Monday, August 1, 2011

Bacon-Cheddar Stuffed Banana Peppers

As usual, we spent some time at our Farmer's Market this weekend.  Where I may have bought a peck of peaches and a pound of banana peppers.  Whenever Hubbers spies peppers he immediately requests them stuffed.  And stuff them I did...full of carmelized onions, shallots, mushrooms, bacon and cheese.  They were out of this world tasty.  I only wish I had made more!

This is the best picture I could get before Hubbers started swiping them off the plate

Bacon-Cheddar Stuffed Banana Peppers

6 banana peppers, seeded and sliced in half long ways
1 banana pepper, seeded and diced
1/2 sweet onion, diced
3 small shallots, minced
2 tablespoons garlic, minced
4 oz mushrooms, diced
1/2 pound bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 oz cream cheese
4 oz cheddar cheese, crumbled or grated
2 tablespoons olive oil

1 - Add olive oil to a pan over medium heat
2 - Once pan is hot, add onions, diced banana pepper and shallots and saute until translucent
3 - Add mushrooms and garlic and cook until onions start to caramelize
4 - Reduce heat to low and add cream cheese; stir until combined
5 - Add 3 oz cheddar cheese and crumbled bacon to the mixture; stir until cheese has melted
6 - Stuff pepper halves and top each pepper with the remaining 1 oz cheddar cheese; pressing cheese down into the stuffing
7 - Grill the peppers over a medium flame until the peppers are browned (about 5-7 minutes)

To keep them intact, I would suggest removing the peppers from the grill with a large spatula. 

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Rose said...

These look awesome. I can almost taste them just looking at the picture. :-)

Tres Chere Vintage Market said...

My husband will love these,I will be grilling them this weekend!

Maggie said...

going to the farmers market tomorrow, will pick up some.
I will be honored if you will add this project in our weekly linking party every Wednesdays at
Have a great week,

Mallory said...

Yuuuuuuummers. I love stuffing peppers but this concoction you have is now on my to make list!

I found you via TT&J and am the post two after yours! Would love a visit over at my blog

Take care!

Tanya Anurag said...

This looks yum!! I have a different version of stuffed peppers... which is more India-nized. Will try this soon. Thanks for sharing.

I am hosting my first link-up party - Tea Time Thursdays @ Kreative Korner. Would be glad to see some of your awesome posts there. Hope to see you at the party.

Kim said...

I looooove stuffed peppers like this, but haven't thought to put bacon in them somehow. Not sure how I missed that, but thanks for the great idea! Great blog!


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