! They only lasted about 2 minutes. (Apparently CrossFitters can EAT. Who knew...)

I found the recipe for these on the PRIME pursuit and I was exceptionally happy with how they turned out! Perfect for a potluck, game day or even to make on a sunday for little snacks to pack throughout the week!

Ingredients:

  • 24 baby sweet peppers
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 lb italian sausage (I used spiceayyyy)
  • 4 cups finely chopped kale
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 2 eggs

Start by heating the olive oil in a large pan until hot. Add the onion and sausage and saute until cooked. I used a potato masher to break up the sausage periodically.

While I was waiting for the sausage to cook, I chopped the kale. I suggest working in smaller manageable batches.

Now that the sausage is cooked and the kale is chopped, add the kale, garlic powder, oregano, salt and lemon juice.

Stir until the kale is wilted, then take the pan off the heat to let the filling cool.

Now you have to wait to add the egg and stuff the peppers, because you don't want to just end up with scrambled eggs! While the filling cools, you can work on the peppers. Clean them well, cut off the tops and use a spoon to remove the seeds and ribs. This would also be the perfect opportunity to preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.

Once your filling is cooled enough to not cook your eggs, add them and mix together.

Stuff the mixture into each individual pepper. Using your hands works best.

Now throw them into the oven for 15 minutes, and finish them under the broiler for a few minutes to brown the skin.

Delicious! These definitely feel like a cheat or splurge... But they're not!

Happy paleo eating!

 

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