Only the Best Red Pepper Recipes
Andouille Sausage and Corn Bread Stuffing
Bruce Aidells, founder of Aidells Sausage Company, says, "Stuffing was the most important part of my family’s holiday menu. The turkey was always...
avocado, black pepper, cider vinegar, oregano, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, onions, red pepper, salt
"People cannot get enough of this appetizer! Takes some time putting together but it's worth the work!! Serve with tortilla chips."
Big Thicket Chicken and Dumplings
black pepper, carrot, celery, cube chicken bouillon, garlic powder, green onion, poultry seasoning, red pepper, water, chicken
If you love good, old-fashioned, down home chicken and dumplings, this is the real thing! Note that this dumpling recipe makes "a bunch of dumplin's" because around here, most folks want more dumplin's than chicken. (prep time includes cooling time for cooked chicken.)
Black Bean Tart with Chili Crust
corn, bay leaf, chili powder, coriander, cumin, black beans, flour, water, jalapeno, lime juice, monterey jack cheese, paprika, rice, red pepper, red onions, salt, green onion, sour cream, sour cream, butter, vegetable oil
The crust of this tart is tender and quite crumbly.
Boilermaker Tailgate Chili
bacon, beef, beer, black pepper, sausage, cayenne, celery, chili powder, beef bouillon granules, cumin, basil, oregano, garlic, green pepper, green chilies, paprika, hot sauce, red pepper, salt, sugar, worcestershire sauce, yellow onions
"This is the chili recipe the gang eats at Purdue Boilermaker football games. I always prep and cook the chili the night before and then reheat the next day. This is a combination of many different tomato-based chili recipes. Good luck and enjoy."
Cabbage and Corn Slaw with Cilantro and Orange Dressing
Cajun Crawfish and Shrimp Etouffe
black pepper, red pepper, celery, crawfish tail, fish stock, flour, garlic, green pepper, louisiana style, onions, old bay seasoning, shrimp, tomato, vegetable oil
"An authentic Louisiana recipe with a rich and spicy fresh tomato based roux with fresh garlic, bell peppers, celery and onions mixed with crawfish and shrimp. A little time consuming but well worth it!! Serve over steamed rice with hushpuppies and/or crackers on the side."
California Grilled Veggie Sandwich
feta cheese, garlic, lemon juice, mayonnaise, olive oil, red pepper, red onions, yellow squash, zucchini
"I came up with this recipe to entertain friends. Since I am a semi-vegetarian and love to BBQ, I am always inventing something new. The first time I made this, my meat-lover friends raved about this dish! I prefer mesquite coals over gas barbeques...however, either works fine."
Cheese- and Shrimp-Stuffed Roasted Poblanos with Red Bell Pepper Sauce
Instead of Panela, other soft white Mexican cheeses such as Oaxaca, or those used for making quesadillas work well in this recipe. If none is...
Craving Mexican? Tasty shredded chicken in sauce will leave you craving more. This recipe will make enough to leave you with leftovers! It reheats well too...in fact I think it gets better with time...
Chicken, Shrimp and Andouille Jambalaya
sausage, chicken, cayenne, celery, chicken broth, oregano, thyme, olive oil, parsley, green pepper, green onion, rice, shrimp, onions, red pepper, salt, paprika, tomato
A Cajun classic, meal in one pot! Have the hot sauce ready to splash on. Serve with some crusty french bread, a nice crisp salad, and some of your favorite wine.
Chicken, Shrimp and Beef Sates with Peanut Sauce
banana leaves, filet mignon, brown sugar, brown sugar, peanut butter, red pepper, garlic, hibiscus, lime juice, lime juice, lime, lime, chicken broth, soy sauce, shrimp, teriyaki sauce
There's something for everyone in this traditional specialty. Don't forget to soak the bamboo skewers before using them.
Crab Cakes with Red Chili Mayonnaise
breadcrumbs, celery, chili sauce, crabmeat, eggs, lemon juice, mayonnaise, olive oil, red pepper, red onions, jalapeno
These crab cakes get an extra kick from the chili-garlic sauce, available in the Asian foods section of most supermarkets.
Emeril's Most Kicked-Up Meatloaf Ever
bacon, bread crumbs, butter, tomato, ground beef, dijon mustard, eggs, garlic, heavy cream, ketchup, onions, worcestershire sauce, black pepper, breakfast sausage, red pepper, celery, rosemary, salt, thyme, ground veal, red wine vinegar
Farfalle with Sausage, Tomatoes, and Cream
Cara Brunetti Hillyard of Hamilton, Virginia, writes: "I come from a long line of great cooks. My father owns an Italian market in Scranton,...
Fragrant Beef Curry with Rice
bay leaf, cinnamon, cloves, curry powder, red pepper, garlic, lemon juice, chutney, whole milk, onions, salt, tomato, vegetable oil, beef
"An Indian friend of my mother's gave her this recipe for beef curry back in 1936," writes Bill Goodhue of Chino, California. "The recipe has...
"I've been using this recipe for over 20 years, ever since I moved to South Carolina. It can be adjusted to serve any number. Allow 2 tablespoons of seasoning per quart of water. If you cannot find hot smoked sausage, use another smoked sausage such as kielbasa and add crushed hot red pepper to the pot."
Ginger Flank Steak with Sake-Glazed Vegetables
asparagus, balsamic vinegar, cornstarch, mushroom, garlic, green onion, vegetable oil, sirloin steak, red pepper, sake, soy sauce
A soy-sake marinade is the base for a delicious reduction sauce. For convenience, begin this one day ahead and refrigerate the steak in its marinade overnight.
Grilled Shrimp with Roasted Garlic-Herb Sauce
Brining the shrimp and then grilling them in their shells will help retain flavor and the natural juices.
Grilled Tilapia with Mango Salsa
black pepper, basil, olive oil, garlic, jalapeno, lemon juice, lemon juice, lime juice, mango, red pepper, red onions, salt, salt
"Don't let the list of ingredients fool you. This is super easy, and gets rave reviews whenever I serve it. The salsa can be made the day ahead to save time. Strawberries can be substituted for the mango if you prefer - both are excellent! Combine leftover salsa with some drained black beans the next day for lunch."
"You can make this avocado salad smooth or chunky depending on your tastes."
Herb and Garlic-Crusted Beef Tenderloin with Red and Yellow Pepper Relish
Here's a centerpiece dish that really lives up to the name. Uncork a Cabernet Sauvignon, red Bordeaux or red Super-Tuscan.
Island Pork Tenderloin Salad
spinach, black pepper, black pepper, chili powder, cinnamon, cumin, curry powder, brown sugar, dijon mustard, california, garlic, raisins, lime juice, cabbage, orange, olive oil, olive oil, orange juice, pork chops, red pepper, salt, salt, hot sauce
Italian Pepper and Sausage Dinner
olive oil, basil, basil, black pepper, garlic, sausage, parmigiano-reggiano cheese, red pepper, romano cheese, rotini, salt, tomato, yellow bell pepper, yellow onions
It seems like I make this with my eyes closed already. The family loves it as well as guests. You can make as much as you want and if you are lucky to have leftovers, it's better the second time around. Enjoy!
Jerky Lover's Jerky - Sweet, Hot and Spicy!
balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, cracked black pepper, garlic powder, beef, liquid smoke flavoring, onion powder, pineapple juice, red pepper flakes, soy sauce, teriyaki sauce, worcestershire sauce
"If you love hot and sweet we're confident this will be your favorite. An ultimate treat for family outings, sporting events, camping or hiking trips. Pineapple juice is the key that ties the flavors together. Go easy on the black and red pepper as the flavor goes a long ways!"
Mexican Bean Salad
black pepper, chili powder, cumin, garlic, green pepper, lemon juice, lime juice, olive oil, hot sauce, red pepper, red onions, red wine vinegar, salt, sugar
"A colorful, spicy, and refreshing bean salad."
Mexican Chopped Salad with Honey-Lime Dressing
corn, corn, garlic, garlic, avocado, avocado, lime juice, lime juice, olive oil, olive oil, radish, radish, red pepper, red pepper, romaine lettuce, romaine lettuce, tomato, tomato, cilantro, cilantro, honey, honey, jalapeno, jalapeno
Tortillas aren't the only depository for beans, corn and tomatoes. Let romaine lettuce do the job. Feta cheese supplies a dose of calcium and...
My Favorite Falafel
red pepper, flour, baking powder, cumin, dried chickpeas, green pepper, garlic, onions, onions, pita bread, salt, vegetable oil, sauce, tomato
Editor's note: The recipe and introductory text below are excerpted from Joan Nathan's book The Foods of Israel Today. Nathan also shared some...
Orzo with Shrimp, Feta Cheese, and White Wine
red pepper, oregano, feta cheese, garlic, olive oil, orzo, tomato, parmesan cheese, basil, white wine
Donna Knowlton of Atlanta, Georgia, writes: "As the oldest of five children growing up in rural West Virginia, I was always helping in the...
Oven-Roasted Dungeness Crab
The buttery sauce that coats the crabmeat and the shells is part of the pleasure of this dish; to really enjoy it, dispense with the utensils and...
Pasta with Spicy Sun-Dried-Tomato Cream Sauce
"One night, I promised to make dinner for a blind date, andas usualI was running late," writes Hollander Finegold of Eugene, Oregon. "I had few...
beef broth, sirloin steak, celery, tomato, cornstarch, garlic, green pepper, soy sauce, olive oil, onions, black pepper, red pepper, sugar, water, yellow bell pepper
Comfort Food. Serve with brown rice and a salad.
Peppered Shrimp Alfredo
butter, cayenne, cream, olive oil, garlic, onions, parsley, penne, mushrooms, red pepper, romano cheese, salt, shrimp
"Yummy shrimp in an Alfredo sauce, with portobello mushrooms and red peppers."
Poor Man's Caviar
"A colorful, light, and delicious concoction to serve with tortilla chips or pita bread. Avocados, tomatoes, green onions, black beans, and Mexicorn are combined with red wine vinegar, canola oil, and hot pepper sauce. Always a crowd pleaser! Serve with tortilla chips or pita bread."
Pork, Beef, and Black Bean Chili
ground beef, black beans, cayenne, cheddar cheese, chili powder, sirloin steak, cumin, oregano, garlic, olive oil, onions, tomato paste, ground pork, red pepper, salt, sugar, water
"Last year my family spent the holidays on the Big Island of Hawaii," writes Jo Lucarz of Phoenix, Arizona. "One afternoon we ate lunch in...
Portobello Bruschetta with Rosemary Aïoli
balsamic vinegar, arugula, garlic, green onion, honey, mushrooms, baguette, olive oil, olive oil, red pepper, red onions
"The bruschetta topped with portobello mushrooms and caramelized onions at Tapas 177 is one of the best things I've eaten in this town," writes...
Potato Salad With Chipotle Peppers(A Man's Salad)
bacon, black beans, celery, chilies, cilantro, eggs, mayonnaise, red pepper, red potatoes, salt, green onion, sugar
Warning WARNING !! This Tex Mex salad is Very SPICY !!! Use your best judgment in how much Chipotle peppers you use. Taste as you add just don't dump them all in. Each pepper has it's own heat level. Yes us Girls love it too!
Quinoa with Mango and Curried Yogurt
black pepper, curry powder, mango, jalapeno, lime juice, yogurt, red pepper, salt, peanuts, vegetable oil
Roast Chicken Breasts with Garbanzo Beans, Tomatoes, and Paprika
Use leftovers for sandwiches the next day: Place shredded chicken, garbanzos, and tomatoes in a pita bread and top with the yogurt sauce.
Roasted Mushrooms Stuffed with Feta, Spinach, and Bacon
Rich and decadent, these are a surefire way to please a crowd. Use mushrooms that are slightly larger than bite-size because they will shrink a...
Roasted Red Bell Pepper Bisque with Shrimp and Romano Cheese
"A friend of mine insisted I try the red bell pepper bisque at Ristorante Grano in Williamsville, a suburb of Buffalo," says Lucy Mitchell of...
red pepper, cilantro, cumin, garlic powder, jalapeno, lemon juice, red onions, tomato, tomato, salt, onions, yellow onions
"This is a very good salsa recipe. Simple ingredients are boiled and blended to created a flavorful, spicy mixture that's great with tortilla chips and on Mexican-style foods. The amounts of onions and jalapenos may be varied; canned crushed tomatoes may be substituted for fresh."
Sausage, Cheese and Basil Lasagna
black pepper, red pepper, oregano, eggs, garlic, lasagna noodle, olive oil, olive oil, onions, tomato, tomato, ricotta cheese, parmesan cheese, parmesan cheese, salt, sausage
Southwestern Egg Rolls
black beans, red pepper, chicken, chili powder, corn, cumin, green onion, jalapeno, monterey jack cheese, vegetable oil, red pepper, salt, vegetable oil
"These aren't traditional egg rolls! Small flour tortillas are stuffed with an exciting blend of Southwestern-style ingredients, then deep fried until golden brown."
Spice-Rubbed Chicken and Vegetable Tacos with Cilantro Slaw and Chipotle Cream
chilies, chilies, vegetable oil, vegetable oil, chili powder, chili powder, kosher salt, kosher salt, garlic powder, garlic powder, lime, lime, onion powder, onion powder, red pepper, red pepper, spanish paprika, spanish paprika, sour cream, sour cream, corn tortillas, corn tortillas, zucchini, zucchini
Spiced Sweet Roasted Red Pepper & feta Hummus
cayenne, feta cheese, parsley, chickpeas, garlic, cumin, lemon juice, roasted red peppers, salt, tahini
Middle Eastern style spread for Pita bread. This recipe is very tasty and easy to make. This is a very popular dish in this region. The base is usually Chickpeas and Tahini, but the flavor added to the base vary widely from one chef to the next. Tahini is a sesame paste, you can usually find it in the Mediterranean section of your grocery store.
Spicy Sauteed Fish with Olives and Cherry Tomatoes
Candida Sportiello writes: "As owner and chef of Il Giardino restaurant, on the tiny island of Ventotene off the coast of Naples, I've been...
Spicy Shrimp with Andouille Sausage on Grits
cajun seasoning, grits, garlic, hot sauce, lemon juice, whole milk, old bay seasoning, olive oil, onions, tomato, red pepper, rice vinegar, shallot, sausage, water, heavy cream, white wine, yellow bell pepper
"On a tour of the South, I had dinner at The Boathouse, an outstanding restaurant in Charleston, South Carolina," says Marion Hunt of Valhalla,...
Spicy Two-Bean Vegetarian Chili
bulgur, carrot, chili powder, cinnamon, coriander, cumin, garlic, jalapeno, olive oil, onions, tomato, black beans, kidney bean, red pepper, water, white wine vinegar
"This is a recipe I created on a snowy night when my family needed a little warming up," writes Rebecca Averill of Beverly, Massachusetts. "I...
Sweet-Potato Ravioli with Sage Butter Sauce
At the restaurant, the ravioli dough is made in-house. We used purchased wonton wrappers instead, making the recipe faster and easier. Note that...
Texas Caesar Salad
anchovy fillets, white corn, garlic, jalapeno, lemon juice, sun dried tomato, olive oil, parmesan cheese, romaine lettuce, yogurt, croutons, red pepper, red wine vinegar, shallot
White corn, cilantro and jalapeño chili give the classic Caesar a Texas accent.
Tortilla Soup with Chicken and Lime
bay leaf, bay leaf, tomato, tomato, cumin, cumin, red pepper, red pepper, garlic, garlic, green onion, green onion, lime juice, lime juice, olive oil, olive oil, chicken broth, chicken broth, corn tortillas, corn tortillas, water, water
An adaptation of a recipe from Mexican Light Cooking by our friend Kathi Long, a chef and author in Santa Fe.
Turkey and Pinto Bean Chili
chicken broth, chili powder, cumin, oregano, garlic, olive oil, onions, tomato, pinto beans, semisweet chocolate, red pepper, turkey
Just like some Mexican moles, this chili has a bit of chocolate in it. Serve sour cream and shredded sharp cheddar cheese alongside.
Vegetarian Black Bean Chili
cayenne, chili powder, cumin, oregano, garlic, green onion, cheese, olive oil, onions, tomato sauce, red pepper, sour cream, black beans
Robyn Fuoco of Mainly Café and Bakery, Philadelphia, writes: "Although I don't have any formal culinary training, I've spent my entire career...
"I never have leftovers when I serve this. You can use low-fat or nonfat sour cream for this recipe if you'd like."