Monday, March 18, 2019

Bell Pepper Relleno

If you check Webster or Wiki. Relleno means stuffed Bell Pepper. In this case, I can not trace how did Relleno came to the Philippines. There is no recorded article that I can find as of this time. I will just presume that we got it during the reign of Spanish Regime in our country. In the Philippines, we have varieties of Relleno such as Relyenong Bangus ( Milkfish ) and Relyenong Manok ( Chicken ). Between the three, the most popular is Relyenong Bangus. This Bell Pepper Relleno is not that popular then and there are two ways to cook it: Bake or Fry, and I do both. I prefer the fried ones but it takes more time so baking is just the easy way.

Printable Recipe
Bell Pepper Relleno
1 kg ground pork
6 pcs cut in half, slightly roasted, medium red and green bell pepper
2 tbsp oil
3 tbsp grated garlic
1 cup chopped white onion
1 cup chopped red and green bell pepper
1 to 1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 cup grated queso de bola or parmesan
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp pepper flakes
2 pcs bay leaves
3 tbsp cornstarch
4 eggs
Prepare the bell pepper: wash, cut in half and clean. 
Slightly roast them or you can just use the way it is.
In a wok or sauce pan, put the oil and saute garlic and onion until the aroma comes out.
Add the ground pork and seasoning: salt, black pepper, pepper flakes, bay leaves, paprika and 1/4 cup cheese.Cooked in a medium high fire for 20 minutes.Let it cool
Next, add the eggs and cornstarch, mix well and proceed on stuffing.
Stuff the bell pepper with the egg cornstarch cooked pork mixture.Garnish with the remaining cheese.
Arrange properly on a tray. Bake at 200 C for 40 minutes.
Or you can also fry them, I prefer the fried ones but baking saves time. 
Please note, if you plan to cook it by baking, Roast the bell pepper first, I do that on our stove. I just wait for the color to turn slightly dark or wait for the aroma to come out.
Serve and enjoy!
 I love fresh bell peppers, I can eat them raw...its crisp, sweet and juicy.
 Here is the mixture, after sauteing, transfer to a bowl, let it cool to room temperature, add the egg and cornstarch.
 At first, I wanted to fry them, but I have other things to do so I decided to just bake. Pls note, if you plan to cook it by baking, Roast the bell pepper first, I do that on our stove. I just wait for the color to turn slightly dark or wait for the aroma to come out.
 Well, to add cheese is such a bright idea, I only have left over Queso De Bola so I decided to use it and  the taste is also great. Of course, the combination of Mozzarella and cheddar is the best.
Here they are, I've made 12 pcs and Relleno is a favorite. Fried or Baked Relleno Bell Pepper is a classic and a favorite in my family. It smells good and taste good too. And you know we can finish this batch of Relleno in one sitting.
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  1. That looks delicious! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

    1. Thank you Cindy, your Birthday post is so amazing.Have a lovely week

  2. The stuffed peppers sound really good and I like the stuffing. I will have to make this sometime.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and for sharing all of your wonderful recipes at our link party. I hope you will continue to visit to visit me at my blog.

    1. Hello Julie, I will always visit you. You are wonderful to talk to. Have a lovely week

  3. sounds super tasty, oh so yummy think it just found a place on next weeks menu
    come see us at

    1. Hello Annie, thank you for dropping by and for the kind words. Have a lovely week.

  4. Yum! Ground pork instead of ground beef I think would make an excellent change.

    1. Yes it is.. or you can combine the two. Have a great week. Thank you for dropping by

  5. What a great variation of a classic! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party! Hope to see you next week too!

    1. Hello Helen, its always my pleasure to join you every week. Have a lovely week ahead.

  6. Looks delicious. I absolutely LOVE stuffed peppers. I've never fried one, though. Maybe I'll have to try that sometime. Thanks for sharing at Sweet Inspiration!

    1. Hello Amy, fried one is actually my preference but when I ran out of time. I just bake them. Have a lovely week


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