Grilled and Stuffed Rocotos

Grilled and Stuffed Rocotos - Hot and tasty - A kitchen workhorse and the foundation of many party Appetizers, Hors d'oeuvre, and Snacks
Rated 4.7 / 5 based on 11 reviews

Prep Time: 10 min
Total Time: 35 min
Yield: 8 Serving

Nutrition Facts:
240 calories
9 grams fat

Ingredients

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Directions

Rocotos are one of my favorites, second only to Aji Amarillo, but are time consuming to grow. Rocotos (Manzanos) are not usually available in the grocery store, at least around here. The heat here in Texas kills the plants. I get mine from a Mexican Produce importer. Haven't bought any lately because the price has tripled in the last 6 months. There is no recipe using peppers that ripe Rocotos don't fit with. One of my favorites is grilled:

Split stem to stern and remove all black seeds. (Leave stems on) Stuff with pre-mixed grated Mozz. cheese/season salt/minced onion/ garlic powder. Wrap with lean smoked bacon strips held on with toothpicks to hold the pods closed. Grill until bacon is cooked all around or bake at 375 degrees until bacon is fully cooked. It's hard to imagine anything much better. Perhaps because of the different ways people respond to the chemistry, some folks find Rocotos hotter than Habs.

I must admit I find them extremely hot, much hotter than the generally posted Scoville ratings.

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Latest Reviews

"All I can say is 'Easy and Delish!!' Don't skip the fennel...that's the secret! I've been searching for that 'flavor memory' I've had since my childhood and I found it! Used this with Easy Peezy Pizza Dough recipe #35805 and I'm looking forward to see if three pizza's will fill my crew! I'll let you know! Thanks!!" - heartspell

"It's as good as everyone says! I used a boneless chuck roast (3 lb) and cut the ranch dressing in half. I added an additional 1/4 cup water. I cooked it 9 hours. It came out very tender, and with a gravy that was superb! Served with mashed potatoes and steamed fresh garden peas. Thanks, yooper! This is one that I will repeat!!" - mizznezz

"This sauce was 'mild' for our tastes so I used 1/4 cup each Frank's Red Hot and butter (not margarine), added 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, healthy dash of Worcestershire sauce, and about 1/2 teaspoon chipotle (or ancho) chili powder." - mrsoul51

"Popcorn is coated with brown sugar and corn syrup caramel then baked for a crunchy treat." - cathy

"NOW I know what the fuss has been all about ... this was both easy and delicious. A winning combination! I used a 3 lb sirloin tip roast, a 1-oz pkg of gravy mix, a 1-oz pkg of ranch dressing mix and about 3/4 of an ounce of italian dressing mix. I too mixed the dry mixes together and used ... " - lennie

"This is the best sauce you will ever make! It's absolutely perfect!" - barbara m.

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