Great lookin cook there breaux...I will have to try chopped beef because I've never even thought of trying to make em before. The photos you took were great too.
However, correct me if I'm wrong, but the hotness from a pepper comes from the ribs rather then the seeds? i've heard that the seeds actually don't have any heat, but rather the capiscin comes from the ribs on the inside of the pepper. Can anyone else confirm this? If that's true, then you'll need to trim all of the ribs off the pepper and it should be pretty mellow when you use em.