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Smoked Mozzarella Chorizo Peppers Recipe

Smoked Mozzarella Chorizo Peppers - topped off with cilantro and green onions. Packed with amazing flavor and full of all kinds of healthiness!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Chorizo, Peppers
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 207 kcal
Author Holly Sander

Ingredients

  • 8 large red peppers (use orange or yellow peppers if preferred)
  • Cooking/grilling spray
  • Salt and pepper
  • 8 ounce ball of fresh smoked mozzarella
  • 2-3 ounces (10 slices) thinly sliced chorizo (Use 8 slices for recipe and 2 chopped for garnish)
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped

Instructions

  1. Wash, dry and cut peppers in half lengthwise. Carefully remove all stems, seeds and veins. Spray both sides with grilling spray and salt & pepper.
  2. Heat grill to 450 degrees.
  3. Place peppers on the grill skin side up, close the grill and cook for 4-5 minutes. Turn peppers over and grill (lid closed) for 4-5 more minutes.
  4. While the peppers are cooking, cut mozzarella into 8 slices – roughly ½ inch thick.
  5. Add one slice of chorizo, then one slice of mozzarella to each pepper. Close the grill and cook for 2-3 more minutes.
  6. Remove from the grill and top with sliced onions, the rest of the chopped chorizo and chopped cilantro. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

You can also bake these peppers in the oven at 450 degrees. Just use a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and cook for 10-15 minutes, or until soft. Add the chorizo and cheese and cook for 2-3 more minutes, until cheese is slightly melted. Garnish and serve.