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Stuffed Banana Peppers

Yield Makes 6 to 8 servings
Filled with cheese and wrapped in crispy bacon, Stuffed Banana Peppers are the perfect appetizer for entertaining guests at your next cookout or neighborhood gathering.

Ingredients

  • 6 to 8 large banana peppers
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1 small tomato, diced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1/2 small green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 to 2 jalapeño peppers, diced
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 12 to 16 bacon slices

How to Make It

  1. Cut a slit lengthwise in each banana pepper, cutting to, but not through, other side. Remove seeds.

  2. Combine cheese and next 6 ingredients. Spoon mixture evenly into each pepper, and wrap each with 2 bacon slices; secure with wooden picks. Place peppers on a rack in a broiler pan.

  3. Broil 5 1/2 inches from heat 4 to 5 minutes on each side or until golden.