Stuffed Anaheim Peppers
3 tablespoons cooking oil
1 onion, chopped
1/2 pound ground meat or sausage
2 garlic cloves, minced
8 ounces cream cheese
1/3 cup freshly chopped parsley leaves, reserve some for garnish
1 tablespoon hot sauce
1/4 cup bread crumbs
6-8 anaheim peppers (banana peppers can also be used, but you will need more. I used a combination of the two)
salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
1 teaspoon grill seasoning
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano (or 1 tsp fresh)
marinara sauce and parmesan cheese for serving
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
In a saute pan over medium-high heat add the oil. Once heated add onion and saute for about 8 minutes. Add meat and garlic and saute until meat is browned. Season with oregano and grill seasoning. Add cream cheese and stir until melted. Take off heat and stir in parsley, hot sauce and bread crumbs. Salt and pepper to taste. Let cool.
Slice peppers in half long-ways and remove all seeds and ribs. Stuff peppers with meat and cheese mixture and bake for 20-30 minutes or grill until char develops. Plate and top with warm marinara sauce and grated parmesan cheese. Garnish with reserved parsley. Enjoy!
These were a total play-around dish that I am so happy turned out the way that it did. This filling was super yummy and would also work wonderfully stuffed inside tomatoes, zucchini, or large bell peppers. I think they would also be cute as jalapeño poppers for a party appetizer. The extra spice would be delicious. These peppers tasted exactly how I had hoped they would and will easily become a staple in our household.