Bob's Stuffed Banana Peppers
INGREDIENTS
  • 8 banana peppers
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1 (28 ounce) can crushed
  • tomatoes
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano 2 1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black
  • pepper, divided
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire
  • sauce
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
  • cheese
  • 1 pound hot Italian sausage
  • 1 pound mild Italian sausage
  • 1 1/2 cups bread crumbs
DIRECTIONS
  1. DIRECTIONS:
  2. 1. Cut off tops of peppers, and remove ribs and seeds. Chop edible portions of tops; set aside. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add peppers, reduce heat, and simmer until tender but still firm, about 5 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  3. 2. Heat butter in a medium skillet. Saute reserved chopped pepper, onion and celery until tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce and garlic. Season with basil, oregano, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Simmer uncovered for 10 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  4. 3. Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl, combine egg, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, Worcestershire sauce and Parmesan. Mix in hot sausage, mild sausage, bread crumbs and 1 cup of the tomato sauce mixture.
  5. 4. Using a piping bag or sausage stuffer, fill each pepper with the meat mixture. Place in a 3 quart casserole dish, and pour remaining tomato sauce mixture over peppers.
  6. 5. Bake uncovered in preheated oven for 1 hour.
  7. This is a recipe my son Bob uses for Pitt Panther football game tailgating parties. They are a bit time consuming but well worth the effort!
RECIPE BACKSTORY
This is a recipe my son Bob uses for Pitt Panther football game tailgating parties. They are a bit time consuming but well worth the effort!