Prep 40 mins
Cook 1 hr
This is a tasty, simple recipe to use up the bumper crop of peppers and tomatoes everyone I know is enjoying. This is great alone or you can add it to stews, soups, casseroles or any other dish where it might need some flavor. Add a chopped eggplant or a big chopped onion if you have one. Freezes very well. The recipe says to seed the tomatoes but sometimes if I'm in a hurry I don't.
- 8 green bell peppers (about 2.5 pounds)
- 4 fresh red hot peppers (more if you want it spicey)
- 8 ripe tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and cut into quarters (about 3 pounds or so)
- 6 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 bay leaves
- fresh ground black pepper
- 1 -2 teaspoon ground cumin (I grind from seed)
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
- Char the peppers, both the green and the hot ones till the skin is black, about 25 minutes.
- You may use the grill for this if you don't want to heat up the house.
- Remove the stems and seeds and skins from the peppers and quarter them.
- Do not rinse them.
- Place the peppers, tomatoes, olive oil, bay leaves, salt and pepper in and skillets or casserole that can be used on the stove.
- Turn heat to medium and cover.
- Trun off the heat after 30 minutes.
- There will be quite a bit of liquid in the pan.
- Mix in the cumin and leave everything in the pan, covered for another 30 minutes.
- Serve and enjoy.