Fun Halloween Dinner
Halloween has become far more exciting since I had my daughter and so I look for as many ways as possible to make the holidays fun and memorable. I discovered this stuffed pepper recipe while scrolling Pinterest one night. It is fairly simple to prepare and . I usually make every part of recipes from scratch but since Halloween usually has other festivities like parties or trick-or-treating involved, I need to expedite and added a few steps to simplify this recipe.
Stuffed Pepper “Pumpkins”
To prepare the peppers:
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Rinse peppers, slice off tops, remove the membrane and seeds. Cut a jack-o-lantern face. Once the water boils, place peppers and tops in and cook for 5 minutes, until peppers are tender. Remove from water and set aside to cool.
To prepare the chicken:
Sprinkle garlic, cumin, chili pepper, salt and pepper on either chicken breasts or thighs and roast for 20-30 minutes until fully cooked. Set aside and let cool. Once cooled, dice the chicken.
To prepare the rice:
I prepare a bag of Mexican rice according to directions. Once complete, add a can of diced tomatoes with green chiles.
Once the pepper, chicken and rice are prepared, I mix together in a bowl, add cheddar cheese and then stuff the peppers. Place the pepper top back on top. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until pepper is done to desired tenderness.
If preparing in advance, once peppers are stuffed, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate, when ready to cook, preheat oven to 350, remove plastic wrap and bake for 1 hour.
recipe adapted from everydayjenny.com
Romaine lettuce, washed and chopped
Cherry Tomatoes, halved
Red Onion, Sliced
Shredded Cheddar Cheese
Black Beans, Rinsed
Taco flavored Doritos
Dressing: Mix 1/2 cup salsa with 1/4 cup of sour cream.
Place all ingredients in a bowl, add dressing and then sprinkle some crushed Taco flavored Doritos on top.
Your family and friends will enjoy this fun and flavorful Halloween dinner!