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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.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chorizo, Cubanelle, spicy
Servings: 2
Calories: 564kcal


  • 2 large cubanelle chili peppers
  • 6 ounces hot Mexican chorizo (use pork or beef)
  • 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


  • Slice the cubanelle peppers in half lengthwise and scoop out the innards. Set aside.
  • Heat a pan to medium heat and add olive oil. Add onion and jalapeno and cook about 5 minutes.
  • Add garlic and cook 1 more minute, stirring.
  • Add chorizo and cook 5-6 minutes, or until chorizo is cooked through. Add the mix to a mixing bowl and cool slightly.
  • Add sriracha, cheese, cumin and paprika. Mix well.
  • Stuff each pepper with the chorizo-cheese mixture.
  • Heat a grill to medium heat and grill the stuffed chili peppers about 12-15 minutes, or until skins have nicely charred.
  • Serve with fresh cilantro!


Calories: 564kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 100mg | Sodium: 1381mg | Potassium: 672mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1225IU | Vitamin C: 113.4mg | Calcium: 243mg | Iron: 2.3mg