A co-worker inspired tonight’s quick and easy meal. He was reheating leftovers for lunch last week and his creative use of my dad’s favorite mini sweet peppers caught my attention. He had stuffed the mini peppers with some soy grounds and topped them with a homemade mole sauce. It looked delicious. I knew I wasn’t going to go as far as making a homemade mole sauce, but I also knew I could put my own spin on the dish.
I started by cleaning the peppers and boiling them for 5 minutes to soften them up a bit.
Then I sat them aside and let them cool for a few minutes.
For the stuffing I combined some left over rice chicken pilaf with black beans and salsa.
I stuffed each pepper with the rice and bean mix and baked them at 350 for 20 minutes.
Served hot with salsa on top.
It was a really easy meal that took less than 30 minutes to make and used up some leftovers. I’d say that’s a win. 🙂
Has a co-worker’s lunch ever inspired one of your meals?