Banana peppers galore! (Low Carb Stuffed Banana Peppers)

The last installment of my Covey Rise haul was full of mini peppers.  Some banana ones, some sweet ones.  I made pickled banana peppers and sofrito with some of them but still had a bunch left.  I had ground meat in my freezer and decided to make some stuffed peppers.

The addition of the sofrito and tomato paste made these taste so rich and slow cooked.  The melted cheese on top was amazing and I wanted to eat them all in one sitting! I had these reheated for lunch with a side salad and it was delightful.  

These are a perfect party appetizer and little to no carb.  You can buy store bough sofrito, but if you can't find it, that is okay, I left it out below and subbed some stuff for it.  Do you like stuffed peppers without rice?  If not, try these and you will.  Full recipe to follow the montage! Linking up with Meal Plan Monday with Southern Plate and the other ones!

Who can pass up melty meaty and cheesy?
Simple and delicious!  I love the colors on the peppers!
Look at the pretty colors on these peppers!
Mix up the meat with the softito or your sub.

Fill them on up and top with cheese, because c'mon, we all need cheese in our life sometimes
And there you go, I betcha can't eat just one!

Low Carb Stuffed Banana Peppers:

4-6 large banana peppers
1/2 pound ground meat or turkey
1/4 cup sofrito (recipe here, or sub instruction below)
2 tbsp. tomato paste
1/2 cup shredded cheese (I used cheddar, any will do)

Cut banana peppers in half and scoop out the insides and set aside. Preheat oven to 375.  Brown meat in a skillet and then add sofrito and tomato paste.  Stir to combine and let cook a minute or two.  Fill pepper halves with meat mixture and place on a foiled sheet pan.  Top each pepper with some cheese and bake for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.  Optional: Broil for a few minutes to brown the cheese.


You can use store bought pico de gallo, chunky salsa or just chop up some onions and garlic and add them to the meat.

Happy Cooking!


Also wow to it being 13 years since Katrina.  Where does the time go!?

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