Mexican Stuffed Peppers

INGREDIENTS 4 bell peppers, halved & seeded 1 tablespoon olive oil or coconut oil ½ yellow onion, diced 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 lb ground beef 6 oz can of tomato paste 6 oz can diced of green chiles 2 T hot sauce ½ T garlic powder ¼ t ground red pepper

⅛ t paprika Salt & pepper to taste

3 T cilantro, chopped Pico de gallo & guacamole


Preheat oven to 350ºF. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over a medium-high heat. Sauté onion 3-5 minutes until translucent. Add garlic and cook another minute. Add ground beef and cook, breaking up with the back of a spoon, 10-12 minutes until no longer pink. Add tomato paste, chiles, and spices, and cook another 2-3 minutes for flavors to meld. Spoon meat into the pepper halves and place in a 13×9 baking dish and cover with aluminum foil. Bake for 20 minutes, uncover and bake an additional 10 minutes, or until peppers begin to soften. Sprinkle with cilantro and serve with pico de gallo & guacamole.