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Recipe: Spicy Southwest Stuffed Red Peppers

The following recipe is easily made paleo; I’ll flag ingredients that aren’t and provide suggestions. This is something I threw together tonight.

1lbs grass fed ground beef
Home Made Taco Seasoning (see below)
1 small onion diced very thin
1 jalapeño pepper
3 table spoons of salsa (get one with no sugar or make your own)
Hot sauce to taste (I use Cholula which isn’t paleo, but you don’t use much)
1/2 cup of Mexican shredded cheese (Not Paleo)
3 large or 4 small red peppers.
1/3 cup of water
Taco Seasoning*:
1 tsp. salt
2. tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
1/2 tps. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. oregano
1/2-1 teaspoon ground cumin, depending on your preference


Brown the ground beef, don’t drain the fat, add taco seasoning once brown  and add water. Mix well, simmer for 5-10 minutes on low.  While the meat is cooking chop up the onion, jalapeño, and cut the top off and remove the core of the red peppers.  Let the meat cool, I throw it in the freezer.  Once the meat is cool add the thinly diced onion,  jalapeño, hot sauce and the 3 table spoons of salsa and mix with a large spoon combining well.  Fill the peppers with the meat mixture, don’t pack the meat in but don’t leave it too loose either.  Cook in oven on a shallow roasting pan for 30-45 minutes at 350F add cheese in last 15-20 minutes. Don’t cover anything, you want the peppers to brown.

Serving suggestion: I cut the pepper down the middle meat filling each half then lay on some avocado slices, hot sauce and salsa.

 *Thanks to  at http://www.lifeasaplate.com/ for the Taco Seasoning Recipe.
  1. February 19, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Your seasoning mix sounds delish! I’ve been looking for a new recipe to try, can’t wait to whip it up!

  2. February 19, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    I can’t take credit for the base seasoning, see the foot note, got it from AndreAnna at http://www.lifeasaplate.com/😉 I’ve never found a seasoning mix that can replace the supermarket packets of taco mix, even though they are far from Paleo, this one is just as good. Don’t by those packets any longer. 🙂

  3. February 19, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    OH! And let me know what you think of the recipe. 🙂

  4. February 20, 2012 at 11:36 am

    sheesh, apparently I was too excited about the mix to finish reading! I’ll for sure pass on how I like it 🙂 thanks again!

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