Thursday, March 19, 2009

What’s on the Grill #122

Red Pepper Bites!  Tonight’s recipe is courtesy of Flickr friend Bluefrogj.  While cruising Bluefrogj’s stream, I came across these delicious morsels and knew I just had to try them.  Pretty much anything that involves meat and peppers, I am a sucker for.  Fortunately, this recipe had both in spades and add that to the fact that I needed some kind of dish to take to work tomorrow, this recipe had me covered.

Sliced Red Peppers

Bluefrogj had these things originally prepared for the oven, so all I did was grill them indirect on the grill.  They are simple, wonderful, and almost an entire meal by themselves.

In a bowl, I combined 1 pound of ground meat and 1 pound of pork sausage.  Add in a 1/2 cup of Italian bread crumbs, salt, pepper, and garlic powder.  Combine with your hands.

Give me heat!

I took four red bell peppers and cut them into roughly 1 inch by 1 inch squares.  Then, take a spoonful of meat and place on top of the pepper squares.  Once the pepper squares are topped with the meat mixture, top the meat mixture with cheddar cheese.  Bluefrogi used shredded cheddar, but I used small squares…mostly because I was lazy.

Red Pepper Bites

I grilled the bites on indirect medium (about 350-400 degrees) for approximately 20 minutes.

Thanks again for posting this great idea, and if you get the chance, check out Blue’s most excellent Bento stream.


Lauren said...

Found you on Tastespotting!

Yum, looks easy and low carb! That's some cute, nutritious picnic fingerfood. :)

barefootboatnik said...

Looking forward to trying this! Your blog has been incredibly helpful to me these past few weeks.. as a budding grillaholic, I need as much guidance as I can get! I followed your lead on grilled pizza, and was absolutely enraptured with the results! Thanks so much for all your informative and inspirational posts!

Mike said...

@Lauren - Thanks! I have a feeling this will become a regular addition to our summer meals!

@barefootboatnik - I hope you like it! I am glad to know that I have been some help to you. I am thrilled that your pizza turned out so well! Pizza on the it!

Dave said...

Nice. Looks like cooking time is pretty similar for all 3 components. Think I'll try that.

BlueFrogJ said...

Just found your blog through your Flickr profile and came across this post. LOL! Now I know why my Flickr account had so many hits on March 20. I don't normally get that much traffic.

Again, glad you enjoyed the red pepper bites. They have become a favorite of mine as well. :)