It’s been a long time since my last update! I apologize for that.
Since February, I’ve been in and out of a ketogenic diet. For a while, I tried adding in some gluten-free starches in an effort to help my gut. I never really reached a point where I’d say my stomach issues are fine. In fact, that is far from the truth. I continued to wake up most days with nausea and a sudden urge to use the restroom and still downed the Imodium like nobody’s business. After being unsuccessful, I slipped a lot. I ate anything I wanted for a while. It was freeing in a way, but my stomach issues got worse and my bank account was hating me. I ate out for almost every meal. Something needed to change.
Fortunately, I’ve recommitted to the ketogenic way of eating (almost 2 months now!) and have been doing much better. I am not perfect, but I think this diet is the perfect one for letting my body heal after the years of damage.
After all is said and done, I’m here to post a new recipe! I wasn’t actually going to post this to begin with because it is painfully simple, but my followers on social media have been asking for the recipe. An easy recipe is probably the best way to ease back into the blogosphere!
This recipe is a simple one that I have been making for years and one that I actually used to order frequently if it was on the menu. Naturally keto-friendly, my Hot Sausage Stuffed Banana Peppers are spicy, juicy and will leave you coming back for more. The best part is that these are so simple and the flavor that they give off is purely intoxicating — A total Italian classic!
When handling the banana peppers, always make sure that you are using rubber or plastic gloves. I can’t tell you how many time I’ve cut into a banana or jalapeno pepper only to find that the heat lingers on my fingers and into my eye. Not a pretty look.
If banana peppers aren’t available in your area, almost any pepper could be substituted. Here in Pittsburgh, the summer harvest usually brings in many different varieties like Hungarian wax peppers, bell peppers and poblanos. I have tried this recipe with each of them and it has always come out deliciously!
If ground hot sausage is not available in your area, you could always cut open pre-made sausage links and use that as stuffing, or you could try a recipe like this one. If I used this one, I’d probably sub out the vegetable oil for avocado oil.
Before you toss the drippings, taste them. They are insanely delicious. My favorite way to eat this is to mix it with some cauliflower rice. So spicy and delicious. It absorbs all of that wonderful fat from the sausage! If you do have any reserve sauce leftover, I suggest adding it to my Italian Spaghetti Squash Casserole to transfer all of that yummy flavor.
Did you enjoy my Hot Sausage Stuffed Banana Peppers? Tell me about them below!