Monday, February 11, 2013

Savory Cheese & Sausage Stuffed Banana Peppers


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)

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.