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Paleo Mini Taco Nacho Party Peppers

Paleo Newbie mini stuffed peppers appetizer

Here’s a pretty cool idea for a clean summer party appetizer that actually looks appetizing!

Forget about boring cheese and crackers, you’ve got to try this eye-popping platter of stuffed mini peppers that will make your taste buds dance!whole30 compliant recipe mark

This easy paleo recipe is a fun little fusion of nachos, tacos and stuffed peppers ready to “wow” your guests – especially when you top these with a squirt of that special avocado sauce! Mmmm…so good.

And just in case you’re doing a Whole30® program or just want to eat super-clean, this awesome appetizer is Whole30 compliant.

This one’s super-easy too! Just heat up the mini-peppers in the oven or on the grill, and stuff with the ground beef mixture you just season and brown – real simple.  And that tantalizing avocado sauce topping whips up in just minutes!

For a good, clean seasoning try my special taco seasoning mix (see recipe) or you can just use your favorite seasoning.

And don’t skip the avocado sauce for this recipe…that’s what makes these beauties really come alive!

Not planning a party?  Hey this recipe is reason enough to throw one for your family, friends or just yourself — you’ll want to find an excuse to try this easy paleo appetizer real soon!

paleo mini stuffed peppers appetizers recipe

Paleo Mini Taco Nacho Party Peppers

July 16, 2017

paleo mini stuffed peppers appetizers recipe

Ingredients

Main Ingredients

15-20 Mini sweet peppers, cut in half lengthwise

1 cup Pico de Gallo

1 lb Ground beef, grass-fed preferred

1 Onion, small, diced

1/2 cup Tomato sauce

2-3 tbsp Taco seasoning (see my recipe below)

Avocado Sauce

1/2 Avocado, pitted

1/2 cup Cilantro, fresh

1/2 Jalapeño pepper, seeded

1/4 cup Paleo mayo

1/4 cup Water

2 tbsp Lime juice

1 Garlic clove,

1/2 tsp Salt

Taco Seasoning (or use your favorite)

1 tbsp Chili powder

1 tsp Salt

1 tsp Ground black pepper

1 tsp Oregano

1 tsp Thyme

1 1/2 tsp Cumin

1/2 tsp Paprika

1/4 tsp Garlic powder

1/4 tsp Onion powder

1/4 tsp Red pepper flakes (adjust to taste)

Directions

1Slice mini sweet peppers lengthwise in half and remove seeds. Grill (medium high direct heat, about 10 minutes, turning once) or bake in oven (10-12 minutes at 400ºF). Set aside.

2For the taco meat mixture, add 2 tablespoons of fat (coconut oil, olive oil, etc.) in a skillet over medium heat. Add diced onion and saute 3-4 minutes, then add ground beef – cook until meat is browned. Add Taco Seasoning and the 1/2 cup of tomato sauce. Simmer for about 5 minutes stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.

3Add all the Avocado Sauce ingredients listed above to a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth.

4Spoon taco meat into cooked sweet pepper halves. Top each with a little of the Pico de Gallo. Garnish with olives, green onions, chopped cilantro –whatever you like. Finish with a drizzle of the Avocado Sauce.

• Do-it-yourself Paleo Mayo Recipe Link

• Avocado Sauce recipe yields about 1 cup

• Simply stir or shake Taco Seasoning spices to combine

 

 

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