Chris' Fire Roasted Stuffed Bell Peppers

Chris' Fire Roasted Stuffed Bell Peppers

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Cooking stuffed bell peppers with "live fire" adds something special to the overall dish, bringing out the sweetness of the pepper and tomatoes.

"SO good. My boyfriend loves stuffed peppers so I made these for him and loved them. Next time I think I'll use more hot sauce AND add some beef. Otherwise, these were AMAZING!"

- CindyLouWho73

Top-ranked recipe named "Chris' Fire Roasted Stuffed Bell Peppers"

4.5 avg, 13 review(s) 77% would make again


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1 cup Long grain rice
1 3/4 cup Water
saffron threads
2 tablespoon Olive oil
1 ea yellow onion; finely diced
1/2 pound chorizo sausage; casing removed and broken up into small pieces
1 tablespoon garlic; roasted
1/4 cup cilantro or parsley; chopped
1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon Pepper
3 ea roma tomatoes
1 cup colby jack cheese; (divided in half)
5 ea green bell peppers
8 ounces Tomato sauce
1/3 cup Ketchup
1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
1/2 teaspoon hot sauce

Original recipe makes 5



Bring water and saffron to a boil, add rice, reduce, cover, and simmer for 18-20 minutes.

Cross cut the tomatoes 1/4 inch on the top and blanch in boiling water for 30 seconds then dump in a bowl of ice and water. Peel skins, quarter and remove seeds. Dice into 1/4 inch pieces.

Cut the top 1/4th off of the bell peppers, remove seeds and ribs. Blanch in boiling water for 3 minutes and then cool in a bowl of ice and water.

Saute the onion in oil for 4-5 minutes. Add the chorizo and cook until just slightly browned.

Mix the rice, chorizo mixture, parsley or cilantro, 1/2 of the cheese, tomato sauce and tomatoes.

Stuff peppers with the rice mixture.

Mix the ketchup, worcestershire sauce, and hot sauce. Spoon over the stuffed peppers.

Preheat your cooker to 325 to 350f indirect heat (0r oven). Cook stuffed peppers for 30 minutes.

Top with remaining cheese and cook another 15 minutes. Let cool for 10-15 minutes before serving.


First made 11/24/09. I added a handful of alder wood chips to the Big Green Egg to get a little smoke in addition to the lump coal.


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TIP: Steep the saffron threads in 1/4 cup of hot water. Get the remaining water boiling, add the rice, and then this last 1/4 cup. That way you are not boiling the saffron into oblivion. photo by swibirun swibirun

I like to overstuff my peppers. They are going to settle a bit during cooking. photo by swibirun swibirun

Try to pick peppers (a peck even) that have uniformly shaped bottoms so they will stand evenly on the grill grate. photo by swibirun swibirun

With ranch crusted oatmeal chicken. photo by NorCaldelight NorCaldelight

photo by Mimi1029 Mimi1029

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it was delicious ,i used green and red and yellow bellpeppers they tasted wonderful .
koz3a 8 months ago
Can't wait to try this. Great recipe!
clyhub 8 months ago
tep4jc 10 months ago
Gotta try this!
imdequeen 10 months ago
BigTeddyReg 11 month ago
Yummy! Think next time ill add a little more salt.
nicolegory 1 year ago
SO good. My boyfriend loves stuffed peppers so I made these for him and loved them. Next time I think I'll use more hot sauce AND add some beef. Otherwise, these were AMAZING!
CindyLouWho73 2 years ago
Delicious! Left out the salt and pepper and added the tops of the green peppers in with the onions to sauté. Big hit with the husband, but too spicy for my toddler.
julianash 2 years ago
Tastes great! I skipped a few steps (like par and flash boiling) and still turned out great. I nixed the salt and pepper by accident, but it was still so flavorful!!!
Tcamp33 2 years ago
Really nice, I replaced the cheese with cheddar cheese but was great There's still enough rice left for a lunch or two
Harryshash 2 years ago
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