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cowboy burger stuffed peppers

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Bekka Lambert
Colorado Springs, CO

Cowboy-style bacon cheeseburger meets stuffed pepper! Perfect for camping or grilling out.

(2 ratings)
yield 6 -8
prep time 15 Min
cook time 30 Min

Ingredients For cowboy burger stuffed peppers

  • 2 lb
    ground beef or turkey
  • 1 pkg
    cooked & crumbled bacon
  • 3/4 c
    shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 c
    shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 1 can
    green chiles, drained
  • 1/2 c
    french fried onions
  • 1 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
    sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/2 c
    italian bread crumbs
  • 1/2 c
    instant potato flakes, dry
  • 1 c
    cooked rice
  • 1/3 c
    bbq sauce
  • 1 Tbsp
    prepared mustard
  • 1
  • 6-8
    large bell peppers

How To Make cowboy burger stuffed peppers

  • 1
    Slice tops off peppers, set aside. Remove seeds from peppers & set aside.
  • 2
    Combine all other ingredients in a large bowl. Get in there with your hands and mix till evenly distributed.
  • 3
    Fill peppers to top with the meat mixture. Place tops of peppers back on. Wrap each pepper with aluminum foil.
  • 4
    To cook peppers you can either place the wrapped peppers on a hot grill for approximately 30 minutes, turning every few minutes or so till done; OR, and this is my preferred way, you can place the wrapped peppers directly on the coals in the grill or the campfire for about 15-20 minutes, turning (carefully) every couple minutes. Take a thermometer to the middle of the meat to ensure a temperature of at least 160 degrees F.
  • 5
    Remove peppers from grill/coals. Let sit wrapped for about 10 minutes, then unwrap & enjoy! Serve with some bbq sauce & pickle spears.