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Reindeer Turds or Diablo Stuffed peppers

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My aunt used to stuff cherry peppers with a hot sausage mix and then deep fry them, they were served as appetizers. Being a chilihead I upped the anti by using jalapeno peppers
 
 
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Step 3: The Peppers

While the meat is browning lets get started preparing the peppers. Slice off the stem end and then using a small knife (I like a "steak" knife) carefully remove the ribs and seeds, try not to split the peppers open..

  Helpful hint :::: Do not touch your face or any other part of your body before washing your hands. Soap and water will eventually remove the capsaisin oil but alcohol will remove it quickly. A mix of soap and rubbing alcohol really works best in my opinion

Step 4: The Cheese

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Grate up some cheese, the type depends on your taste, Im using a white cheddar this time but I've used crumbled blue cheese and even swiss in the past. You could use a processor but this old style box grater is fast, easy to set up and to clean

Step 5: The Stuffing Mix

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Once your sausage is no longer pink but not deeply browned remove it from the pan and allow to cool. Add in your filler of choice (Im using left over doritos finely crushed but you could use bread crumbs or crushed crackers) add in the grated (or crumbled) cheese, add in a slightly beaten egg and stir the mixture to combine

Step 6: Getting stuffed

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 There's really no neat way to stuff the peppers so just get your hands in there and being careful not to split the peppers fill them with the stuffing mix

  NOTE: any leftover filling can be fried up in patty form or added to beaten eggs for an omlet
Beanie103 years ago
These look amazing! Thanks for the recipe.
jimmiek4 years ago
the complete instructable ..... Thanks!! Your "Reindeer Turds" are about to become an instant sensation at the next church social, mild (cherry) for the kids and hot (japaleno) for the adults :-) :-)
chikenf00t4 years ago
wow really?
Sure way to meet a handsome fire fighter after you eat one lol
wanamoka4 years ago
Very interesting recipe.  Gotta try these.  

If you kept the gator name I might have suggested stuffing with a cajun andouille style sausage.

or stuff with chorizo and they could be added to the breakfast burritos as a side dish. 
l8nite (author)  wanamoka4 years ago
 I have used chorizo a couple of times but don't have a local source for andouille, a spicey brkfast sausage also works as does a taco mixture using ground beef or even pulled pork.

 As far as the name goes, it was changed for the season. I make these rather often and they are usually just called dads peppers but I saw a program some yrs ago where they were making armidillo eggs which are basically the same thing except they are breaded and then deep fried and I though mine needed a catchy name. They do look kind of turdish and here in florida we have a lot of gators and more locally the gators (fl)and bulldogs(ga) football game.. and a name was born.

 Call them what you want, fill them as you want, just enjoy them !
 Thank you for commenting
Romado121874 years ago
hhaha
I think reindeer droppings look more like coffee beans... but I could be wrong.
l8nite (author)  Romado121874 years ago
You could be right, Im not a rerindeer expert.... We usually call these gator turds but in keeping with the season I changed the name  but I don't think it will catch on = S
caitlinsdad4 years ago
Oooo, gotta feel the burn going in and out.  Maybe you should make a sour cream/guacamole fire extinguisher sauce/dip for us weenies.
l8nite (author)  caitlinsdad4 years ago
LOL. Ive become immune to the after effects mentioned by nonchiliheads but really these aren't all that hot, the seeds and ribs have been removed..

 Thanks for comenting...........
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