Monday, February 11, 2013

Savory Cheese & Sausage Stuffed Banana Peppers


Ingredients:


4 oz ground pork, crumbled, browned and drained
8 ounces Italian sausage, crumbled, browned and drained
1-8 ounce pkg light cream cheese, softened
4 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 tsp sugar
1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
1/2 teaspoon Old Bay Seafood seasoning
12 banana peppers, sliced down the side with seeds and membranes removed
1/2 cup green enchilada sauce
1/4 cup mozzarella, grated
1/4 cup sharp cheddar, grated
red chili flakes (optional)
cilantro, chopped (optional)

Directions:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Combine all ingredients except banana peppers in medium bowl. Mix thoroughly.

Stuff each pepper and place on a large greased baking dish. Cover with enchilada sauce and mozzarella.

Bake about 30-40 minutes, or until peppers are soft and filling is bubbly and beginning to brown.