Bought 20 bell pepers today for 2.00....

Mexico
November 19, 2012 11:47am CST
20 bell peppers. All colors. now what do I do with them here. Im going to make stuffed bell peppers tonight, as I have ground beef and rice here. BUt need ideas for all the rest hpere.
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• United States
19 Nov 12
I would roast them and some other veggies and, using some really good fresh bread, would make sandwiches with them. Either that, or I would fill them with stuffing and make stuffed peppers that way (I just saw that on The Chew the other day, and I really want to try it). Or they can be sliced down and tossed into a stir fry; that can be served over either brown or white rice and would be a fairly quick and healthy meal.
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• Mexico
19 Nov 12
Great idea. I never though of that.
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@GardenGerty (101763)
• United States
19 Nov 12
I love the red ones just raw in sandwiches, like some people do tomatoes.
• United States
19 Nov 12
GardenGerty, I agree the red bell peppers are the best to eat raw. I have never tried them in a sandwich before I will have to try that some time. The great thing about red bell peppers is that they are loaded with tons of Vitamin A.
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
19 Nov 12
Okay here's what do. Take the bell peppers and cut them into rings. Prepare meat like your making meatloaf, stick the meatloaves into each ringlet and put them in oven safe dish... I've seen that on a cooking show and it looked SOOO good.
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• Mexico
19 Nov 12
Sounds great.. I bet flavor and oils from meats make them really good. Thanks for the idea.
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• United States
19 Nov 12
SomeCowGirl that sounds really delicious. I will have to try that one some time.
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
19 Nov 12
I still haven't tried it myself, but I imagine that the flavors searing together make the peppers taste good and add flavor to the meatloaf itself too. No one here really likes meatloaf, just me...
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@GardenGerty (101763)
• United States
19 Nov 12
You can remove the seeds and blanch them then store them in the freezer. You can add strips of them to a lovely salad. Chop or dice them finely and add them to meat and egg dishes.
• Mexico
19 Nov 12
Great idea.. Im a big salad eater here.
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• United States
19 Nov 12
GardenGertie, I never knew you could freeze bell peppers that way. What a great suggestion since bell peppers can tend to ripen quiet fast. I tend to notice this less with the green peppers than the red and yellow ones.
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@GardenGerty (101763)
• United States
20 Nov 12
The red and yellow peppers have already reached the ripe stage and that is why they change fast, the green ones are totally unripe. When I cannot get good peppers for all my projects in the stores I buy a frozen blend of three colors of bell peppers and onions all chopped. I know I can make my own as well and do when they are plentiful.
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@allen0187 (33857)
• Philippines
20 Nov 12
that is quite a deal you got there mariaperalta. good for you! i love stuffed bell peppers. i usually put ground beef, diced carrots, diced potatoes, ginger, onions, and lots and lots of chili. sometimes, i use tuna flakes instead of beef. i would normally add rice but since i'm trying to lose weight, i'd stick with the ingredients that i mentioned above. as for your question, i'm into drinking a lot of juice right now and one of the juice recipe that i got is the apple and pepper juice. you just need to juice 1 meduim sized apple with two to three small pieces of bell pepper. any bell pepper color would do but i usually add one of each, red, green, and yellow, just so i get a nice mix of colors. just remember to pit the apples and bell peppers and to remove the stem. you wouldn't want that in your juice. hope this helps and do tell me what you think of it when you try this unique juice! cheers and happy mylotting!!!
@allen0187 (33857)
• Philippines
20 Nov 12
you can also check out this site for additional bell pepper recipes, http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/ingredient/bell_pepper/. cheers and happy cooking and eating!!!
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• Mexico
20 Nov 12
great info... thanks so much for all the help here. Have a great week there.
@allen0187 (33857)
• Philippines
20 Nov 12
glad i could help. do enjoy your bell pepper recipes. cheers!!!
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@velvet53 (17323)
• Palisade, Colorado
20 Nov 12
When I buy in big quantities I go ahead and make the stuffed peppers up and freeze them. I also cut some up to put in chili and spaghetti sauce.
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• Mexico
20 Nov 12
great idea. I like spaghetti. How do you freeze yours there?
• United States
20 Nov 12
Yes, the yellow bell peppers give spaghetti saucea great flavor. I also have used the green bell peppers in spaghetti.
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• Mexico
22 Nov 12
I have put them in my spagetti, and your right. They make it real good.
@inertia4 (27713)
• United States
21 Nov 12
Well, you could make sausage and peppers, peppers and eggs. And yes, stuffed peppers are awesome. When are you making them. I want some. LOL. I would love to taste your cooking.
• Mexico
21 Nov 12
What kind of sausage would you recommend to use?
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• United States
22 Nov 12
inertia, great suggestion! Peppers and sausage are delicious. I just recently made some italian sausage with bell peppers, onions, beef broth, and put it on top of pasta. Yummy!
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@inertia4 (27713)
• United States
25 Nov 12
Maria, always use the italian sausage. Aireanna, that sound tasty, save me some. LOL.
• Philippines
19 Nov 12
Oh that was cheaper compare in my country,If you are in Europe its really cheaper..Well, if you can't use all of those peppers you can put on the refrigerator for the next day..
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• Mexico
19 Nov 12
I got a great deal here.. most of the time I pay 1.00 for 4 here.
• United States
19 Nov 12
maria, friend I am so jealous of you for finding such a great bargain on bell peppers. I do love them. The cheapest I can generally find them here in the states is between .33 - .50 each. The only place I can find these types of bargains is at Sprout's Farmer's Market otherwise the are selling for .77 to over a dollar at the local grocery stores. It is crazy how the prices have just doubled.
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• Mexico
22 Nov 12
Usually I pay 4 for a 1.00 her ein mexico. I was lucky this time here.
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
22 Nov 12
Wow! That is a really good price, you would barely get 1 pepper for that price here. I would suggest stuff pepper, grilled peppers with other veggies. I'm not a fan of peppers, so I don't usually buy them.
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• Mexico
22 Nov 12
grilled peppers sounds really good to me.
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
22 Nov 12
Add a little oil, salt, pepper seasoning with a little othe veggies such as zucchini, spinach, mushrooms, and even potatoes.
@moneyham (201)
• India
19 Nov 12
Sounds like a great deal. Hope that you are planning to enjoy Monday. Have a great week ahead.
• Mexico
19 Nov 12
thanks dear.. cooking and working as always here.
@moneyham (201)
• India
19 Nov 12
ha ha.. that's nice to hear from you.
@cluelle (132)
• Canada
19 Nov 12
That's such an awesome deal! In Canada, I'm lucky to pay a dollar per pepper! My favorite way of having them (especially red and yellow peppers) is to roast them in the oven until the skin is loose and browned, pull that off (and eat it- why waste skin?), cut the roast peppers into strips and preserve in oil. The tender texture is so unique.
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• Mexico
19 Nov 12
Wow... way to high. he they are like 25 cent each normally. The red and yellow are alittle higher here as well.
• United States
20 Nov 12
I never thought to peel a bell pepper I just eat them skin and all they are so yummy!
• United States
19 Nov 12
I don't have any suggestions that haven't already been listed here. Just wanted to say "nice work" on finding such a great deal! It's hard to believe that you found them for such a low price, including red, orange, and yellow! I hardly ever buy these colors because they are always so much more expensive than green. If they are good quality, I would cut them in strips and just dip them in a mix of chili powder and yogurt. Or whatever dip you prefer.
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• Mexico
19 Nov 12
Yes, the red and yellow ones are usually very high here.
• United States
22 Nov 12
I agree if you buy them at the grocery store the red and yellow are always more expensive than the green bell peppers. Recently, I started shopping at Sprout's Farmer's Market for produce because it was cheaper. At Sprouts, I generally find the Green Bell Peppers for .50 and the Red Bell Peppers on sale for .33. Truthfully with the red bell peppers being the riper peppers with a shorter shelf life, I do think this pricing is more reasonable.
• United States
21 Nov 12
WOW. That is a bargain. I would stock up and freeze for later use. Right now a yellow or red pepper is 89 cents each and the green can be purchased at 69 cents each. I use bell pepper in almost everything. I use them in omelets for breakfast, salads for lunch, and as added ingredient to rice stir fry, meatloaf, and casseroles. I personally don't like stuffed peppers, but I absolutely like those roasted on the grill. These I can just eat as a side dish. My grandson eats them raw after I cut them into small manageable spears. Enjoy your peppers.
• Mexico
21 Nov 12
Sure was.. Ive been lucky at this outdoor market here.
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
20 Nov 12
we had a lot of tomatoes from the garden and then we had a lot of peppers given to us from my mother in law so i cooked them up together and added some onion and made our own salsa. some of that salsa i have used for chilli starters as well.
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• Mexico
20 Nov 12
that sounds good to me.. Ill look for salsa recipes using bell peppers.
@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
20 Nov 12
I can't eat them but have used them to make my husband stuffed bells. Only other thing I can think to use them is either just slice and dip them in a sauce or dice and put them on salad. Good luck using 20 of them! I wonder...give this a try...maybe make the stuffed bell peppers, and then freeze them (wrap tightly with saran, the foil). Next week take them out and thaw and bake and see how it works so you can know if this is an option for future "deals" in bulk!
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• Mexico
20 Nov 12
I made 10 stuffed bell peppers last night.. to many for just me. Im going to try and wrap in foil and freeze them. Hope it works.
@glenng01 (71)
• Philippines
20 Nov 12
Okay. There are a whole lot of recipes out there that uses pepper. Find one, two or three recipes, cook them and then send them to me, I'll gladly eat them. lol