Banana Peppers Stuffed w/ Sausage and Cheese

Jewel Hall

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I have been looking for a good stuffed Banana Pepper Recipe. A friend had given us some big, beautiful Banana Peppers so I dug for a recipe. The one I decided on miranda.blogspot.com They turned out great so I am posting the recipe here. Don't know if I can get a photo but my sister and I loved them with a tossed salad and garlic toast and tea. I'm actually eating one now with a Ritz cracker, very tasty.


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Serves:

10-12

Prep:

45 Min

Cook:

40 Min

Ingredients

12
washed & dried large banana peppers
4 oz
ground pork, browned and drained
8 oz
italian sausage , crumbled, browned, and drained
8 oz
pkg of cream cheese at room temperature
4 oz
sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 medium
onion, finely chopped
4 clove
garlic, finely chopped
1/2 tsp
black pepper, ground
1 tsp
sugar
1/2 tsp
granulated garlic
1/2 tsp
dried parsley
1/2 tsp
old bay seafood seasoning
1/2 c
green enchilade sauce
1/4 c
mozzarella cheese, grated
1/2 tsp
red chili flakes. (optional)
cilantro, chopped (optional) i don't use.

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Split banana peppers down the side, dig out seed and membranes with a teaspoon, set aside in a big cookie sheet that is sprayed with a Pam type product.
2
Brown and drain sausages and place in large mixing bowl. (Have cheeses grated and ready to use ahead of time). Place cheeses, grated onion and garlic along with all ingredients except green enchilada sauce and 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese into bowl with sausages and cream cheese.
3
Mix all ingredients well. Stuff by teaspoon full into bananna peppers That have been split down the side and seeds and membranes removed.
4
After stuffing is completed, sprinkle enchileda sauce over pepper and grated mozzarella cheese over top.
5
Bake in a preheated oven at 400 degrees 35 minutes or until peppers are tender and begin to turn brown. Lift from cookie sheet and enjoy.
***** You can wash and dry peppers to room temperature; Cut into 1/2's and freeze in gallon freezer bag. Be sure to remove as much air as possible. You may have to use a drinking straw to suck out air. The less aiir in bag, the less likely ice will form in bag. Take out as many halves as you need later, stuff while frozen and bake as directed.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes