Sausage Stuffed Banana Peppers

Recipe by Pa. Hiker
READY IN: 2hrs 30mins
SERVES: 5
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Cut off tops of peppers, and remove stuff inside& seeds.
  • Chop edible portions of tops; set aside.
  • Bring a pot of salted water to a boil.
  • Add peppers, reduce heat, and simmer until tender but still firm, about 5 minutes.
  • Drain and set aside.
  • Heat butter in a medium skillet.
  • Sauté reserved chopped pepper, onion and celery until tender, 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Stir in crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce and garlic.
  • Season with basil, oregano, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
  • Simmer uncovered for 10 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine egg, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, Worcestershire sauce and Parmesan.
  • Mix in hot sausage, mild sausage, bread crumbs and 1 cup of the tomato sauce mixture.
  • Fill each pepper with the meat mixture.
  • Place in a 3-quart casserole dish, and pour remaining tomato sauce mixture over peppers.
  • Bake uncovered in preheated oven for 1 hour.
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