I so often forget to take photos for you, which is why I have been lacking on my posts but this one was a good one, so I am just going to tell you about it.
I got some beautiful green peppers in my organic box this week and the first thing that pops into my mind is stuff them. Laughing at myself because I have never done this before I thought how hard can it be. Let me tell you it was easy as making gluten free cookies…..by the way that’s easy!
I used my meatloaf magic recipe which is basically I just took meat (today it was ground chicken) and I added in anything that looked like it was on its last legs in my fridge which happened to be 2 large carrots, 1/2 red onion, a few cremini mushrooms and two large cloves of garlic. I minced all the veggies up in my food processor (why? I have picky eaters and if they are just chopped they are going to pick them out!) I sauteed them up in some fancy olive oil. (my family loves olive oils and I have quite the collection. I will post a photos since I didn’t get the green peppers photographed)
after sauteing up the veggies I mixed them into the ground turkey and added a can of tomato paste (small can) this is where it got interesting!
I took out enough meat mixture to make 6 muffin sized meat cupcakes; to that I added Daiya cheese and an egg to keep it all together and put in the muffin tins to make mini meatloaf’s for my son.
I took the rest of the meat mix and divided it into 4 parts (I had 4 peppers) First batch I put again Daiya cheese and extra salt and filled one pepper. (this was mine)
I took two portions and added mozzarella cheese and some more seasoning such as garlic and onion powder and filled two peppers.
I took the remaining meat mix and added a finely chopped jalapeno along with extra seasoning and mozzarella cheese. this was my husbands.
I was amazed because my son, who generally tries nothing new loved these. (okay I took them out of the muffin tin and put them on a Popsicle stick but still he ate them, all 6 of them!!!!) He absolutely flipped for these. My son ate actual meat that i made. win win win
My husband tried both the regular and the jalapeno filled one and he loved the jalapeno one, it just popped with flavor for him. As for me I loved mine, the cheesy Daiya goodness was perfect. My young adult, well she don’t like hardly anything I make so she wasn’t impressed but she did eat the whole thing. That is also a win in my book.
Stuffing peppers, so easy! I want to try it with a sweet Red pepper or mini peppers. I am excited that I can do this now!
Don’t be afraid to try new things, they just may work out. Happy eating.
here is the pics of my olive oil collection. If you don’t invest in good olive oils let me tell you something………your poisoning your body. most olive oils out there mix with soy or peanut oils to cut their costs. I have a previous post on this and I am not afraid to let everyone know!!!! Soy makes us sick here and I can tell a good oil from a bad oil and watch your restaurants too they use cheap olive oils!!!
I have normal olive oils (good quality) in my pantry also but this is what I have setting out on my counters. We love our oils. My husbands favorite of course is the jalapeno olive oil, and my daughter is partial to the truffle olive oils.