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Bell Pepper and Onions - in 5 recipes

Updated: Nov 1, 2019

I would not have bought a bell pepper, except that I needed the stem for my cute little pumpkin-shaped cheeseball. Since I had the bell pepper and some pre-cut onions, which I bought to make bacon jam. I will write about this in another post, stay tuned :), I decided to cook with them and see how many different ways I could use them. [Side note: I got 3 lbs. of pre-cut onions for $3.99. That's cheap! And you don't have to worry about tearing up.]

So, making the pumpkin-shaped cheeseball made me slightly healthier because I bought a bell pepper and ate it. Haha. :)

I do not like the crunch or texture of bell pepper when they are properly cooked. I only like them if they are small pieces and super soft (or overcooked and hidden, haha). I cut the bell pepper into small pieces and cooked them with onions on low-medium to medium until the onions were caramelized and the bell pepper was super soft. I just left it on the stove, probably for ~1 hour.

Simple meal prep on one day is useful for several meals.

I used them to make:

1.) Rotisserie Chicken fajitas

2.) Sausage and pepper and onions pizza (like a sausage and peppers sandwich on a pizza) 3.) Philly cheesesteak with deli roast beef.

4.) On meatloaf as a relish / accompaniment

5.) Empanadas - filling: add photos

See info and photos below.

Check back for this photos. In the future, I also plan to experiment with Cajun food - as bell peppers and onions are part of the "holy trinity" or base ingredients for Cajun food (3rd ingredient in the "holy trinity" is celery.)


1.) Rotisserie Chicken fajitas

- Shredded rotisserie chicken, sprinkle of Old El Paso taco seasoning, peppers, onions, cheddar, sour cream and tortilla

- I got the Old El Paso taco seasoning from this taco dinner kit, which was all together $7.99. That's another tip: You can buy a family kit like this and use the ingredients separately for different meals. You don't have to make the whole Taco Dinner as directed on this kit.

- Old El Paso reminds me of Taco Tuesdays that my friend used to have at her place. :)

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2.) Sausage and pepper and onions pizza

- like a sausage and peppers sandwich on a pizza

- with Stonefire Artisan pizza crust and mozzarella (string cheese)

Associated Posts:

- Pizza crust: https://www.wearegoodatthis.com/post/tips-for-shopping-prep-for-small-servings

- String Cheese: https://www.wearegoodatthis.com/post/string-cheese-please-quesadillas-and-more

3.) Philly Cheesesteak using Deli Roast Beef

See Associated Posts:

- Philly Cheesesteak: https://www.wearegoodatthis.com/post/5-minute-philly-cheesesteak-using-deli-roast-beef

- String Cheese: https://www.wearegoodatthis.com/post/string-cheese-please-quesadillas-and-more

- Frozen Spinach: https://www.wearegoodatthis.com/post/sneaking-in-spinach-to-be-healthy-ugh-the-invention-rise-of-the-frozen-food-industry

I didn't have a hoagie and the bread I had at the time (brioche and wheat) didn't seem to fit a Philly Cheesesteak, so I just made some Pillsbury pizza crust and molded it into bread shape. I added 1 tablespoon of Mission Cheddar Sauce / Dip to frozen spinach to make super quick variation of creamed spinach. It was all good!

4.) Quick Meatloaf with bacon jam and roasted potatoes and cheesy spinach

See Associated Posts:

- Quick Meatloaf: https://www.wearegoodatthis.com/post/quick-meatloaf-7-10-min

- Bacon Jam: https://www.wearegoodatthis.com/post/can-i-make-this-bacon-jam

- Roasted potatoes: https://www.wearegoodatthis.com/post/can-i-make-easily-the-best-garlic-herb-roasted-potatoes

- Frozen Spinach: https://www.wearegoodatthis.com/post/sneaking-in-spinach-to-be-healthy-ugh-the-invention-rise-of-the-frozen-food-industry

I used pre-made (super tasty) meatloaf from the grocery store. It was much faster to cook than you think. I added 1 or 1 1/2 tablespoons of cream cheese to frozen spinach to make sort-of creamed spinach.

4.) Empanadas - filling

-- add photos

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