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Stuffed Bell Peppers

By Stella Mancillas (my great aunt)

Ingredients:
10 bell peppers
1 teaspoon salt
2 pounds ground beef
1 tablespoon oil
1 cup onion diced
1 15-ounce can of pork and beans
¾ cup ketchup
1 teaspoon mustard

Preparation:

  1. Boil bell peppers in salt water until light green. Remove tops (save for later) and seeds, and then drain upside down.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. Form hamburger meat into patties, and fry in a pan lightly coated with oil. Once cooked, break patties into small pieces.
  4. Mix in onion, pork and beans, ketchup, and mustard. Cook on low heat for 20 minutes.
  5. Arrange peppers in shallow baking dish and then fill with ground beef mixture. Cover with bell pepper tops.
  6. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes.
  7. Serve hot with steamed white rice.

Steak Picado

by Dolores M. Wiarco (my mother)

Ingredients:
2 large sirloin steaks cut into strips
2 tablespoons oil
1 onion sliced thinly
1 bell pepper cored and sliced thinly
1 jalapeño diced
2 large tomatoes diced
2 cups water
Salt (to taste)
Pepper (to taste)

Preparation:

  1. Prepare large skillet with oil on medium heat.
  2. Brown meat on both sides, then add onion, bell pepper, and jalapeño and let cook together for several minutes stirring constantly until vegetables become slightly tender.
  3. Mix in tomatoes.
  4. Add just enough water to cover meat and vegetables. Bring to a boil then cover, adjust heat to low setting, and simmer for another 30 to 45 minutes.
  5. Serve with vegetables and broth.