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Picadillo Stuffed Mini Bell Peppers. A wonderful little appetizer recipe for those beautiful little mini sweet bell peppers

Picadillo Stuffed Mini Peppers

A soft fragrant combination of ground beef and salsa, with raisins for sweetness and olives for salt. With red wine and cumin and Sprouts Kale and Vegetable Salsa, this is a great stuffing for Sprouts Mini Sweet Peppers.
Cuisine Southwestern Mexican
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 2559kcal


  • 12 mini bell peppers rinsed, halved and seeds and veins removed
  • 6 Tablespoons bacon fat
  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 large onion fine diced
  • 4 Tbsp. red wine
  • 3 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 1/2 cup pimento stuffed green olives chopped
  • 1 cup Sprouts Kale and Vegetable Salsa
  • 2 Tbsp. capers rough chopped
  • 1/2 cup raisins chopped
  • 2 large potatoes peeled and cut into small cubes
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Cotija cheese and cilantro for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare the bell peppers. Slice them in half and clean out the seeds. Place the peppers on a sheet pan and roast for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.
  • Heat half of the bacon fat in a heavy skillet. Add the beef and onions and cook over medium high heat, stirring constantly until evenly browned.
  • Reduce the heat and add the wine and lime juice. Cook for 5 minutes. Stir in salsa, olives, capers and raisins. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Heat the remaining fat in another skillet. Fry the potatoes, garlic and cumin, turning occasionally until evenly browned. Lower the heat and cook for 10 - 12 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  • Add the potatoes to the meat mixture and cook gently for 5 minutes. Season to taste.
  • With a small spoon, fill the bell peppers with the meat and potato mixture.
  • To serve, sprinkle with Cotija cheese and fine chopped cilantro.


Calories: 2559kcal | Carbohydrates: 170g | Protein: 169g | Fat: 131g | Saturated Fat: 50g | Cholesterol: 501mg | Sodium: 4369mg | Potassium: 6537mg | Fiber: 32g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 12095IU | Vitamin C: 510.2mg | Calcium: 429mg | Iron: 39mg