Stuffed jalapeños with meat, salsa and cheese. These make a great hot appetizer or even a main dish.
Do the same thing with mini bell peppers. Bite-size appetizers not your bag? Use the same filling in bell peppers or poblanos for a main dish. Just bake the peppers 30-40 minutes until cooked through. You can also do the same recipe with ground beef if you dont eat pork.
|Jalapeno peppers||12 Large , cut into half lengthwise, seeds and membranes scooped out, leaving the stem intact|
|Lean ground pork/Lean ground beef||1/2 Pound|
|Salsa/Tomato juice||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Fine bulgur wheat/Couscous||1/3 Cup (5.33 tbs)|
|Green onion/2 tablespoons finely minced onion||1 , thinly sliced|
|Minced cilantro||2 Tablespoon|
|Garlic||1 Clove (5 gm) , minced|
|Dried oregano||1/4 Teaspoon|
|Shredded monterey jack cheese||1/2 Cup (8 tbs)|
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Line baking tray with baking sheet.
In a bowl, combine ground pork, salsa, bulgur wheat, green onion, paprika, cilantro, garlic, salt, oregano and mix well.
Scoop into pepper halves as shown in the video.
Sprinkle peppers with cheese and place on baking sheet.
Pop into oven and bake for 20-25 minutes.
Once done, allow to cool before serving.
Serve with sour cream or ranch dip and enjoy!