Super Bowl food

Sunday, February 7, 2016
This post is a bit late coming. You already know what you're serving to watch the Super Bowl, right? Some of you are probably reading this after the outcome of the game has been decided, which is why I'm not posting a prediction here.

So hold onto this recipe for the 2017 Super Bowl - or better yet, for any occasion when you need a delicious casual meal.

My youngest daughter - that's right, the picky eater the one with very specific ideas about what she likes to eat - found the recipe online. I promised to make it as long as she ate the pepper, and didn't just use it as a bowl. She promised, and we all loved the combination of righteous (peppers!) and indulgent (sloppy joes!).

I said I wouldn't make any predictions today, but I will make one: I'll be making these terrific Sloppy Joe Stuffed Peppers again, and soon!


Sloppy Joe Stuffed Peppers
(inspired by Host the Toast and Rachael Ray)

Ingredients:

3 bell peppers (any combination of red, yellow and orange)
1 Tbsp canola oil (first amount)
1 Tbsp canola oil (second amount)
1 pound ground chicken or ground beef
2 Tbsp brown sugar
2 tsp steak seasoning blend
1 medium onion, chopped
1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 cups tomato sauce
2 Tbsp tomato paste
shredded cheddar cheese
green onions, chopped, optional (I forgot to use these, but I think they'd be great)
Brown rice, cooked according to package directions (to serve with stuffed peppers)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Using a paring knife, cut around the stems of the peppers to remove them. Cut peppers in half and remove any leftover seeds or membrane. Coat pepper halves with 1 Tbsp canola oil. Place on parchment paper on a baking sheet, and bake for 15 minutes.

In the meantime, over medium heat, add 1 Tbsp canola oil to a skillet, and add ground meat. Pour brown sugar and steak seasoning over the meat and mix to blend. Add chopped onions, red wine vinegar, and Worcestershire, and cook until meat and onions are browned.

Add tomato sauce and tomato paste to skillet, reduce heat to simmer, and cook another 5 minutes. Set aside.

After the peppers have cooked for 15 minutes, pull them out of the oven, and stuff with sloppy joe mix. Cook another 20 minutes.

Remove from oven and top each pepper half with shredded cheese. Bake about another 10 minutes.

Garnish with green onions and serve with brown rice.



27 comments:

Andrea_TheKitchenLioness said...

Dear Beth, I have made a few different versions of Sloppy Joe for the kids but this version sounds fabulous - who would have thought that you could stuff peppers with Sloppy Joe - sounds like a delightful dinner for the kids to me!
Enjoy the game tonight!
Andrea

amy (fearless homemaker) said...

Mmmm, I WISH these could be our Super Bowl food, but I have a pepper-hating husband, so I rarely get to eat my beloved stuffed peppers. These look divine, and perfect for today ... or any other day. =)

Julie said...

Can't wait until summer and fresh peppers from the garden to give this a try! Enjoy the game!!!

Natalie Aguirre said...

I'm a vegetarian so wouldn't make this unless I modified it. Looks good though.

Bonnie said...

Yum! We are watching the game right now....okay the game is on....okay, you can see what I'm doing. Sounds perfect for a weeknight supper as well.

Roz Corieri Paige said...

Watching the game right now and visiting my fave food blogs at the same time, since we're not having a group of friends over. This looks like a perfect addition to a super bowl spread or any party table! Hope your new year has been going wonderfully, Beth.

Marcela N said...

yes ! i should have prepared this before tonight....

lisa is cooking said...

This does sound great for serving for a big game! Love the melted cheese on top.

Angie Schneider said...

I love the idea of stuffing peppers with sloppy joe! It looks very delicious, Beth.

Caroline Taylor said...

Love this take on a sloppy joe!

Monica said...

These days, this is my kind of super bowl food! Love the idea of sloppy joes via stuffed peppers! Smart!

grace said...

i'm not ashamed to say that i love sloppy joes! this is the first time i've seen them stuffed into a pepper, and i like it very much!

Summer said...

Nom nom nom! This looks so delicious ♥

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Laura Dembowski said...

I love mixing up traditional foods like this. I'm glad to hear it was a hit with the whole family. Perfect for way more than Super Bowl Sunday.

Karen (Back Road Journal) said...

I do like stuffed peppers, especially when the yellow and red ones are used. Nice to know they pleased the entire family…that is always a good thing.

Liz Berg said...

Oooh, now these are some sloppy joes that could easily make our dinner rotation! YUM!

Kitchen Riffs said...

Fun twist on stuffed peppers! Would have loved this when I was a kid. Or for my next meal. :-)

Katerina said...

We don't have super bowl but I don't need such an excuse to enjoy these lovely sloppy joes! Stuffed veggies is in my food culture very strong!

I Wilkerson said...

I never got a Super Bowl recipe out at all! (I was planning to test whole wheat hard pretzels--perhaps next year) These would be perfect all football season, with the ripe peppers coming in in the fall! Love adding a vegetable to a dish to make it healthier!

Tricia Buice said...

We don't need a football game for my husband to love this recipe! Thanks - I will have to make it for him :) Yeah the Broncos won!

Cheri Savory Spoon said...

Hi Beth, my daughter has always been a picky eater but now that she is getting older she is getting better. P.S she is in her early thirties. Beautiful super bowl dish.

Beth said...

Cheri, I had to laugh when I read your comment. There's still hope!

Cakelaw said...

How terrific that yoyr daughter chose it and liked it. It looks tasty.

Ritu Ahuja said...

This looks super delicious. Yum Yum Yum :)

Vicki Bensinger said...

I love this idea. I thought it was stuffed peppers, well I guess technically they are. However, I love the idea of making sloppy joes to put into the peppers. I'm definitely going to do this with my favorite sloppy joe recipe. Thanks for the inspiration!

DMS said...

Looks like a tasty and pretty healthy dinner (love the idea of the sloppy joe on the pepper). :)
~Jess

Marcelle @ A Little Fish in the Kitchen said...

Beth, this made my tummy growl! What a wonderful bread-less spin on Sloppy Joes :) I must try it soon!

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