Happy 4th! I have made these peppers the last two years to bring to our July 4 gathering, and they are always a big hit. I made a slightly different version this year by leaving ground beef out of the cheese mixture. Feel free to add it, if you like. I think they are great either way!
1 bag of small red, yellow, orange peppers
2 small containers of cream cheese
1 pack of bacon
fresh basil and thyme finely chopped
salt, pepper, chipotle seasoning to taste
Wash and dry all peppers, cut off tops of peppers. Set aside. Make cheese mixture by mixing all cream cheese, herbs, and seasonings together. Blend well. Fill peppers with cheese mixture. Cut bacon slices in half. Wrap peppers with bacon. Secure with a toothpick. This year, we put 5 finished peppers onto a skewer, and laid the skewers on a pan. We cooked these in the oven on 450 for 30-40 minutes. You can also grill them. Just be careful because the cheese may leak! Sorry, I don’t have a photo of the finished product. We were rushing to leave!