Monday, October 29, 2012

Sriracha Stuffed Banana Peppers

     I know I've been on a Thanksgiving kick for the past couple of weeks, but I wanted to get this recipe out there. I made it once to burn through some spare peppers and it was a hit. We made a bunch of these yesterday and have frozen them for later use. It is super simple for use as an appetizer or side dish. You can swap the pork with pretty much any ground meat. Feel free to swap out the cheese, too. Pepper jack cheese would give even more kick to this recipe. As always, any notes (there won't be changes since this is entirely my recipe) will be in blue.

Sriracha Stuffed Banana Peppers
  • A dozen or so large banana peppers (use Hungarian Wax peppers for a little extra kick)
  • Bottle of Sriracha sauce
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 375F
  2. Cut the tops off the peppers and carefully core out the seeds and pith
  3. Brown the pork in a frying pan on the stove top (I sadly realized that if I didn't specify stove top, somebody was going to throw the pork in the oven and hope for the best). Drain excess grease.
  4. Add shredded cheese to pork and mix until cheese is melted
    This is the consistency you're looking for.
  5. Put a squirt of Sriracha in each pepper (use more or less according to how big of a stud/wuss you are)
  6. Pack the pork/cheese mixture in each pepper until just barely overfull
  7. Put peppers on a greased cookie sheet
  8. Put tray in oven and cook until peppers start to get soft and/or char (about 15-25 minutes)
  9. Remove from oven and let rest for 5-10 minutes
These also freeze well for later use. Simply stop at step 6 of the directions and store in a freezer bag or container.

I originally didn't have an actual photo of the dish, so I provided this whimsical picture of
 beloved  British animated character Peppa Pig.
Good times!


  1. love it! Thanks for coming by our party today.

  2. Loving these stuffed peppers!! I can handle that Sriracha,!! YUM-O!!


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