Everyone at one point in their life has tried a stuffed pepper. They’re too popular to avoid, but what happens when you want to try something new? Thanks to the extra kick in Cajun spice, there’s a way to enjoy both the classic dish and a different taste. A common recipe like one for slow cooked stuffed peppers is just waiting to become Cajun Seasoned Stuffed Peppers.
Slow Cooked Stuffed Peppers
4 medium sweet red peppers
1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
3/4 cup salsa
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 cup frozen corn
1/3 cup uncooked converted long grain rice
1-1/4 teaspoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
Reduced-fat sour cream, optional
This recipe comes, as recipes usually do, from older traditions. Stuffed pepper recipes exist across the world, but the ones made here have a style that is unique to the United States with ground beef, rice, cheese, and spices among the ingredients. Additional elements such as vegetables or cream come from personal preferences but still follow the process of cooking within a large pepper as perfected since the 1890’s. Beyond that, like a regular bell pepper becoming Cajun Stuffed Peppers, the recipe continues to change.
Stuffed peppers can be one of the simpler party dishes based on the recipes which means it can always be improved or made more elaborate. Ingredients can be switched out for dietary needs or just a little extra spice. The addition of Cajun spice, however, provides a new opportunity for an old recipe.
In a common dish, Cajun seasoning can either be added in place of something or as an ingredient on its own. Using the previous slow cooked recipe, a chef could easily substitute chili powder or cumin for a new spice. This not only keeps the hot element of the food but adds a new taste to it as well. Some people find that the flavor can even be preferable as the seasoning gives a sense of vibrancy to an otherwise ordinary recipe. Some even goes as far as to make Cajun stuffed peppers with the seasoning and hot sauce as their own flavors rather than substitutes. There is certainly something about the Cajun taste that always sticks out no matter where it goes.
If you’re looking to change up an old recipe or start a new one, purchase some good Slap Ya Mama Cajun Seasoning for your own stuffed peppers today!
Ready for some real game day food? It’s not game day without Slap Ya Mama’s Game Day Nachos! All your favorite nacho game day needs including shredded chicken, ground beef, topped with your favorite seasonings and Slap Ya Mama’s original and hot blend seasonings.
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 yellow onion, chopped
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 lb chicken breast, cooked & shredded
- 1 red bell pepper, chopped
- ½ tsp paprika
- ¼ tsp cumin
- 2 tsp Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Seasoning
- 1 can chili beans (16oz), drained
- ½ cup water
- 6 roma tomatoes, diced
- 2 jalapenos, seeded & diced
- ½ bunch cilantro, chopped
- 1 lime, juice
- ¾ tsp Slap Ya Mama Hot Blend Seasoning
- tortilla chips
- 1 ½ cups cheddar cheese
- 1 ½ cups monterey jack cheese
- 1 avocado, pitted & diced
- sour cream for topping (optional)
Meat & Beans:
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add olive oil and ¾ of the onion. Sautee onions until softened, then add ground beef. Cook until ground beef is browned thoroughly. Drain fat from the pan. Add shredded chicken breast, red bell pepper, paprika, cumin and Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Seasoning. Stir until fully combined, add water and beans, mix well. Reduce heat to a low and let simmer while preparing the pico de gallo.
Pico De Gallo:
In a large bowl, combine tomatoes, jalapeños, cilantro, lime juice and Slap Ya Mama Hot Blend Seasoning. Mix well and set aside.
Building a Tower of Nachos:
On a large platter or plate, place a layer of nachos. Top that layer with a layer of meat and beans, followed by a layer of cheese. Continue this process making each tri-layer a little smaller than the one before until you have ran out of everything. Place in the microwave for 30 second intervals until the cheese is completely melted and bubbly. Top with pic de gallo and avocado with a little sour cream if you so choose. Serve and enjoy while cheering and screaming at the tv as if you are the coach of your favorite team. Have fun!