They were quite possibly the freshest, most gorgeous green peppers I have ever laid my eyes
nose on in my life. And I found them at the Alexandria farmer’s market.
I think I must have talked about them for at least 5 20 minutes nonstop. Which to non-foodie-like people, ranks up there as pretty annoying me thinks Sorry buddies!
But they were just so picture perfect. And smelled sooooo good. Like how a green pepper should smell. Crisp and fresh!
Okay I’m done
Nacho Stuffed Peppers
This recipe came about tonight based on some random items I had stuffed in the cabinet. You know how those post-weekend-travel Monday nights go
- 2 large green peppers, tops & seeds removed
- 1 cup black beans, drained & rinsed
- 3/4 cup salsa
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- about 15 tortilla chips, broken
- guacamole to serve
Start by slicing the tops off the green peppers and removing the seeds. Then place into a pot of boiling water, covered, for 5 minutes.
This will soften the peppers and shorten the baking time.
While the peppers are softening, stir up the filling.
Beans, onions, salsa and corn chips.
My original plans also included corn, but a major fail occurred when I opened the freezer door and said corn was no where to be found.
Oh well, improvise! Corn —> corn chips. Right? Lol!
Once the peppers are done boiling, remove from the water and dry off a bit.
Then fill with the bean and salsa mixture. Should be just enough for two.
Place into a 350F oven, loosely covered with foil, and bake for 20 minutes.
Remove the foil and bake 5 more minutes or so.
If you love cheese
like I do but since lil sis won’t it eat we had none in our house then this would be the perfect time to top with some shredded goodness and let melt away!
In lieu of cheese we opted for guacamole…
Which when spooned onto the warm stuffed pepper, melted into an oooey-gooey perfectly yummy and creamy topping!
So there you have it. Easy weeknight meal. Few ingredients. Super good-for-ya. And totally delicious.
What more could I ask for?
Happy Monday everyone! Enjoy the start to your week… (hey, we’ve gotten through Monday at least )
Have you ever made stuffed peppers? If so, what’s your favorite way to “stuff” them?!