On Saturday I went to our local Farmers Market. A basket of peppers caught my eye because of the beautiful colors. I bought the basket of peppers for $3. The basket contained a green pepper, a few jalapenos, a couple yellow bell peppers and three purple bell peppers. The farmer at the booth told me to be careful because she threw in a couple of dragon peppers which are extremely spicy.
Farmers Market Stuffed Peppers
Variety of bell peppers
1lb ground sirloin
3 cups cooked rice
15oz tomato sauce
Brown ground meat seasoned with salt and pepper in skillet.
Stir in tomato sauce.
Stir in cooked rice.
Season with salt and pepper again to taste.
Remove seeds and ribs from peppers.
Slice peppers into rings.
Layer meat mixture and peppers into casserole dish until full.
Bake casserole at 375 degrees for 40 minutes.
In my basket of market peppers, the farmer was kind enough to add two dragon peppers. She warned me that they were very spicy and to be sure to wash my hands after handling them. It’s painful to touch your eyes after handling hot peppers.
I’m going to place the dragon peppers in a decanter of olive oil to infuse the flavors and make spicy oil. I’ll let you know how it turns out.
Be sure to visit your local Farmers Market. We had a great morning walking around looking at all the booths and had a great breakfast taco too.