Grilled Chorizo and Cheese Stuffed Cubanelle Peppers

A recipe for delicious Cubanelle chili peppers stuffed with chorizo, pepperjack cheese, Sriracha and other goodness, then grilled to perfection.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 564 kcal


  • 2 large cubanelle chili peppers
  • 6 ounces spicy chorizo
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper chopped
  • 1 clove garlic chopped
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce
  • 2 ounces pepperjack cheese shredded
  • Dash of cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons fresh chopped cilantro + more for serving


  1. Slice the cubanelle peppers in half lengthwise and scoop out the innards. Set aside.
  2. Heat a pan to medium heat and add olive oil. Add onion and jalapeno and cook about 5 minutes.
  3. Add garlic and cook 1 more minute, stirring.
  4. Add chorizo and cook 5-6 minutes, or until chorizo is cooked through. Add the mix to a mixing bowl and cool slightly.
  5. Add sriracha, cheese, cumin and paprika. Mix well.
  6. Stuff each pepper with the chorizo-cheese mixture.
  7. Heat a grill to medium heat and grill the stuffed chili peppers about 12-15 minutes, or until skins have nicely charred.
  8. Serve with fresh cilantro!
Nutrition Facts
Grilled Chorizo and Cheese Stuffed Cubanelle Peppers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 564 Calories from Fat 387
% Daily Value*
Fat 43g66%
Saturated Fat 18g90%
Cholesterol 100mg33%
Sodium 1381mg58%
Potassium 672mg19%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 1225IU25%
Vitamin C 113.4mg137%
Calcium 243mg24%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.