It's almost Super Bowl time so you know what that means.... dumb hashtags from Super Bowl commercials from companies who don't get it. Just kidding. FOOD! If your team didn't make it to the big game, food is kind of the only thing left in this football send off until fall. And seeing as neither the Redskins nor Packers are in the running, it has fully become about food and mourning the off season in this house. 

If you want to have a healthier appetizer option for your Super Bowl party, you'll love these sweet peppers stuffed with a black bean Mexican millet filling. They're poppable without the grease and filled with fiber to keep you full beyond half time. And peppers are a great beauty food for their vitamin C! 

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Mexican Millet Stuffed Peppers 

/// Ingredients ///

  • 1 c millet
  • 2 c water or chicken stock 
  • 1/2 small onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tablespoon of oil
  • 1 teaspoon of sriracha
  • 1/4 teaspoon chipotle
  • 3 shakes of liquid smoke
  • 1 tablespoon fig, raspberry or grape jam
  • 7 oz chopped organic tomatoes
  • 7 oz black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 c millet
  • salt 
  • sweet peppers 

/// Directions /// To cook millet add 2 C water and millet to a pot with a lid. Cook for 25 minutes on medium. Turn off the heat and leave covered for 5 minutes. Fluff with fork. To make pepper filling add onion and garlic to oil with spices. Stir until onions are translucent. Add fruit jam. Add tomatoes and black beans and millet. Stir and cook on low for 10 minutes to blend flavors. Top with a pinch of salt and fill de-seeded sweet peppers. 

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Dietitian Nutritionist. My husband Chris and I create food and beverage photos, videos, stopmotions and recipes. And they're really cool.