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So this a good recipe that my wife cued me in on.  I just took the original mexican lasagna recipe and tweaked a little.  Ok… I add jolokia’s, so I guess I tweaked it a lot.

For this recipe I normally use fresh ingredients but for sake of time I went with canned.


1 Bhut Jolokia Peppers

1 Bag of your favorite shredded cheese

1/4 can of black beans

1 small can of whole kernel corn

Corn tortillas

Spanish Rice

1 lb of your favorite ground beef

1 Tablespoon of cumin

1 clove of garlic

You are going to be using an 8 by 8 brownie pan for this.  To start, you are going to want to brown the beef on medium heat with a large skillet.  While the meat is browning finely chop your jolokia pepper into a fine mash like consistency.

While the meat is still browning, add the chopped peppers to the meat

After the meat is browned, strain it.   Add it back to the skillet and stir in 1/4 cup of water, the cumin and garlic.  Let simmer until all water has evaporated.

While the meat is simmering, layer the bottom of your brownie pan with tortilla.

All you do now is layer.  Meat, beans, corn, rice, cheese, more tortilla, then another layer of goodies.  Top with tortilla’s and cheese.

Once you’ve layered everything, back at 325 degrees F for 30 minutes or until your cheese is melted.

Enjoy!  And Be careful! This can be quite spicy.  🙂

Pepper Freak


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It’s amazing to me how beautiful Chile plants can get, and how much different Chile plants look as they start to get bigger.  When all the genes start kicking in, the plant turns to different shapes, sizes and colors.  Here is just a few photos of different varieties of the Chiles I have started growing this year.

Pepper Joe’s Long Slim Red:

Fluorescent Purple Chile (This one is really cool)

Atomic Starfish:

Bolivian Rainbow :

Bhut Jolokia :

Tabasco Pepper : These are much smaller than any other variety I grow

Peter Pepper :

Turkish Cayenne :

They are looking great.  Some of the browning tips are from the change I made to their climate.  They got to tall to be under the humidity hood, so I removed it.  I didn’t really harden them off to this and it was kind of a shock for them.  This was a lot worse but they are coming back just fine.

More tomorrow,

The Pepper Freak

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