Rice and Beans Halloween Jack O’Lantern Peppers

Rice and Beans Jack O'Lantern Peppers

 

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Rice and Beans Halloween Jack O’Lantern Peppers that is quick and simple to make, full in flavor and kids and grownups will love this fun presentation! It adds a special Halloween flare to your dinner, but it really is so simple to put together. Filled with delicious Mexican flavors of rice and beans, cumin, paprika, corn and cheese, this is hard not to enjoy.

 

Rice and Beans Jack O'Lantern Peppers

 

Halloween is such a fun Holiday. It’s a Holiday that is made for kids and grownups alike. There is the cute and kid friendly, and there is the dark and eerie more elegant grownup friendly. I have two grownup friendly cocktails, the Black Swan Cranberry Sangria and the Poison Blackberry Martini. Both easy and delicious and very dark and elegant.

 

This is the more kid friendly cute version. I have to say, as someone that people tend to think of as a grownup, (although I am not. The other day, I sat in my living room, dancing and singing ‘I’m so excited’ because I was going to watch the Disney movie Tarzan) – I am super excited about these easy Rice and Beans Halloween Jack O’Lantern Peppers.

 

Rice and Beans Jack O'Lantern Peppers

Rice and Beans Halloween Jack O’Lantern Peppers

 

I’ve seen a lot of Jack O’Lantern Peppers out there, so the idea isn’t mine, but not sure where to give credit to either. The filling is my own. Begin with pre-heating your oven to 180C (350F). Brown the ground beef in a large saucepan over medium high heat. Set aside.

 

Rice and Beans Jack O'Lantern Peppers

 

Reduce to medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and sauté until translucent – about 10 minutes. Add the rice and stir frequently until rice is golden and opaque. Add the ground beef, season with salt and pepper, smoked paprika, cayenne and cumin.

 

Pour in the broth or water. Stir gently. Cover and bring to a boil. Then reduce to low and simmer until all the liquid is absorbed. Approximately 17 minutes, depending a little on the rice.

 

Rice and Beans Jack O'Lantern Peppers

 

Meanwhile, draw Jack O’Lanterns on the bell peppers. Cut with a sharp knife outside of the markings. Cut the top of the bell peppers off, but save it for presentation. Hollow and de-seed the peppers and cut a little on the bottom to make them more steady (if needed).

 

Fluff with a fork and add in the beans, corn, salsa and half of the cheese. Divide the mixture into eight bell peppers. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the bell peppers are soft and the cheese is melted.

 

Rice and Beans Jack O'Lantern Peppers

 

Add a few broken pieces of nachos on top to make it look like it’s been cut with broken glass! Serve the Rice and Beans Halloween Jack O’Lantern Peppers with optional toppings.

 

Happy Halloween!

 

Rice and Beans Jack O'Lantern Peppers

Perfect in time for Halloween:

 

 

Pumpkin White Chocolate Muffins with Crumb Topping Hot Mulled Apple Cider (Eplegløgg) Pumpkin Sage Brown Butter Soup

 

 

Poison Blackberry Martini Pumpkin Souffle 

 

If you have any feedback, I’d love to hear from you. Either in the comment section below or tag me @thegingerwithspice on Instagram. And don’t forget to Pin it for later!

 

 

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Rice and Beans Halloween Jack O'Lantern Peppers

Easy Rice and Beans Halloween Jack O'Lantern Peppers that is quick and simple to make, full in flavor and kids and grownups will love this fun presentation!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Mexican, Other
Servings: 8 people

Ingredients

Jack O'Lantern Peppers

  • 8 orange bell peppers
  • 200 gr ground beef
  • 1 onion small-ish, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 175 gr uncooked rice 200 ml / 7 fl. oz.
  • 300 ml beef or chicken broth optional, can use water. 1 1/3 cup
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 3/4 tsp smoked paprika or just paprika
  • 1/2-1 tsp cayenne pepper for heat, optional
  • 1/2-1 tsp salt depending on water or broth
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 85 gr beans half a can
  • 70 gr corn half a can
  • 150 gr shredded cheese e.g. Mexican blend, Jarlsberg, cheddar
  • 115 gr salsa Your favorite kind. Approx half a jar

Optional Toppings

  • Crushed nacho chips as decorative 'glass shards' and crunch
  • guacamole
  • More salsa
  • sour cream
  • Fresh salad
  • cilantro chopped

Instructions

  • Begin with pre-heating your oven to 180C (350F). Brown the ground beef in a skillet over medium high heat. Set beef aside but continue with the pan.
  • Reduce heat to medium. Add the onion and garlic and sauté until translucent - about 10 minutes. Add the rice and stir frequently until rice is golden and opaque. Add the ground beef, season with salt and pepper, smoked paprika, cayenne and cumin.
  • Pour in the broth or water. Stir gently. Cover and bring to a boil. Then reduce to low and simmer until all the liquid is absorbed. Approximately 17 minutes, depending a little on the rice.
  • Meanwhile, draw Jack O'Lanterns on the bell peppers. Cut with a sharp knife outside of the markings. Cut the top of the bell peppers off, but save it for presentation. Hollow and de-seed the peppers and cut a little on the bottom to make them more steady (if needed).
  • Fluff with a fork and add in the beans, corn, salsa and half of the cheese. Divide the mixture into four bell peppers. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the bell peppers are soft and the cheese is melted.
  • Add a few broken pieces of nachos on top to make it look like it's been cut with broken glass! Serve the Rice and Beans Halloween Jack O'Lantern Peppers with optional toppings.

Notes

Did you make it? Tag @thegingerwithspice / #gingerwithspice on Instagram, I'd love to see!
Author: Stine Mari from Ginger with Spice


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