“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

2 eggs

1 medium onion

8 baby carrots


mango salsa


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.

red pepper

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

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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.

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