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Here is a recipe that was altered and retrieved from Pinterest: Halloween Taco Stuffed Peppers by Pink Fortitude and Shrunken Potato Heads from, blog, To the Motherhood.
Recipe for Jack-o-Lantern Stuffed Peppers:
1 lb. package of ground turkey breast
3 Whole Orange Bell Peppers
1 can of Black Beans
1 1/2 C. Salsa)
2 Packets of Taco seasoning
1/2 White Onion, chopped finely
1 tsp. Garlic
2 C. Wild Rice
2 tbsp. Olive Oil (1 tbsp. added for cooking garlic and onions, 2nd used for ground turkey. You can use more, if needed.)
Salt and Pepper to taste
First, preheat the oven to 380 degrees Fahrenheit, wash bell peppers and dry them. Next, cut the tops of the peppers off, about 1/2" or 1". Make sure to leave enough of the base to hold an adequate amount of filling. Then, using a butter knife or a paring knife, make 3 small incisions in order to make 2 triangles for the eyes and cut a mouth out.
!!Please, do all of this carefully and keep your hands and fingers AWAY from the blade and please do not put your fingers inside of the pepper while cutting.!!
Place peppers in a pan and bake for 10 minutes in a 380 degree F oven to soften the peppers. While they are baking, start the wild rice in a pot of boiling water (the rice I used recommended that for every 1 C of rice to use 2 1/2 C of water, 1-2 tsp salt, 1 tbsp. olive oil/butter (optional) and let boil for 5 minutes, then let simmer for 45 minutes, covered). Remove the peppers from the oven and let them cool.
In a large frying pan, add 1 tbsp. olive oil and brown the minced onions and garlic. When they become translucent add ground turkey to the pan and cook with 1 packet of taco seasoning. When the turkey is cooked, add in 1 1/2 C of Salsa to the pan, 1 can of black beans (drained and rinsed) and the last taco seasoning packet.
After this is done cooking, add the cooked rice to the mixture. This is where I added 2 tsp. of sugar and 2 tbsp. of milk. Mix until incorporated, then add in the cooked wild rice. Mix together and stuff the peppers. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
Spooky Baked Potatoes:
3 big Baking Potatoes (cut in half)
1/4 C. Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees fahrenheit. Wash the potatoes thoroughly and then cut them in half, length-wise. Using a butter knife or a paring knife, carve spooky faces into the skin side of the potato. Toss the halves in the oil mixture.
Place, flat side down on either a silicone mat covered pan or you could use parchment paper. Bake at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 45 minutes. Let cool and serve.
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