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A delicious and spicy stuffed Habanero with a Mechado sauce!

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Yields8 Servings
Total Time1 hr
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Mechado Sauce




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Filling
1

In a small bowl, combine ground beef, soy sauce, calamansi juice, and ground black pepper and mix until well combined. Set aside.

2

In a pan over medium heat, sauté the garlic and onions in oil until translucent and fragrant. Add the tomatoes, potatoes, carrots, bell peppers, and peas then saute for a few more minutes. Add tomato paste and cook for a few more minutes until the tomato paste gets dark and slightly toasted. Remove from pan, set aside and cool.

3

Combine the sautéed vegetables to the pork, add the ground bay leaf and stir until well combined. Set aside.

Mechado Sauce
4

In the same pan, prepare the sauce by deglazing with beef broth and adding tomato sauce, fish sauce, and ground black pepper. Cook and stir until well combined.

Assembly
5

Slice a small incision into habanero peppers and carefully fill halfway with meat mixture, place a cube of cheese in the middle and fill with more meat mixture.

6

In a bowl, combine flour, cornstarch, baking powder, garlic powder and water, mixing well into a smooth batter.

7

Dip the habaneros into the batter and roll in breadcrumbs to fully coat.

8

Deep fry breaded habaneros until golden and crisp.

9

Serve with dipping sauce and enjoy your spicy treat!

Ingredients

Filling














Mechado Sauce




Assembly









Directions

Filling
1

In a small bowl, combine ground beef, soy sauce, calamansi juice, and ground black pepper and mix until well combined. Set aside.

2

In a pan over medium heat, sauté the garlic and onions in oil until translucent and fragrant. Add the tomatoes, potatoes, carrots, bell peppers, and peas then saute for a few more minutes. Add tomato paste and cook for a few more minutes until the tomato paste gets dark and slightly toasted. Remove from pan, set aside and cool.

3

Combine the sautéed vegetables to the pork, add the ground bay leaf and stir until well combined. Set aside.

Mechado Sauce
4

In the same pan, prepare the sauce by deglazing with beef broth and adding tomato sauce, fish sauce, and ground black pepper. Cook and stir until well combined.

Assembly
5

Slice a small incision into habanero peppers and carefully fill halfway with meat mixture, place a cube of cheese in the middle and fill with more meat mixture.

6

In a bowl, combine flour, cornstarch, baking powder, garlic powder and water, mixing well into a smooth batter.

7

Dip the habaneros into the batter and roll in breadcrumbs to fully coat.

8

Deep fry breaded habaneros until golden and crisp.

9

Serve with dipping sauce and enjoy your spicy treat!

Stuffed Habanero Peppers With Mechado Sauce