Another day, another recipe. Today’s recipe is from Tasty.
I was looking forward to this recipe because it was very similar to a chicken taco chili recipe but in a pepper. It looked good and seemed pretty easy. So I gathered all the ingredients to start.
This recipe was pretty easy after you prep everything. I cooked the rice in a rice cooker while I was prepping everything else. Instead of a regular onion I used shallots because apparently, when a blizzard comes, everyone wants onions and there were none left at the store. I took the super lazy approach and instead of chopping them up I threw them in the Ninja. I thought this would help avoid my eyes burning but oh how wrong I was. All it did was postpone the burning. I opened the lid of the Ninja and then proceeded to say “Oh my God!” over and over until my husband, Josh, came running into the kitchen and then called me a pussy for complaining since I did not even chop them. True love.
I decided to add some green chilies that I had leftover from the day before to try to make the recipe spicier. I used my own taco seasoning instead of a packet. They give you a recipe for one in the directions but they had cornstarch in there and that is just dumb and unnecessary. I shredded my own cheese because we had some and cut and scooped out the peppers and then my prep was done. Finally.
I decided to try and be cool and make a video of the process but I had to use my cell phone and I ended up holding it the wrong way so it looked like crap. It was pretty much just me adding stuff to a pot, stirring it up, putting that into peppers and putting it into the oven. Now I saved you 2 extra minutes of your life.
I ended up adding a bunch of hot sauce to the mix after because it was not spicy at all. I also did not cook the peppers for as long as they said because Josh doesn’t like mushy peppers (what a pain in the ass).
The best part was when the peppers were done and I had to take them out of the loaf pan and plate them. There is definitely a reason why they never showed this step in their video. Josh stood by and laughed at me while I tried to get these damn peppers out. He doesn’t like cheese so I was able to use tongs for his without messing up anything aesthetically. Mine, however, was a disaster. I didn’t want to ruin the cheese so I couldn’t use the tongs to grip the bottom and top, but trying to use them to grip the sides just made everything squish out the top. I tried about 5 times and then finally was able to grab it and lift it out only to drop it onto my plate and cause a huge mess. There was sauce all over my counter and coffee pot. Awesome. The picture below does not to the mess justice.
Overall, this recipe was pretty good. I don’t know how necessary it is to put it in the pepper though. That just slowed down the eating process. I’d make it again though and probably just throw it in a tortilla.
Check out the video of Josh making a mess while eating the pepper on my Instagram @yourmomsposts