Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Hawaiian Stuffed Peppers with Ham, Pineapple and Rice-grilled or oven baked

Lots to love here folks... These Hawaiian Stuffed Peppers are sweet, salty, smoky, a little crunchy and the best part-the filling can be used with the pepper of your choice. You know my first choice would be jalapenos but I also grabbed a gorgeous large poblano (which made an excellent lunch for work:@) and those mini sweet bell peppers in all colors would taste great too. These stuffed jalapenos are actually best once they cool off a bit, the sweetness of the pineapple really comes through!
I added some cheese to act as a bit of a binder, it worked marginally well, but it was tasty.
Have some leftover chicken or turkey? Go ahead and use it instead of ham-yum!

The peppers can be made on the grill or in the oven.
I added them to the grill in a cast iron skillet while BBQing something else (lid closed).
Tip: Put tin foil on the bottom of the skillet, it just makes clean-up that much easier.
Now, I'm going to be honest folks, I really don't know what makes something "Hawaiian" food... 
The recipes I've seen basically have pineapple and are kinda sweet. I do think this qualifies for that!

Hawaiian Stuffed Peppers with Ham, Pineapple and Rice
Whatever peppers you want to use, cleaned and de-seeded
Equal amounts of small diced ham, chopped pineapple, rice and shredded cheese-I used cheddar
A little regular Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ Sauce-about a healthy Tblsp for 2 C of filling
Panko breadcrumbs for sprinkling on top
  1. Small dice the ham and pineapple. Since I used a poblano and cut a triangle off the top to clean and stuff it, I diced that up too.
  2. Mix everything, stuff the peppers and top with panko.
  3. Grill: Place stuffed peppers in a cast iron skillet (or something else that's good for the grill) and cook over medium heat with the lid closed for about 10-15 minutes. Oven:  375 degrees and I'd start checking the jalapenos at 15 minutes and bigger peppers at around 25 minutes.
Eat well and have a happy day:@)


  1. i'm not much of a pepper eater, but the filling is right up there on my yummy list!

  2. Sounds sooooo good!! I just love food with a bit of spice. Blessings, Catherine

  3. I need to add stuffed peppers to my menu! So many marvelous filling options, and your sweet/savory combo sounds amazing!

  4. Ooh, those little mini peppers you mentioned would be great for bite size peppers. Love the idea of the panko crunch on top.

  5. My hubby LOVES stuffed poblano peppers! He's going to want some now when I tell him about this recipe! Hugs, Diane

  6. Yes please!! Sign me up for one or three! Looks so good, and I love ham and pineapple! Going on the menu soon!

  7. The Hawaiian flavor is completely unique. I'm used to a Mexican or an Italian or something but this would be a mouth surprise and pleaser. I just know it.

  8. Mmmm your Hawaiian stuffed peppers would be great for lunch or dinner, Lynn, and they're easy peasy to throw together. My stomach is growling now, and I'd like one for breakfast. It's a complete meal in a small package. I love it!

  9. Good grief this looks good! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  10. I have fallen in love with problano peppers since I moved west, Lynn, and I love stuffing them. This sounds like a delicious stuffing and one I'll be grilling in my cast iron skilled this summer!

  11. As soon as I saw this title in my email, I thought...OMG, she stuffed jalapenos!!!! LOL Crazy Lady...I bet you would, too! *wink*
    Are problano peppers hot???? I would love to try this...I adore pineapple rings done on the grill...So Sweet!
    Now you've made me hungry for these.

    I hope you have a leisurely & quiet Memorial Day, Lynn.

    1. Hi Rett! I think poblanos are mild but do occasionally run into an ornery one... I think you'd like the petite sweet peppers or bell peppers:@)

  12. Hi Lynn, these look wonderful, love the spicy and sweet thing you have going on here.

  13. What a yummy treat, you certainly know what to do with jalapeños Lynn, they look just wonderful!!

  14. I've never had a poblano Lynn. Love the combo of flavors and the panko topping!

  15. Love how you did them on the grill! Wish I could get my hubby to eat peppers - these sound delicious.

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  17. I just came over from Arlynda's blog (well actually I think it was an hour ago, I've been showing myself around) and I LOVE your blog. These peppers look so incredibly good and I love all the craft projects that you've got here. I subscribed by email so I won't miss another post.


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