Sweet peppers are my favorite ingredient for making appetizers. They are the perfect two-bite size, and you can stuff them with just about anything! When my friend invited me to her 90s party I decided to make these Cheeseburger Stuffed Peppers with Pimento Cheese, and they were the perfect filling snack to balance out our beer drinking. This is the perfect appetizer to serve at your next party or tailgate.
I was afraid that the pimento cheese might just ooze out making a mess, but that didn’t happen! It melted, but it stayed put. If you haven’t had pimento cheese, it is a Southern cheese made by mixing cheddar cheese, cream cheese, mayonnaise, pimento peppers, and some other seasonings together. I bought it at the grocery store. I am not a huge fan of pimento cheese on its own, but it is wonderful paired with the beef. I think the mayonnaise in the pimento cheese makes it an idea topping for a burger.
These stuffed peppers only cook for 20 minutes, which is just enough time to cook the beef, soften the peppers, melt the cheese, and add a touch of crispness to the prosciutto. You could prep this appetizer a few hours ahead of time and then just pop it in the oven once party guest arrive.
If you wanted to transform this appetizer into a meal – you could use bell peppers instead of small sweet peppers! Just give them some extra cook time and you will have a low carb alternative to a traditional burger.
Want to try another appetizer recipe made with sweet peppers? I love this recipe for spinach dip stuffed peppers. It is the same concept, the peppers are just stuffed with a simple spinach dip instead of beef and cheese.
Yields 30 stuffed peppers
10 minPrep Time
20 minCook Time
30 minTotal Time
- 15 Sweet Peppers
- 1/2 cup Ground Beef
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- 1/4 teaspoon Pepper
- about 1/2 cup Pimento Cheese
- 5 slices of Prosciutto, each cut into 3 long pieces
- Heat your oven to 350 degrees. Then slice each pepper in half and remove the seeds and membranes.
- In a bowl mix the beef, salt, and pepper together.
- Next fill the peppers with beef until they are almost full.
- Spoon pimento cheese on top of the beef, you can be generous with this. Wrap prosciutto around each stuffed pepper, and place the stuffed peppers on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
- Bake for 20 minutes, serve warm.
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