Preparation / Directions:
Rinse the peppers and cut them in half. Remove the seeds and membranes. Place the pepper boats into a 9 by 12-inch baking dish. Pour 2 cups of water into the dish, taking care not to get any inside the pepper cavities. Cover dish with microwave-safe plastic wrap and microwave the peppers on high until the peppers are just crisp-tender, about 5 to 6 minutes.
Meanwhile, heat the oil on medium in a 12-inch nonstick skillet that has a lid. Peel and coarsely chop the onion, adding it to the skillet as you chop. Add the garlic and Cajun spice, and raise the heat to medium-high. Cut sausage link into quarters to make long strips. Cut each strip into 1/4-inch slices. Add the sausage to the pan.
Add broth, tomatoes and rice to the skillet, cover and raise heat to high to bring the broth to a boil. Meanwhile, rinse and drain the beans, add to the skillet and recover pan. Continue to boil until rice is tender, about 5 minutes. Uncover and boil, stirring occasionally, for 1 minute to thicken the sauce.
To serve, remove the peppers from the dish with a slotted spoon, draining any water. Place a pepper half on each plate and fill the cavities with stuffing. Spoon the remaining stuffing around the outside of the peppers.
Serve at once.
Source: Palm Beach Post 09/18/97