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       Title: Tempeh Stuffed Peppers
  Categories: Vegetarian, Vegan
       Yield: 4 servings
  
       1 tb Olive or toasted sesame oil
       2 c  Onion
       2    Cloves minced garlic
       2 c  Fresh tomatoes, chopped
       1 sm Tomato, pureed to yield 1/2
            -cup
     1/2 c  Sauerkraut
       4 md Red or greeen bell peppers
      12 oz Soy or 3-5 grain tempeh,
            -grated
       2 tb Dark barley or red miso, or
            -tamari or shoyu
     1/4 c  Whole grain bread crumbs,
            -cracker crumbs, or rolled
            -oats
     1/4 c  Cooked beans (black, pinto,
            -azuki, anazazi, or kidney)
       2 tb Dried onion flakes
       2 ts Dried garlic flakes OR
            -1-2 cloves garlic, minced
            -finely
       1 ts Dried oregano or basil
     1/2 ts Thyme or marjoram
  
   Saute onion briefly in oil in a large, heavy, oven-prof 4 quart pot.
   Ad garlic if desiredl Add chopped tomaoto and tomato puree. Add
   sauerkraut. Stir, cover then simmer on low heat 5-10 minutes.
   
   Cut the cap off the vell peppers. Scoop out the insides, and discard
   the seeds.
   
   In a mixing bowl, combine filling ingredients including tempeh, miso,
   bread crumbs, cooked beans, and seasonings. Mix with your hands
   briefly to distribute herbs and spices evenly. Diide filling into 4
   balls, then stuff into each of the bell peppers.
   
   Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place bell peppers, upright, in the pot
   with the sauce. Cover and let simmer on top of the stove for 10
   minutes.
   
   Transfer the pot to the oven. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove lid and bake
   another 20-15 minutes.
   
   Serve piping hot in bowls, topped with sauce. Accompany with whole
   grain bread or tortillas and salad.
   
   Variation: in place of fresh tomato and tomato puree, use 2 cups
   finely grated carrot or minced winter squash, then add 1 cup of water
   or soup stock.
   
   Per serving: 352 cal, 12 g fat From _Vegetarian Journal_, Vegetarian
   Resource Group, May-June 1993 DEEANNE at 14:52 EDT
  
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