Stuffed Banana Peppers
I had stuffed banana peppers as an app in Buffalo, NY a while ago and have been craving it ever since. It's not served with marinara - I'm remembering ground meat and creamy cheese? Anyone have any recipes? Can't remember the name of the restaurant.
I've had them at the Blackthorn Pub in S. Buffalo, and I've been trying to figure out the recipe for awhile. I've tried bulk pork sausage seasoned with parmesan and cream cheese and it's pretty good, but not the same.
I remember having this in Pittsburgh ( my ex's mom used to make it and I love it), but it's a bit different.
You stuff banana peppers with ground beef (s&p) and place in a casserole dish. Top with marinara. Bake.
Load the top with mozzarella and put under broiler until bubbly.
The cream cheese sounds great! This is added to the meat stuffing?
1 pack of jimmy deans breakfast sausage (cook and drain)
1 block of cream cheese
1 bag of 5 Italian blend of cheeses
10 finely mild banana pepper rings (marinated)
some bread crumbs
mix together and stuff inside banana peppers (make sure you remove all the seeds)
you can boil the banana peppers to soften them or cook longer in the oven.
drizzle olive oil over and add sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
Bake for 1hr at 350-375 (30 min covered with tinfoil)