Growing up my grandma would always make stuffed green peppers for my family. Each time my dad would bring home a new batch to stuff in the freezer, I would shiver and say.. "Ew! Yuck!" Year after year, my hatred and disgust towards this family tradition grew larger and larger. It was snowballing out of control.
Why did I hate those peppers so much? I'm not sure. The real question is, why didn't I ever actually try them? (I imagine my sister is shaking her head at me now). Let's just say I was judging this edible book by its cover. Now here I sit at the age of 23 preparing to tell you about my own stuffed pepper experience.
Does this mean I'm growing up?
Taco Stuffed Peppers from AllRecipes.com
- 2 green bell peppers
- 1/2 pound ground beef or lean ground turkey
- 1 tablespoon chopped onions
- 1 can kidney beans (drained -forgot to do that!)
- 1 can tomato sauce
- 3 tbsp taco seasoning (I definitely used the whole package)
- sour cream
- cheddar cheese
note: I made several changes to this recipe on accident. Peppers still turned out great!
Step 1: Cook the meat (I used lean ground turkey) and chopped onions in your skillet.
Step 2: Boil the peppers that you've cut in half and de-seeded. (whoops! Forgot to mention that step).
Step 3: After you've drained your meat mixture, add 1 can of tomato sauce, 1 can of kidney beans, and 1 package of taco seasoning. Bring to a boil and let it simmer for ...umm.. however long you feel it should simmer.
Step 4: Simmer down now.
Step 6: Take a photograph for your blog.
Step 7: Park your butt on the porch with a good book and enjoy. Sorry, that was bossy. You may sit and do wherever you would like.
|Roaring Peppers - Get it?|
Consider this my public apology for never trying my grandma's stuffed peppers.
Don't worry - we're on the phone now.