Stuffed Banana Peppers

These peppers may look harmless, but do not be fooled—they pack quite a punch of spice. Using the recommended tablespoon of seeds will really give you a kick in the pants. You’ve been warned!

Serves: 4

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  • 1 lb grass-fed Ground Beef1 lb grass-fed ground beef
  • 1/2 Vidalia Onion, finely chopped1/2 Vidalia onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves Garlic, minced3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 Hot Banana Peppers, tops and seeds removed. Reserve 1 tbsp of seeds for seasoning8 hot banana peppers, tops and seeds removed. Reserve 1 tbsp of seeds for seasoning
  • Salt and pepper to tasteSalt and pepper to taste


Note, these instructions are written assuming the standard serving size, since you have modified the number of servings, these steps may need to be modified for best results
  1. Rinse banana peppers, and removed ends to seed them.
  2. Save 1 tablespoon of the hot pepper seeds to season the ground beef.
  3. On medium heat, brown the ground beef, adding the garlic, onion, salt, pepper, and hot banana pepper seeds.
  4. Once the meat is cooked, allow to cool.
  5. Preheat grill to medium-medium-high heat.
  6. Carefully stuff the hot peppers with the ground beef.
  7. Grill peppers 8–10 minutes, turning every 2–3 minutes.


When working with hot peppers, it is always recommended to wear rubber gloves. The seeds can in fact burn your fingers. Make sure to wash your hands after eating them as well, especially before touching your face or eyes. We learned the hard way!

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Recipe Info

  • Difficulty
  • prep:10 minutes
  • cook:20 minutes
  • Show nutritional information
    This is our estimate based on online research.
    Fat:8 g
    Carbohydrates:7 g
    Protein:23 g
    Calculated per serving.

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  1. Fiona
    June 4, 2014


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