Grilled Baby Peppers

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By Wendy O’Neal, @myfamilytable

SERVINGS
10
PREP TIME
10
MIN
COOK TIME
30
MIN
TOTAL TIME
30
MIN
DIFFICULTY
Easy
  • 4 links Farmer John® Original Pork Sausage Links
  • 5 Mini Baby Sweet Peppers
  • 4 oz Garlic & Herb Goat Cheese
  • 5 strips Farmer John® Classic Bacon
  1. In a medium skillet, cook 4 pork links over medium high heat. Use the back of a spoon to crumb the pork links while they cook.  Continue cooking until pork links are fully cooked and crumbled, about 10 minutes.  Remove from pan to a plate with a paper towel to drain.
  2. Preheat grill to medium using a direct flame while the peppers are assembled. Spray a grill basket with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  3. Cut the peppers in half and scoop out any seeds and veins, then set aside.
  4. Make the filling by combing goat cheese and crumbled pork linked. Mix well to combine.  Gently scoop filling into the cavity of the peppers.
  5. Cut 5 strips of bacon in half. Gently pull one piece to slightly stretch it out and then wrap around one stuffed pepper.  Secure with a tooth pick and gently place in grill basket.  Repeat process with remaining bacon and peppers.
  6. Grill bacon wrapped peppers over direct heat for about 15-20 minutes. Rotate and turn peppers often so bacon is fully cooked on all sides.  Spray any flare ups with water so nothing burns.
  7. Remove toothpicks and serve warm or room temperature.
COOKING TIP

Gently pulling the bacon stretches it to make it slightly thinner for faster cooking on the grill and also makes it just a little longer to go around the peppers.  Using a full strip of bacon it too much for the peppers