This are "the best" appetizers ever!!! Well, at least these are the ones I consider the best until now. I got to be honest, I loved this so much that I had them as dinner, but you can really use them for whatever you want.
Ingredientsl6 medium White Mushrooms, stemmed
2 tbsp. Olive Oil
I package of Gimmie Lean Sausage
1/2 c. Onion, chopped fine
1/3 c. Green Bell Pepper, chopped fine
l/3 c. Red Bell Pepper, chopped fine
l clove Garlic, minced
3 tbsp. Italian-seasoned dried bread crumbs
1 tbsp. Flat-leaf Parsley, chopped
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Fresh lemon wedges, optional
Vegetable cooking spray, olive oil flavored
Preheat the oven to 350° F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
Arrange the mushroom caps, top down, on the baking sheet. Coat the mushrooms with cooking spray. Bake until they are softened but still resist in the center when pierced with a knife, about 15 minutes. Set the mushrooms aside. Leave the oven on and leave the baking sheet so it can be reused.
Heat l tablespoon of the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. S
auté the Gimme Lean Sausage® meat until it is separated and resembles cooked loose sausage, about 4 minutes, using a wooden spoon to break it up. Transfer the cooked sausage to a bowl, and set aside.
Heat the remaining oil in the skillet. Sauté onion, peppers and garlic
until they are soft, about 6 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat. Mix in the cooked sausage, bread crumbs, and parsley. Season the filling to
taste with salt and pepper.
Form 1 tablespoon of the filling into a ball. P
lace it into a mushroom cap, pressing it firmly into the mushroom. It should be generously mounded. Repeat, filling all the mushrooms. Arrange the stuffed mushrooms on the baking sheet.
Bake the stuffed mushrooms until the filling is lightly browned on top, about 12 minutes. Just before serving, squeeze a bit of lemon juice on the mushrooms, if desired. Serve hot or warm.If you have any other mock meat around use that, I'm sure it will still taste fantastic. I you don't really have to use mock meat if you don't want to, put a mix of vegetables in them, that would be great too!
Okay, I think I just made this post longer than I thought it would be...while we are at it let's talk about why I'm pissed off.
1) I hate Bush
2) I hate Bush
You know how Bush is finally going away...well he's not going away without ruining the return of "Bones". If you know me you probably know that Bones is my favorite show and that I've been waiting for new episodes for quite some time now. Well, the return was scheduled for this Thursday but Bush decided to give his goodbyes so we have to wait until next week.
I'm trying to look on the positive end of things....BUSH IS FINALLY GOING AWAY!!! Yeah! That makes me feel better.
Thanks for reading all my randomness and for putting up with my mini rants hehe.