Chili Pepper Madness

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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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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The pork shoulder in my refrigerator was calling my name! And so were all of the brand new spices I just picked up recently, so nice and fresh - ancho powder (I do love thee!), smoked paprika, cayenne, Mexican oregano. Not to mention the loads of chili peppers begging to be cooked into something delicious. What else to do but make a homemade chili? I am not a chili purist who demands that chili either have beans or no beans. No beans about it! I like it both ways. In fact, I like chili pretty much any way, from red to green to anything in between. This particular recipe skips the beans and goes the green route, though since I used so many seasonings here, it turned out more red than green. It truly is a riff off of a green chili recipe, or chili verde, starting with roasted tomatillos…
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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.
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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.
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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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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Take all the best parts of your favorite chicken taco and turn it into a stuffed pepper. Here is the recipe. Yep. Stuffed peppers done up chicken taco style. Today I unapologetically offer up yet another stuffed pepper recipe. Nope. I have absolutely ZERO regrets. I mean, stuffed chili peppers are just the way to go in this wild and crazy world where the strange and bizarre are commonplace, like the popularity of Kanye West (Hey, he's from Chicago!) or Trump for President (Not judging! It just came out of the blue!). Never would have guessed those. But stuffed peppers ground me to reality, and that is what is needed in these troubled times. When you find yourself a bit lost and meandering aimlessly, a good stuffed pepper recipe will bring you home. Hence! See below. These babies are grilled up to what I call perfection. We were both totally…
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A fish sandwich recipe made with seasoned beer battered white fish served over lightly toasted buns, topped with a spicy mayo and homemade crunchy-sweet slaw. Bring on the sammiches! OK, yeah. This is a crazy-delicious, rather decadent fish sandwich recipe, but what can I say? I'm only human and I truly love this thing. Dang. What a recipe. I had a brainstorm of a vision for this just after I made the Beer Battered Fish Tacos Recipe, run through the filter of ideas for the big Grilled Cheese contest we entered recently, and this is the result. We took one bite and...WOW. Insert fluttering eyes here as I savor the taste. As I've mentioned before, I usually don't fry foods very often, though I've been experimenting with my new Dutch oven and it works GREAT for frying without needing a deep fryer. I've also been experimenting with beeer batters and…
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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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