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.
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.
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.
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.