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Buffalo Stuffed Poblano Peppers

By Seth Fera-SchanesBuffalo Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Poblano peppers have a mild flavor and are excellent for stuffing. The ground buffalo is lean and works well with the mushroom, carrot and celery mixture. I also used salt pork instead of olive oil when cooking for additional flavor (but you can use olive oil if you would like.)  This is a great recipe for those looking to make a paleo meal.

Ingredients:
1 lb. ground buffalo
1/2 medium onion – diced
4 medium to large poblano peppers
3 cups baby portabella mushrooms – diced
3/4 cup celery – diced
1/2 cup carrots – diced
2 serrano peppers – diced (optional for heat)
Salt pork – or olive oil if you prefer
Salt and pepper to taste

Serving size: 4
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 15-20 minutes

Directions:
Preheat oven to 425 F degrees

Slice poblano peppers down one side lengthwise and then make two small 1/4 inch incisions towards the top of the pepper.  Gently open and cut out center piece with seeds and then rinse clean.  Set aside.

In a large pot, add 5-10 small pieces of rinsed salt pork.  Allow pork to render over medium heat for  a few minutes until there is a sheen on in the pot.  Disgard any remaining pieces but do not drain pot.

Add onion and cook for a few minutes until translucent (do not carmelize.)  Add buffalo and brown for 2-4 minutes.  Remove contents from pot and set aside.

In same pot, add all the diced vegetables and cook for 5-10 minutes.  Add olive oil or another piece of salt pork if needed.

Add buffalo back into pot, cook for another 2 minutes, stirring all ingredients together and add salt and pepper to taste.  Remove from heat and allow to cook for a few minutes.

When mixture is cool enough to handle, spoon into poblano peppers.  Put stuffed peppers onto glass baking dish or baking sheet and put in over.  Cook for 15-20 minutes or until peppers are fork tender.

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