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Feb 7, 2009 04:05 AM

Little Sweet Peppers.......

I bought a bag of these adorable little peppers. They are between 2 and 3" long. I want to slice in half, stuff and bake for an app.

Any suggestions?

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  1. They *are* super-cute, aren't they? I bought some recently and just made my usual taco meat with them. I wonder if it would work to use the half pepper as the tortilla part of a nacho, then stuff them with taco meat and top with cheese and bake. It would be a really tasty treat to somehow stuff them with cornbread...maybe a cornbread stuffing with sausage, then bake? Mmmm, that sounds better to me.

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    1. re: kattyeyes

      I was thinking maybe stuffing with cream cheese and wrapping with bacon like the jalapeno ones.

    2. I buy them all the time. They are sweet and have little seed pods which are not worth removing since you get good pepper flavors and a hint of heat if you eat it seeds and all.

      One way I like to use them is to cut a little door in the side and stick a piece of nice cheese like manchego or aged goat cheese in the pepper then toss in a hot pan and warm them up. Drizzle with good EVOO for a little tapa.

      1. I get these great sweet peppers every week at Costco..love them!
        From just munching on them raw, I like to dip them in hummus or whip cream cheese.
        I grill them with my salmon or slice them up with my spinach fettucine with other veggies and it's delicious.
        Thought about stuffing them, like I would do for stuffed peppers.
        I like the popper cream cheese idea..

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        1. re: Beach Chick

          "Thought about stuffing them, like I would do for stuffed peppers."
          Yep, I do exactly that, and my oh my they become something entirely different (read soooo much beter) than their green mushy counterpart that is often called for in traditional recipes. They work well as appetizers or as a meal.

        2. Love those little cuties! If you decide not to stuff-they are fantastic in almost everything. I just bought some cubanelles- I'm doing sausage, peppers and onions.

          1. I really think they're too good to cook. Raw sweet bell peppers are among my very favorites. I halve and take out the seeds, then serve them with Romesco, hummus or labneh. If I don't just eat them plain, that is.

            They usually have them at Aldi this time of year. SO cheap.