Yellow bell peppers are very sweet and go nicely with a sharp savory cheese like cheddar. If you like, you could use poblano peppers instead of bell peppers but you will need twice as many because they are smaller.
The egg goes well with the cheese in this grilled stuffed bell peppers recipe and if you like to cook grilled vegetables you will find bell peppers easy to grill. The tomato salsa adds more flavor and you can put it under the egg mixture or on top when you are filling the peppers. This stuffed peppers recipe is simple to make and is a great appetizer side dish.
The ingredients in this recipe are very simple and perhaps you already have some of them, or all of them, in the pantry and refrigerator. The yellow bell peppers are one of the main things you need to make this recipe, and they offer a distinctive sweetness as well as that lovely sunny color. If you only have red or orange bell peppers, or perhaps green, you can still make this recipe, but just be aware that the end flavor will be slightly different, as well as the presentation. You will also need 6 eggs, although you just need 3 whole ones and 3 egg whites, so you can keep the leftover 3 yolks for another use. So what else do you need? Well, as well as the eggs and bell pepper, you will need tomato salsa, cheddar cheese, salt and cilantro, and that is all you need to make this barbequed bell pepper recipe.
Cut the bell peppers in half and dispose of the cores and seeds. The cores are the white part and you do not need to keep those. Grill the peppers until the skin is charred and then let them cool in a bag. The reason for that is steam will come out of them and that will make them easier to peel, to get the skin off. They take a while to cool down though, so allow plenty of time. The eggs can then be cooked in a skillet, along with salt. Divide the salsa between the bell peppers once you have peeled them, then add the egg mixture. You are going to grill the bell peppers again so the egg should be soft, not set, when you use it to fill the peppers.
Finally it is time to add the cheese, and if you would prefer to swap the cheddar for something else, like mozzarella, a Mexican blend, or whatever your heart desires. The cheese will start to melt almost immediately, and you can see that happen. Sprinkle some cilantro on top and then serve these right away, while the cheese is still melted and the stuffed bell peppers are hot. You can serve these on salad leaves or have them with chicken or beef. These are quite filling though, so bear that in mind. These work nicely for vegetarians, and the egg offers plenty of healthy protein.
- 2 yellow bell peppers
- 3 eggs
- 3 egg whites
- ¼ cup tomato salsa
- ¾ cup shredded cheddar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
- Cut the bell peppers in half lengthwise and remove the cores and seeds.
- Preheat the grill to medium and grill the peppers cut side down until the skin is charred.
- Put them in a paper or plastic bag until they are cool.
- Meanwhile beat the eggs, egg whites, and salt together and cook in a skillet over a medium heat until the eggs are soft set, stirring now and then.
- Remove from the heat. Peel the skin off the peppers and discard.
- Divide the salsa between the bell pepper halves and divide the egg mixture between them.
- Grill over indirect heat until the egg mixture is set and the peppers are tender.
- Sprinkle the cheese over the peppers and keep grilling for a few minutes until the cheese melts.
- Garnish with cilantro and serve on a bed of salad.
This stuffed peppers recipe is almost like a Western omelet, and it offers wonderful south of the border flavors in every bite. One of our favorite things is stuffed peppers because they are just so simple to make but taste so wonderful. The egg filling is very unusual, and these peppers include salsa and cheddar cheese, or another kind of cheese, as well as some cilantro. These can be served as an appetizer or even an entrée if you serve some salad with them. They could also work as an unusual breakfast or brunch recipe, and you can put some jalapeño in the egg mixture if you wish to spice things up a little.
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