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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.

 

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

Chorizo Stuffed Cubanelle Peppers

Constance Smith - A Good Life Farm
Sweet cubanelle peppers stuffed with chorizo and baked to perfection.
4.34 from 9 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course The Front Porch
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 685 kcal

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
 

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

Serving: 1cCalories: 685kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 37gFat: 53gSaturated Fat: 22gPolyunsaturated Fat: 28gCholesterol: 127mgSodium: 1692mgFiber: 2gSugar: 6g

Nutritional information is auto-generated and the accuracy is 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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