Grilled Stuffed Peppers! I really had to force myself to end the first sentence with an exclamation mark. They were good and I really enjoy them, but something still seems to be missing. I have been experimenting with this recipe since spring. Though I think tonight's missed the mark a little because I did not have any chorizo...or cheese. You have to have cheese!
Typically, I plan on about 8 medium size peppers and 2 pounds of meat. This round included ground beef and ground pork. For the rice, I steamed 1 cup (uncooked) of brown basmati. Since I was short on chorizo, I added a few tablespoons of chipotle puree. I could really add chipotle to anything and like the end result.
I saute diced onion and garlic and then brown the meat. I use the side burner because these are grilled stuffed peppers gang! With the meat browned, I add in the cooked rice (the first few times I made this I tried to cook the rice in the meat...that did not work at all), about a cup of tomato sauce, chipotle puree, oregano, salt and pepper. I let it simmer for about 10 minutes.
I pre-heated the grill to indirect medium (just the outside burners on) and stuffed the hollowed out peppers with the stuffing. Once the peppers are stuffed, I placed them in the middle of the grill and lowered the hood. I give them around 30 minutes.
I need to have this again, soon. I also need to take better notes so I can remember what I did last time. I am still bad about that!