Cafe 5: Recipe for Sausage Stuffed Peppers

In this segment of Cafe 5, Chef Johnny Anderes of Bar Biscay shares his recipe for sausage stuffed peppers in honor of Chicago Gourmet's ticket launch happening this week. 

Spring pre-sale tickets for Chicago Gourmet go on sale at 10 a.m. Thursday. Tickets for the "grand tasting" will be available for $156 per person, per day, or $288 for a weekend pass. Once pre-sale tickets sell out, regularly priced tickets will become available for $195 per person, per day or $310 for a weekend pass. 

Chicago Gourmet, described as "the nation's premiere culinary experience," it set to take place Sept. 25-29. 

Sausage Stuffed Piquillos with Manchego Mornay From Bar Biscay


Basque Sausage

• 1 lb. ground pork

• 1 T. Salt

• 1 T. Paprika

2 T. Red wine

• 1 clove raw garlic, minced

Manchego Mornay

• 1/2 C. all purpose flour

• 1/2 C. butter

• 4 C. Whole milk

• 1 C. Cream

• 1 C. Manchego cheese

• 1 T. Paprika

• 1/2 T. Salt

• 1.5 T. Sherry Vinegar


• 1 clove of garlic

• 1 spring of mint

• 1 jar of piquillo peppers


To make the sausage, cut the pork with the paprika and salt. Grind in the garlic to the mixture.

Cook sausage on a stovetop. Drain the piqullo peppers and stuff them with the sausage mix. Roast in the oven at 350deg to heat the peppers through.

For the Mornay, mix the flour and butter until it’s a rough texture. Add the milk and dairy slowly and season with the paprika and salt. Cook on a stovetop to a gentle simmer for 10 minutes, then add in the cheese and vinegar last.

Served the peppers over a plate of the Mornay sauce. Garnish with chopped mint and garlic sliced thinly and fried in ¼ cup of olive oil.

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