How is the tutoring going?
I hope that you are enjoying it! The
students are very fortunate to have you
tutoring them. This is in response to
Sue from Illinois concerning her request
in the January 4, 2013 Newsletter for
recipes to use frozen Bell Peppers in.
Sue, here are a couple of recipes and
suggestions. I hope that this helps and
that you Enjoy! AugustaPat
about putting some of the
your spaghetti sauce
(You can use one already prepared –and
just add the peppers or put them in your
own made sauce.). You didn’t mention if
your bell peppers are all green or if
you have red, yellow and orange ones
also –if you have different colored
peppers they would look pretty in any
recipe –although the green ones work
Do you have a good
Pepper Jelly (I
can share mine if you don’t)? You can
use frozen ones when making the jelly.
It makes such a pretty presentation
poured/spooned over a block of cream
cheese and served on crackers –Ritz,
Wheat Thins, or any cracker or as a dip
for carrots and celery. Also I have a
recipe for Pepper Jelly Layered Cheese
Dip, using the pepper jelly you make
with your peppers.
make a Beef and Pepper Stew. Here is a
Beef and Bell Pepper Stew
1 1/2 lb beef
3/4 t salt
1 1/2 T flour
4 T olive oil
(or vegetable oil)
4 cloves of
3 red bell
peppers, diced (If you don’t have red
bell, orange or yellow ones –just use
the green bell peppers)
2 T dried thyme
2 bay leaves
1 C dry red wine
3 C beef stock
C tomato sauce
2 T fresh parsley,
Toss beef with salt,
pepper and flour to coat. Heat oil in a
Dutch oven and brown meat (Don’t turn
heat real high or oil will smoke).
Transfer to a bowl and cover to keep
Add more oil, if needed,
and cook garlic, peppers, onions, thyme
and bay leaves about 5 minutes, or until
Return meat to the Dutch
oven and add wine. Boil until reduced by
half (about 5 minutes), then add stock
and tomato sauce. Bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer with the lid
slightly ajar for one hour. Remove the
lid and cook another 30 minutes.
Garnish with parsley, if desired.
OR/AND Sauté your peppers with
onions and chicken or steak for a Fajita
Add the frozen peppers to
veggies in a stir fry, or top a pizza
Almost any casserole
dish you prepare would be good with the
peppers added in with the other
Maybe you would like
some Stuffed Green Bell Pepper Soup.
Here is a recipe.
Green Bell Pepper Soup
(8.8 ounces) ready-to-serve long grain
and wild rice
1 pound ground beef
2 cups frozen chopped green peppers,
1 cup chopped onion
(26 ounces) chunky tomato pasta sauce
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Italian diced
tomatoes, including liquid
1 can (14
ounces) beef broth
according to package directions.
Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, cook
the beef, green peppers and onion until
meat is no longer pink; drain.
Stir in the pasta sauce, tomatoes, broth
and prepared rice; heat through. Yield:
6-8 servings (about 2 quarts).