Apple pecan Smoked Stuffed bell peppers

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by dirtsailor2003, Feb 19, 2014.

  1. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Blowing, raining, in general crappy weather. So why not fire up the mini-wsm and smoke something!

    Ground Turkey, chopped onion, chopped fennel, chopped tomato, minced garlic, basil, salt, pepper and quinoa, ricotta cheese.

    Cook the quinoa and cool. I spread it out on a plate and throw it in the freezer while I prep all of the other ingredients.

    Mix everything together in a bowl. The cheese and seasonings were what I had on hand. my better half likes to healthier so I didn't sauce this or ad more cheese, well until the end I couldn't resist throwing a slice of smoked cheddar on there!

    Ran the smoker at 300° and the peppers were done in about 1 hour, took to an IT of 165°. Had some leftover stuffing mix that I turned into a loaf and cooked in the oven, topped with smoked sharp cheddar. We'll use that sliced for sandwees!


    To make it simple I put the peppers in a CI pan that will fit in the smoker.


  2. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Those look fantastic.

  3. noboundaries

    noboundaries Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks AWESOME!!!!  Great pics!  Fantastic photographic style making my mouth water!
  4. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thank you Craig! I have been thinking this would be good stuffed with a mixture of chopped prawns, scallops, and salmon!
    Thank you!!!
  5. Doing stuffed peppers tomorrow with baby backs and beans so as to not have a half empty smoker  [​IMG]

    Was doing some research and found this old post of yours. Looks awesome gonna follow ypour basic plan with a few tweeks. And... HELL YEAH  on the seafood thoughts....[​IMG]

    Ya done that yet? Pics?
  6. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Funny, just did another ground turkey recipe tonight!

    Smoke away!!!
  7. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Look great Case.

    Here we have loads of nice and inexpensive bell peppers. Once stuffed they freeze really well, or you can just chop up the bell peppers and zip loc 'em and into the freezer. ANYWAY....LOL  Lots of times we stuff bell peppers and use them as a side instead of a main course. Your capped tops do make for a pretty presentation though. Sometimes slice them after the cap is removed longitudinal that way its about equal to a 1/2 bell pepper.

    It actually goes great with fried seafood.

    Beautiful presentation of a delicious looking pepper.

  8. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    NO cheap peppers here! Sometimes they go on sale 3 for a buck but not often. Usually a buck a piece for the greens and the others a bit more. We've really been using more quinoa than rice the last couple years. Really like using it in dishes like these. These do freeze well, and along with twice baked taters we end up with some good sides to go along with the main dish!
  9. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Not my favorite entree but you made it look tasty...LOL. Agree on the $$....about the same here. I found a 'deal' the other day...a 12 oz can of fire roasted whole chilis for 78 cents. Now, the shelf is bare as I went to score more. Diced up some in a scramble after using in fajitas and had one for a pizza topping.....delish.....Willie
  10. Old thread but those are just what I'm looking for. Nice!

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