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More stuffed peppers coming your way. Of course! At Chili Pepper Madness, we sort of LOVE cooking with chili peppers, and that means chili peppers of ALL types, and if I've said it once, I've said it probably ten million times by now - We LOVE stuffed peppers! Chili peppers are the perfect vessels for all sorts of stuffing. I mean, look at them. They're hollow, right? You slice off the top and peer down into that lonely emptiness and think, this poor little thing needs some company. Or you slice them in half right down the center and you're left with perfectly formed bowls. All you need to do is get creative. In this case, creative doesn't have to mean complicated. In fact, it is rather easy. We went with an Italian style stuffed bell pepper recipe this time, working with some gorgeous red and yellow bells. Green peppers…
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Stuffed chili peppers are amazing. There are so many chili pepper varieties in the world, and so many of them are ideal for stuffing. They're the perfect vessels for all sorts of delicious goodness, it makes my head spin. One of the most popular peppers around is the Anaheim chili pepper. The Anaheim is a mild pepper with a thick enough flesh to be slightly meaty in texture, especially when roasted. You'll find them in most grocery stores in the fresh fruit and vegetables section, along with other more popular peppers. I believe they are popular because they are so mild and can be incorporated into any number of dishes. Stuffed chili peppers are an excellent choice for these guys. Serve up one or two of these and you have yourself a full meal. For this particular recipe, we went with some Creole seasoned chicken breast, along with onion and…
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September 20, 2013

Anaheim Chili Peppers

A mild, medium sized chili pepper that grows to 6-10 inches, often used when green, though it can be used when red. The basic variety ripens to a dark green/reddish color, but other strains ripen to full red. They are one of the most common chilis in the United States and are used in many foods and recipes. Red varieties can be strung together and dried to make ristras. Maturity: 75-80 Days Scoville: 500-1000 The Anaheim chili pepper is named for the California city of Anaheim.
Anaheim peppers offer an alternative to grilled jalapeno poppers for those looking for less of a kick in the spice department. These are just as easy to make as jalapeno poppers. Cajun Cream Cheese Stuffed Anaheim Peppers Ingredients 5 Anaheim peppers, stemmed and cored ( or more as needed, depending on the size) 8 ounces cream cheese 2 ounces shredded cheddar cheese 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning Cooking Directions In a mixing bowl, combine cheeses with Cajun seasoning. Mix well. Stuff Anaheims with cheese mixture. Preheat grill to medium heat. Wrap Anaheim peppers in aluminum foil and grill 6-8 minutes, or until nicely charred. Alternatively, you can broil them not too close to the heat source about 15 minutes, until they begin to char. Serve. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1437169767601-0'); });
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Here is another reason to love love love your garden, especially when it is still going strong in early October. I still have plenty of chili peppers on the plants and we had a hankering for pizza, but we didn't want to wait for the delivery guy. Besides, I didn't really want a whole huge pizza and let's face it, you don't really get many superhot ingredient options at most local pizza joints. How about --- homemade pizza! It's quick when you use a crusty bread. I used some Italian bread I picked up at Caputo's, skipped the sauce and went with oil and fresh tomato slices, topped with peppers, shredded on a variety of cheeses, sprinkled with seasoning and bake. Easy and fast! Pizza Bread with Yellow 7 Pot Chili Peppers Ingredients 4 pieces crusty bread, such as Italian bread 2 cloves garlic 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 large…
Red jalapeno peppers are slightly sweeter than the green variety. The jalapenos turn red eventually when left on the plant. We roasted our red jalapenos to enhance the flavor, then combined them with tomatoes, Anaheim peppers, tomatillos and more. This recipe was deceptively spicy, but we know you like that. Roasted Red Jalapeno Salsa Ingredients 3 red jalapeno peppers, roasted 1 anaheim pepper, roasted 5 tomatillos, roasted 3 tomatoes, chopped 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped 1/4 cup fresh chives, chopped 1 teaspoon minced garlic Salt and pepper to taste Cooking Directions Finely chop all ingredients. To a food processor, add all ingredients except for chives. Process slightly to combine yet keeping slightly chunky. Transfer to a mixing bowl. Add chives and salt and pepper to taste. Mix well. Refrigerate at least one hour. Serve.
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Anaheim peppers are great for stuffing because, while they’re long, they’re also large enough to accommodate a good amount of stuffing. Also, for those with lower heat tolerances, the Anaheim pepper is not very spicy, with a Scoville Unit of 500-1000. You can easily spice it up if you want, but you can easily please the milder palate with this delicious pepper. Italian Sausage and Cheese Stuffed Anaheim Peppers Ingredients 6 Anaheim peppers 2 Italian sausage links 6 ounces cheddar cheese, or more as needed Cooking Directions Stem the peppers and remove the innards with a knife. Heat a pan to medium heat and fry the Italian sausage. It helps to remove the sausage sheathe. Cook about 2 minutes, or until sausage is cooked through and crumbled. Allow to cool. Stuff each pepper with layers of sausage and cheese. The amount will vary depending on the size of the pepper,…
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Anaheim peppers! When you cook with chili peppers as much as we do, you'll find yourself making a lot of stuffed peppers. I mean, a LOT of stuffed peppers. Seriously, I'm adding them all the time. See - Stuffed Chili Pepper Recipes. It's really growing. I've even written an entire cookbook dedicated to them. Plug for me! We don't just make them, though, because we're huge chili pepper lovers. Stuffed peppers are actually a convenient way to prepare a meal, and when it boils down to the basics, they're just plain fun. I mean, look at them! There are so many possibilities to choose from, ranging from the mildest bell all the way up to the superhots, which are quite a bit harder to stuff because of their size. If you want to turn your stuffed peppers into a meal, you'll need to choose an appropriately sized chili pepper.  I…
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Patty got creative with homemade tomato juice direct from our garden. It takes a lot of tomatoes to make 6 ounces of tomato juice, but the juice is so fresh, it is entirely worth the effort. Also, she infused her chili peppers directly with the tomato juice, so the spice factor permeates perfectly. Ingredients 6 ounces spicy tomato juice 2 ounces vodka 1 teaspoons horseradish 1 teaspoon celery salt 2 teaspoons lime juice 2 healthy splashes garlic habanero hot sauce 1 Anaheim pepper for garnish Cooking Directions Place tomato juice, lime juice, celery salt and horseradish into a mixer and shake. Add vodka and hot sauce and mix. Slice the Anaheim up from the bottom about half way up the pepper and slide over the glass. Fill glass with ice and add bloody mary mixture. Enjoy.
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Summertime Anaheim Burgers Seasoned ground turkey mixed with diced Anaheim peppers, grilled up in time fot summer! Ingredients 1 pound ground turkey 2 Anaheim peppers, diced 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese 2 ounces cream cheese 1 teaspoon spicy mustard Cooking Directions To a mixing bowl add all ingredients and hand-mix thoroughly. Divide mixture into four 4-ounce burgers. Preheat grill to medium heat. Grill burgers about 6-8 minutes. Flip and cook another 2 minutes or until meat is cooked thoroughly through. Top with you favorite toppings and serve.
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