“Love your mangoes.”
This recipe is another happy accident when I discovered that I’d purchased some food on a hunger whim, which I got over with other food. And so a few days later I discovered a pound of grass fed beef and two beautiful, but fading, red peppers, It was time to act.
I know I’ve done up stuffed peppers in the crockpot and they turned out beautifully, but I had the oven going for something and decided to fix these stuffed peppers the old fashioned way. I also decided to incorporate lots of veggies into the mix.
1 pound ground beef
2 large red peppers
1/3 cup ground flax seed
1 medium onion
8 baby carrots
Cut the peppers in half to create four pepper boats. Remove seeds and ribs. Place the flax seed, onion, carrots, and eggs in a food processor or other implement that will reduce it to a slurry.
Place the ground beef into a bowl, pour in the slurry, and mix with your hands while you sing a chorus of “Slurry with the Fringe on Top”. Make up the words because there is no such song. Add S&P.
Stuff the peppers and discover that you are out of tomato sauce and diced tomatoes. Find a jar of mild salsa languishing in the back of the cabinet.
This is my food cabinet where ingredients go to languish.
Spoon a bit of the salsa on each stuffed pepper, which I forgot to include in the distructions. Stuff the peppers and then top with the salsa. Place the peppers into a baking dish, cover with foil, and bake at 375 for about an hour.
What to do with the leftover beef mixture that didn’t fit into the pepper halves? I greased two small loaf pans and divided the spoils, which I also topped with mango salsa. I baked them along with the peppers but took them out of the oven after about 30 to 40 minutes.
That evening we had some leftover pasta, broccoli, and the mini-meatloaves topped with mango salsa. My husband took a second helping of the meatloaf. Stuffed peppers are now languishing in the fridge. Oh, dear!
Loveya – The Grandma
Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.