Walnut “Sausage” Stuffed Peppers

For the third installment of my walnut love, I made vegan walnut sausage.  Following this recipe:

Vegan Walnut Sausage – www.beyonddiet.com

It came together super easy, just threw everything into the food processor! The hardest part was finding the nutritional yeast.  I found it hanging out on the spice aisle at Whole Foods.

Freshly made walnut sausage.  The crazy thing is that it actually tastes like sausage, thanks to the rosemary, thyme, fennel seeds and nutritional yeast.

I decided to incorporate this into stuffed peppers for dinner. I didn’t follow a recipe, which is shocking for me and unchartered territory, but I was feeling brave!

Walnut sausage (I doubled the recipe)

1 small onion

1 package of Quinoa/Rice by Seeds of Change

Leftover brown rice (about 1/2 cup)

2 cups tomato sauce (I didn’t have tomato sauce, so I used tomato paste and ketchup mixed with water) #cookingimprov

I mixed all of the above ingredients together, which fully stuffed 6 peppers. I put a little bit of water in the baking dish and covered it with foil.

Cooking them for 30 minutes in a 350 degree oven was just right.

I topped it off with a little sprinkling of nutritional yeast!

I was pretty pleased with how they turned out.  The only thing I would change next time is actually using  tomato sauce (and probably a little less too) because I think the ketchup made them too sweet.

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