Thursday, February 14, 2013

Fiery (Love) Stuffed Peppers

4-6 bell peppers, assorted colors, cut in half lengthwise
2 lbs ground meat
1 onion, diced
2 Tbs. cumin
1/2 Tbs. hot paprika
1 1/2 cup salsa
     -1 large can whole tomatoes
     -1 jalapeno
     -3/4 cup cilantro
     -2 Tbs. lemon pepper
     -2 Tbs. garlic salt

Putting the spicy back in Valentines Day

1. Preheat oven to 350.

2. Cut the tops off the peppers and set aside (save for later), then cut peppers in half lengthwise and place in a large pot of boiling water. Boil about 5 mins or until peppers start to soften.

3. In a large skillet, add meat, cumin, and paprika. Cook on medium heat.

4. Dice the pepper tops and add to the meat along with the onion.

5. Using a food processor or blender, blend can of whole tomatoes, jalapeno, cilantro, lemon pepper and garlic salt. Mix until desired consistency.

6. Pour 1 1/2 cup of salsa into the skillet with the ground meat and stir.

7. Place peppers in a large baking dish and fill them with the meat mixture, bake for 30 mins. Top with a little salsa, avocado and cilantro and serve.

Serves 4-6

*I used ground pork, but beef, buffalo or whatever you have should do just fine.
**I used half a jalapeno for the salsa but feel free to use the whole thing if you want it extra spicy.

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