Recipe: Jack O’ Peppers

Andrea Fabry

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A sweet Halloween idea from Andrea Fabry that doesn’t involve a ton of candy. Carve up some bell peppers to look like jack o’ lanterns and fill them with a savory stuffing for a fun dinner treat tonight!

Andrea uses soaked quinoa in her stuffing mix (which does require several hours for soaking), but you can adjust the mix to work with your dietary needs, what you have on hand and how much time you have to make dinner tonight.

Boo Appetit!

Carved Stuffed Peppers

“Carve” 4-6 large peppers and prepare stuffing mix. Use your favorite recipe or adapt this one to suit your family’s tastes:

1 lb. ground beef (grass-fed is optimal)

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 chopped onion

8 oz. tomato sauce (I like Bionaturae brand)

1 tsp. of your favorite seasoning blend (we like Italian)

1 c. soaked quinoa (see this recipe)

Salt and pepper to taste


I also try to add some raw liver to the mix. For more suggestions on incorporating liver into your diet, see this previous post.

Arrange carved peppers in baking dish. Steam the peppers by covering the bottom of the pan with a thin layer of water and cooking for 10 minutes at 375 degrees. Once the peppers have softened a bit, remove from oven and pour off water. Stuff peppers with beef mixture and continue baking at 375 for 50 minutes or until cooked thoroughly. Serve and enjoy!

How are you celebrating Halloween at dinner tonight?

This recipe originally appeared on Our Health Journey. It is re-posted here with permission of the author.

Photo Credit: Andrea Fabry

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