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Chorizo Stuffed Cubanelle Peppers

Fresh cubanelle peppers stuffed with chorizo sausage and melted cheese. 

Fresh cubanelle peppers stuffed with chorizo sausage and melted cheese. A delicious way to use cubanelle peppers.

Cubanelle Peppers

Cubanelle pepper plants in the garden

The Cubanelle pepper, also known as “Cuban pepper” or an “Italian frying pepper,” is a sweet pepper. Cubanelles are usually picked when they are still unripe and a light yellowish-green color. However if you let the cubanelle pepper ripen, it will turn bright red.

A Cubanelle Pepper fresh from the garden

So how do you cook Cubanelle Peppers? This is a great way to give them a try!

These cubanelle peppers were the first harvest of my 2019 summer garden, and right away I knew what I wanted to do with them. I shared my cooking this recipe in my latest vlog and said I would share the recipe. Here it is!

Fresh cubanelle peppers stuffed with chorizo sausage and melted cheese. A delicious way to use cubanelle peppers.

 

Yield: 4

Chorizo Stuffed Cubanelle Peppers

Fresh cubanelle peppers stuffed with chorizo sausage and melted cheese. A delicious way to use cubanelle peppers.

Sweet cubanelle peppers stuffed with chorizo and baked to perfection.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 or 5 large cubanelle peppers
  • 1 lb chorizo sausage (bulk)
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 3/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • dash of hot paprika
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 Tb sriracha
  • 1 cup shredded pepper jack cheese

Instructions

  1. To begin, preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cook the chorizo and onion in a skillet over medium heat until the onion is tender and the chorizo is cooked.
  3. Stir in the smoked paprika, hot paprika, cumin garlic and sriracha. Remove from the heat.
  4. Cut the peppers in half the long way, and remove the seeds and pith from the insides.
  5. Arrange the peppers in a 9x13 baking pan.
  6. Spoon the meat mixture into the peppers.
  7. Sprinkle the cheese over the top.
  8. Bake for 20-30 miutes or until the peppers are cooked to desired doneness.
  9. Enjoy!

Notes

While the cubanellle peppers are not hot, this recipe has a bit of heat in it. For a less spicy version, omit the hot paprika, use mild chorizo and top with Monterrey jack cheese instead of pepper jack.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 685Total Fat: 53gSaturated Fat: 22gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 28gCholesterol: 127mgSodium: 1692mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 2gSugar: 6gProtein: 37g

This data was estimated and provided by Nutritionix. Accuracy not guaranteed.

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Fresh cubanelle peppers stuffed with chorizo sausage and melted cheese. A delicious way to use cubanelle peppers.

This recipe was shared in Meal Plan Monday.

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