Thursday, May 31, 2012

roasted/grilled cream cheese stuffed mini bell peppers..


i was looking for something different to make with our grilled steak and i came across this recipe here.. and i was intrigued.. i poked around a bit and found another recipe here.. and decided to try them out last night.. now i know today is not wednesday and i already asked you to take my word for it yesterday.. but seriously people take my word for it these are amazing.. if i could i would shake you and rant and rave you must try these they are so simple yet so good! ok.. i am calm now and  i won't shake anyone.. but for me, pretty please try these.. i grilled thin beef chuck boneless steaks, made horseradish roasted potatoes.. (recipe tomorrow) and these little stuffed mini bell peppers for dinner.. it was perfect.. not to filling.. yet very satisfying!!


roasted/grilled cream cheese stuffed mini bell peppers

prep time: 10 minutes
cooking time: 30-45 minutes (depending on cooking method)
servings: 4

8 mini bell peppers
6 oz. 1/3 less fat cream cheese, softened
1 tblsp. fresh herbs (i just went out in my garden and snipped chives, thyme, oregano and tarragon), chopped fine
2 garlic cloves, minced
salt and pepper
1 tblp. olive oil

cut your peppers in half and remove seeds and membrane.. combine softened cheese, herbs, garlic, salt and pepper.. (i used a fork then used the fork to stuff them).. fill each half of a pepper.. until done.. i used a grill pan over medium low heat.. i brushed the pan with olive oil and placed my peppers on the grill pan and let them cook for about 30-40 minutes over medium low heat.. the bottoms got a little charred and the entire pepper got soft and the cream cheese slightly melty and hot.. they were really good.. you can grill them on your outdoor grill i just was cooking steaks and didn't think i would have enough room and i think if you laid these on foil lined baking sheet that you have sprayed with pam and cooked them in a 325 degree (f) oven it would work too!! i bet a george forman would be idea.. shell said she didn't care if i even cooked them raw with the cream cheese they were good!!  so i hope you get to make them and you enjoy them as much as we did..

I have updated the recipe and added bacon that post here..


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