With stuffed peppers already in the freezer and peppers already dehydrated I decided to chop the remaining peppers for this year and freeze. To freeze peppers I simply wash to remove and dirt and grime and chop. Then they go onto baking sheets and in the freezer. I try to stir the frozen peppers a time or two during freezing so that they do not stick together. As long as they remain frozen when you remove them from the bag they should remain in individual pieces.
Notice 4 different chops. One tray small dices, One tray large 1 inch chops, one tray green strips, and one tray sweet red strips. Once washed they were simply chopped and frozen on baking sheets overnight. I stir to keep them broken up and loose.
These peppers will be used throughout the year in different Italian dishes, pepper steaks and stir fries.
Sure makes cooking easier with the veggies already chopped.
Each bag holds 1 quart jar of chopped peppers. Then they are vacuum bagged.
Once bagged and refrozen when I get ready to use peppers I empty the contents of the bag bag back into a quart jar and put a ring and lid on it. It is stored in the freezer door of my side by side refrigerator (in the jar) three steps from my stove. I can then take out what I need conveniently and simply reseal the jar until next time I need peppers. When the jar is empty I simply open another bag and refill.
This is the last of the peppers for this year and with what I already have frozen, my stuffed and dehydrated I should have plenty for the year.
14 bags frozen chopped peppers
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