As I was saying yesterday we received a bunch of peppers in our kitchen basket. (I wish I could grow organic peppers this size...) Urban Girl has been requesting stuffed peppers. Eeck, yuck! Superman and the chickadees we grossed out. So I asked a couple of question and came to find out that no one liked the tomato sauce that goes on top. Superman being the only one who has actually eaten them. I think I may have had them at my Auntie's house when I was a child. I vaguely remember the tomato sauce.
Anyway, I really wanted to give these a try. Now maybe I should have used a recipe (I thought as I was popping them into the oven). But I didn't. So we shall see. Are you supposed to cook the rice up before hand? I did, but I didn't cook the meat. I figured it would cook in the oven. An experiment!
Here's how they looked after about 15 minutes in the oven. I used:
- 2 cups brown rice (cooked)
- 1# ground beef
- 1 cup of shredded cheese (every taste good with it)
- 1 onion
- 1 green pepper
- 1 heaping tablespoon of the roasted garlic I made yesterday
- a sprinkling of chili pepper
- salt & pepper
I started the spices, onion, pepper, and garlic off in a pan with a little EVOO. Let them cool mixed it all together and popped into pepper halves. Another concern (from the family) was that there was just to much pepper.
I then mixed 1cup of my salsa and 2 cups of beef broth put them on the stove to reduce.
We also received some avocados. So of course we needed guacamole! Yum.
- 1 avocado
- 1 tomato
- 1/2 onion
- heaping tablespoon roasted garlic
- lime or lemon juice a scant teaspoon
- a pinch of sea salt
Serve it all up with a fresh salad and lime aid slushies. An end of summer treat!
What's on your plate tonight?