Smoky Sweet Pepper Poppers
Today is the very first National Sweet Pepper Day in Britain, launched by the Pepper Technology Group!
The Pepper Technology Group is a non-profit organisation that aims to promote and raise awareness of British peppers during the natural UK season.
In support of this great initiative we bring you a tasty sweet pepper popper recipe. Sweet peppers are nice for those who can’t stand the heat and the bacon compliments this fantastic appetizer perfectly.
- 12 whole sweet peppers
- 4 oz cream cheese, softened
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 1 teaspoon Mrs. Dash Seasoning Blend (or granulated garlic)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 12 slices bacon, cut in half
- 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil.
Remove tops of peppers, cut in half long- wise, remove seeds and ribs.
In a small bowl, combine cream cheese, sour cream, Mrs. Dash, and salt. Spoon about 1/2 teaspoon of mixture into each pepper half. Wrap each pepper half with a piece of bacon. Place on baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake for 20 minutes or until bacon is just browned, remove from oven. Carefully drain bacon drippings from pan. Brush each pepper with barbecue sauce. Return to oven for 5 to 7 minutes or until barbecue sauce adheres to bacon. Allow to cool slightly before serving.