AuthorAdapted by Lisa Fain from The Tex-Mex Grill by Robb Walsh
2tablespoonsseasoning blend of your choice
1teaspoonsalt (omit if there is salt in the seasoning mix)
1/2poundbreakfast sausage meat
1large egg, beaten
1/2cupminced fresh parsley leaves
Oil, for frying
3small green bell peppers, 4 lobes preferred
Mix the seasoning blend, salt, and wine in a small bowl and stir well. Then combine the mixture with all the other ingredients except the oil and peppers in a mixing bowl and mash with your hands until all the ingredients are evenly distributed. Put the meat in the refrigerator for an hour or more to allow the flavors to blend.
Heat a little oil in a frying pan and place a teaspoon of the meat mixture in the hot oil. Cook, turning frequently, until done on both sides. Taste, and adjust the salt and seasonings in the remaining meat mixture.
Cut the peppers in half through the stem so that they form six half-pepper cups. Fill each half pepper with meat mixture. Mound the meat no more than a 1⁄2 inch over the top edge of each pepper. The stuffed peppers can be made in advance to this point and stored covered in the refrigerator for several days.
To cook on the grill, first light the grill. Cook pepper side down over low heat for 15-20 minutes. Test for doneness.
To cook in the oven, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place the peppers pepper side down in a lightly oiled baking dish. Cook peppers uncovered for 45 minutes. Test for doneness.