Chew On This: Stuffed Banana Peppers W/ Raw Tomatillo Salsa

Chew On This: Stuffed Banana Peppers W/ Raw Tomatillo Salsa

This recipe is delicious, but only make this if you’ve added peppers back into your diet and you did not have a problem with them. So many articles tell those with arthritis to shy away from night shade vegetables. When it comes down to it, it really depends on YOUR BODY! That’s why elimination diets are so important – it lets you know how certain foods affect you.

My stomach used to have a hard time with spicy foods. No me gusta. BUT! Since I did the elimination diet, my stomach not only wants spicy foods, but is craving it! I believe this is due to my stomach being cold (which I’ll get into in a later post), but it’s a big change of pace. When I would go to a thai restaurant I would always order my food at a 0 or 1 spice level (on a 1-10 scale). Now, I’m like at a 5 . . . I’m not going overboard ok?! haha

I was at the grocery store the other day and there were local farm’s banana peppers. They looked soooooo good. I started immediately placing some in a bag. As I was picking them up I was thinking to myself ‘I have no idea what I’m going to do with these, but man, they look good!’ Two-seconds later a woman came up to me and asked me what I was going to do with the peppers! Haha!!! I told her I was literally just asking myself the same question!

Any-who, this is the recipe I ended up concocting with the delicious banana peppers and I very much enjoyed them. That week I was luck enough to get tomatillos and green tomatoes in my CSA box. I’ve bought tomatillo salsa or canned tomatillo sauce before, but I’ve never in my life bought a tomatillo.(I know, I must live a sheltered life) I looked online and saw various ways to make tomatillo salsa. I took a look at what I had in the fridge and this is what I came up with! It is an extremely mild salsa since I did not put any spice in it, but the banana peppers were especially spicy so the mild verde sauce was much appreciate!

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Stuffed Banana Peppers w/ Raw Tomatillo Salsa
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This delicious meal can be served over brown rice to make a complete meal! When you omit the serrano pepper from the raw tomatillo salsa, it calms down the spiciness of the banana peppers.
Servings
6 Banana Peppers
Servings
6 Banana Peppers
Stuffed Banana Peppers w/ Raw Tomatillo Salsa
Print Recipe
This delicious meal can be served over brown rice to make a complete meal! When you omit the serrano pepper from the raw tomatillo salsa, it calms down the spiciness of the banana peppers.
Servings
6 Banana Peppers
Servings
6 Banana Peppers
Ingredients
Servings: Banana Peppers
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350*
  2. Chop mushrooms, celery, carrot, onion, and garlic. Sauté in the olive oil.
  3. Add ground turkey to vegetables. Sprinkle the turkey with salt, pepper and any other spices you would like to include.
  4. Remove the stems of the banana peppers. Slice peppers down the middle to split open and remove any seeds.
  5. Pour enough of the juice from the canned tomatoes in a glass 9 by 13 pan to cover the bottom. Line the peppers in the pan.
  6. Roast peppers in the oven until tender/easily pierced with a knife. Mine took about 15 minutes.
  7. Once mixture is cooked through, and peppers are roasted, spoon turkey & veggies into banana peppers.
  8. Once all peppers are filled, pour canned tomatoes and remaining juice over peppers.
  9. Place back in the oven to heat tomatoes and peppers through - about 15/20 minutes.
  10. Place in a high powered blender tomatillos, onion, garlic, cilantro, oregano, cumin, salt and water. Blend until completely smooth and it has a salsa consistency. I only had a red onion left when I made mine, so I used that! Use whatever you have on hand. Because I also received a green tomato in my weekly CSA I threw that in the blender as well.
  11. If you'd like to add cheese, sprinkle cheese on peppers and leave in oven until melted.
  12. Take out of the oven and let sit for a few minutes. Plate pepper onto dish and drizzle tomatillo salsa on top. Enjoy!
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