Stuffed Peppers

Last night my sister came over to hang out, drop off a late wedding present, and watch the season finale of The Office. I decided I wanted to put together something special for dinner, so I did a bit of googling and came up with a recipe for Mexican stuffed peppers.

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Here’s the end result. I would’ve liked to do something more interesting with the presentation, at least to the extent of not having a bunch of juices running all over the plate, but c’est la vie.

The basic concept is half a pepper stuffed with monterey jack cheese and a mixture of ground beef and rice which has been flavoured with chili powder and taco seasoning.

It turned out really delicious, and as you can see from the picture I served it with just a basic green salad. If I make this again, I’ll probably try to think of something more to serve as a side dish, maybe chips and salsa as a sort of appetizer.

Making this involved a couple of firsts for me. I’d never steamed anything before (I steamed the peppers before stuffing and baking them) and, believe it or not, I’d never cooked rice before. I’m a potato guy, so I’ve always made potatoes as my starch if given any sort of choice. Live and learn, right?

4 thoughts on “Stuffed Peppers”

  1. but hey – it wasn't late! I just was saving you the trouble of bringing it back from Langley! It was wrapped and in my car on the day of the wedding… Sheesh. But thanks for dinner. It as good.

    "Lie and learn"?

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