Jack-o'-Lantern Stuffed Peppers
Turn orange bell peppers into a satisfying, Halloween-themed dinner with this easy, fun, and kid-friendly stuffed pepper recipe.
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This Jack-o'-lantern stuffed pepper will look just as cool no matter how great your filling is. But while the kids might be impressed enough with the appearance to forgive a less than stellar inside, we discerning adults are going to want the full package. What I'm trying to say is that I didn't love this stuffing, and hope you use your favorite recipe instead, whether that's one of ours or not.
I think a lot of it had to do with the extra-lean ground beef I used, but it was also not sautéing the onions and garlic, or adding herbs, or any number of other things I could've done if I hadn't been trying to make the easiest stuffing possible. All things considered, it was still pretty good, but I guess I'm feeling like it wasn't worthy of the hand-carved delivery system.
Speaking of which, be sure to pick out some nice big bell peppers to make the knife work easier. And if you wanted to Halloween things up a bit, you could do some bucatini "worms" coming out of the eyes or mouth or serve these (to adults) with a steak knife plunged into the pepper menacingly. Anyway, if you're looking for a fun and not that frightening way to serve stuffed peppers, I hope you give these a try soon. Enjoy!
You can use your favorite stuffed pepper filling for this recipe, or even a meatloaf recipe.