Beef and Cheese Chili Peppers


8 Anaheim (or your favorite) peppers (the ones in the picture are from the garden and probably a little smaller than store peppers)

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1 lb ground beef (could use turkey or chicken)

1 onion, chopped (oops – didn’t make photo opportunity)

1 pkg taco seasoning

16 oz jar of picante sauce

1 beer

12 oz cheese

Cooking spray


Preheat broiler.

Place peppers on a foil lined cookie sheet and broil turning once until skin is browned (about 4 minutes a side).

Cool, and pull off pepper skins (a little left behind won’t hurt).

Split in half and scrape out most of the seeds.

Return peppers to foil lined cookie sheet.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

In a large skillet, brown beef over medium high heat.

Add onions and cook until just softened.

Stir in taco seasoning, picante and ½ of beer.

Simmer for about 15 minutes adding more beer as needed to keep sauce from becoming to dry.

Stir in 1 cup of cheese and cook to melt – about 2 minutes.

Sprinkle a Tbsp of cheese in each pepper.

Top each pepper with sauce to cover and sprinkle on another Tbsp of cheese. *

Bake peppers for 20 minutes.

Broil for and additional minute to brown cheese.

*May be made to this point _ cover and refrigerate until ready to bake 

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