Friday, September 19, 2008

What to make in a hurry and oh yeah...try to get rid of those frozen peppers!

The other night I knew I had to think quick on my feet. It was 5:00 and I had no clue as to what I was going to make for dinner. I remembered a dish that my brother-in-law used to make that was really good but could not for the life of me remember how to make so I just started winging it.

I browned up some "very happy" ground beef. I added some chopped onion, and some green pepper (down one more!!!). Added some oregano, salt and cumin (sorry, no measurements here but keep tasting it...is it good?).

At the same time that I was working on this I was making some white rice (yes I know that brown is better but it's what I had!!!).

I added a can of black beans to the meat mixture and then added a couple of spoonfuls of dijon style mustard. Mixed the cooked rice into all of this and check it out...

This is such an incredibly flavorful dish and I served it with the tomato, onion and cucumber salad from yesterday. I actually had a girlfriend of mine come over and join us and she liked it too!!!

As Always...

Happy Entertaining!!!

Judy
www.nofearentertaining.com

14 comments:

Peter M said...

Judy, this looks like stuffed peppers...deconstructed, nice.

Brittany said...

I was going to say what Peter said, it reminds me of the yummy insides of a stuffed pepper!

Darius T. Williams said...

We cook the same way...lol - no measurements sometimes. But yea, definitely a deconstructed stuffed pepper!

-DTW
www.everydaycookin.blogspot.com

NatNibbles said...

Looks like the black beans and rice my mom always makes...Yummy!!

Linda said...

Looks good. Do you just put the peppers in the freezer or do you do something to them in advance. ie. I blanch my homegrown corn before freezing. I want to get in on the coop of a local farm and it seems I would need to know what to do with bunches of fresh veggies before they go bad. Thanks.

And as always Life is Good!

Judy@nofearentertaining said...

Hey Peter-I guess it does. Usually I don't put black beans and I do put tomatoes in mine but this would rally work well!

Hey Brittany-You guys are so right!

Hey DTW-why didn't I see that!

Hi natnibbles-It's good right?

Hey Linda-I am so lazy. All I do is wash them well and cut them in half and clean out the seeds. Plop them in a freezer bag and then just pull them out as I need them. Zucchini and tomatoes (I do blanch and peel them) the same!

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

You got all this deconstructed-ness going on because of the Blue Zoo, huh? LOL!

Looks yummy!

NuKiwi said...

Hmmm...what about using this to stff something else...like mushrooms perhaps? Yummm.

Mike of Mike's Table said...

I think Peter said it best...unstuffed peppers, I suppose? Sounds delicious

Bellini Valli said...

Way to wing it Judy:D

Judy@nofearentertaining said...

Hey Jenn- Yeah, can you see this on their menu???

Hi Nukiwi-I guess you could use it to stuff tomatoes or mushrooms!

Hey Mike-I like that unstuffed peppers!

Thanks Val!

Cynthia said...

Hey, I'm going to try this. I love the sound and look of it.

Deborah said...

Did you ever try Cheese Peppers? I bought a bunch the other day and will be stuffing them. I think I found my recipe for the filling.

Great blog. I'll be back.

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Jen of A2eatwrite said...

This looks fabulous. This is what I'm doing currently - defrosting, putting together, freezing other things for the winter, defrosting some more. It's an interesting cooking time. I'm making a faux shepherd's pie tonight with ground pork, tomatoes, zucchini, potatoes, etc.