Tuesday, February 09, 2010

1737. CUBANELLE PEPPERS stuffed with BISON and BACON

serves two

4 medium-sized Cubanelle peppers
1/2 lb bison steak, diced into 1/2 inch pieces
3 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled or cut into small pieces
1/2 small onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 – 1 cup shredded chihuahua cheese, to your preference

Heat a saute pan over medium heat. Add the bison or beef cubes, and cook until the fat renders out and the pieces are starting to brown. Add the onion, and cook until softened. When everything is cooked, add the garlic, stir, and remove the pan from the heat. Add the crumbled bacon to the pan, and stir to incorporate.

Cut a lengthwise slit in each pepper, making sure to only cut through one side of the pepper. Cut a small horizontal slit into the top of the pepper, making the shape of a T. Open the pepper, and use a knife to remove the seeds. Rinse the inside of the pepper with water to make sure that all of the seeds are removed.

Place the peppers in a baking dish. Fill each pepper to the top with the bison/beef mixture and cheese. I alternated my filling, adding some of the bison mixture, then some of the cheese, etc. in order for the cheese to be incorporated throughout the filling.

Bake the peppers at 400 degrees for approximately 30 minutes, until the peppers are softened.

bacon recipe courtesy of: Our Life in Food, October 23, 2009

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