I always have a few peppers on hand, so I thought I’d get creative and make stuffed peppers.  They are really easy to make, but look like you put some effort into them.  I chose a Mexican spiced version because I had fresh guacamole and tomatoes in my fridge. 

Ingredients (makes 4 stuffed peppers):
– 4 red or green peppers – tops cut off, seeds and insides removed 
– 1 Lb ground meat – I used veal (organic & pastured), but any ground meat would work
– 1 onion – chopped
– 3 cloves garlic – chopped
– 1 Cup celery – diced
– 1 Cup mushrooms – sliced
– 1 tomato – diced
– 2 Tbsp chili powder
– 1 Tbsp cumin
– 1 Tbsp olive oil
–  salt & pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350
  2. In a large skillet, heat olive oil.  Add garlic and onion.  Saute until softened – about 2 min.
  3. Add ground meat, saute until meat is browned
  4. Add celery, tomato, mushrooms and spices.  Continue cooking for 5 minutes
  5. Stuff the peppers with this mixture.  Put the peppers in a baking dish – preferably one where the sides of the peppers can touch eachother – they cook better this way.  Put the tops back on if you want to style them like the picture when serving.  Yes, I just referred to this step as “styling”.
  6. Bake for ~40 minutes until peppers have cooked.
  7. Serve with a dollop of guacamole on top.
  8. Enjoy!

My Semi-Primal Husband provided the following testimonial, “Yup, these are good.”   

Filling

 

Pre-cooking

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