garden foraging: slow cooker peppers and onions

by Barb on October 23, 2013

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Slow Cooker: Peppers and OnionsDespite our abandoning the vegetable garden this year, the plants have continued to survive the deer onslaught and bring us a small harvest. Since the temperatures are dropping at night, I worried that an early frost would damage anything I could salvage from the garden.

Slow Cooker Peppers and Onions

I dried the cayenne peppers with our Nesco Gardenmaster Dehydrator; the peppers usually take about 12 hours to dry. The arugula was washed and dried and stored in the fridge. However, the dozen peppers was a bit overwhelming for me until I decided to try making peppers and onions in the crockpot.

Since this was an experiment, I did a small batch in a small slow cooker using 2 peppers and 2 onions. I wasn’t sure if the peppers and onions would taste as good as fried ones. While I love the fried version, this crockpot version would be a good side dish for party, freeing you from cooking another dish on the stove. I would throw them in the crockpot 5 hours before the party and set the crock pot up somewhere out of the way. When they go on the table, put the stoneware on a trivet on your food buffet for easy serving.



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Mammasaurus October 24, 2013 at 6:09 am

Yummy – so good when our gardens give us such good food!
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Katie October 24, 2013 at 7:29 am

That is so great to be able to have such an abundance of homegrown veg! Looks delicious! We go through a lot of peppers here, it would be nice to grow our own, but I’m not sure we would produce quite as many in our climate unless it was in a greenhouse. I’m just guessing, one day we might have more time to work on a veg patch…


Claudia October 24, 2013 at 9:15 am

sounds delicious. was it?


Sara (@mumturnedmom) October 24, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Sounds lovely! It’s so wonderful to use vegetables from the garden.
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Mama Syder October 24, 2013 at 4:28 pm

Great post, Thanks for sharing your recipe, it sounds yummy x
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Becky October 28, 2013 at 9:46 pm

Perfect for when you want to just walk in at the end of the day and cook up sausage and be ready for dinner. Thanks for sharing on Tuesday Greens!
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Barb October 29, 2013 at 11:23 am

Yes, this is a great side dish for sausage. Instead of cooking on high for 4 to 5 hours, just use low for about 8 to 10 hours, perfect for moms gone during the day.


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