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Food lovers will love four simple sweet pepper recipes for the winter. This low-calorie vegetable is useful to eat fresh, baked, stewed and canned.
The subtleties of cooking
Experienced housewives take small cans for preserving pepper - 0.5-1 liters. It is better to eat the appetizer 1-2 times in advance and do not store it in the refrigerator for a long time after opening. Most winter preparations include vegetable oil, you need to take refined oil.
In winter, an appetizer with a flavor will remind you of summer, if you take fruits that have reached biological ripeness for cooking. During cooking, do not boil peppers until they soften. The workpiece is tasty if the slices are dense and elastic when placed in jars.
First wash the jars with soda, rinse under the tap, pour into each water in a layer of 2 cm. Put in a cold oven on the wire rack. Heat the oven to 170 ° C, sterilize the jars for 10-12 minutes. When heated, water will evaporate intensively, this will improve the quality of heat treatment.
Preparation of metal lids:
- wash with baking soda;
- put in a saucepan, cover with water;
- boil for 5 minutes.
Selection of main ingredients
The appearance of the appetizer should cause an appetite, therefore, for preparation, you need to take fleshy, ripe, fruits of different colors. Ideally, all colors are present: yellow, green, red, orange.
The pods need to be washed well, removed partitions, seeds, stalk. You can cut the fruits in different ways: squares, rectangles, long strips, or just halves, quarters.
How to cook sweet pepper for the winter
Sweet pepper goes well with meat and vegetables, so a jar with a winter snack is always useful, especially if you need to quickly set the table.
A simple recipe
The appetizer for the winter is prepared without tomato and sterilization from a minimum set of products and spices. They are enough to fill 6 liter cans or 12 half-liter cans.
- peeled bell peppers - 6 kg;
- refined vegetable oil - 400 ml;
- water - 2 l;
- salt - 4 tbsp. l .;
- bay leaf - 5 pcs.;
- peppercorns (allspice) - 15 pcs.;
- table vinegar 9% - 250 ml.
Bring water, oil, spices, vinegar to a boil, dip pieces of coarsely chopped pods in the marinade, boil for 5 minutes. Arrange the vegetables in jars, filling the volume by 3 quarters, add hot brine, roll up.
You can quickly prepare a couple of jars of winter snacks without sterilization. The preparatory work and the process itself will take no more than an hour.
Ingredients for the marinade:
- water - 0.5 l;
- sugar - 1 tbsp. l .;
- salt - 0.5 tbsp. l .;
- table 9% vinegar - 1 tbsp. l.
- garlic (cloves) - 2 pcs.;
- pepper (sweet) - 6 pcs.
Cut the fruits prepared according to all the rules into 4-6 parts. Boil water in a saucepan, blanch the slices in it for 2 minutes. In another bowl, bring the marinade to a boil. Arrange the slices in clean jars, put garlic in each, cut into large pieces. Pour boiling brine over everything, close the lids. Put the workpiece into storage after it has cooled completely.
With apples without butter
Better to take sweet and sour apples. The taste of the workpiece will be more piquant. Any pepper is suitable, as long as it is ripe.
- sweet pepper - 1 kg;
- apples - 1 kg;
- sugar - 1 tbsp.;
- table 9% vinegar - 100 ml;
- water - 1.5 l.
Cut the pods into slices, apples into quarters, cutting out the seeds without peeling off the skin. Blanch vegetables and fruits for 2-3 minutes in a boiling marinade (water, vinegar, sugar). After blanching, put them in a jar in layers, alternating the vegetable layer with a layer of apples, pour with brine, cork with lids.
With honey and garlic
You will need 2 cans of 0.5 liters. They need to be washed and sterilized in the microwave or steamed. It will take an hour and a half to prepare a snack.
- honey - 2 tbsp. l .;
- vegetable oil - 1 tsp;
- salt - 1 tsp;
- table 9% vinegar - 2 tbsp. l .;
- sweet pepper - 800 g;
- garlic chives - 4 pcs.;
- bay leaf - 2 pcs.;
- paprika (ground) - 0.5 tsp;
- black pepper (peas) - 8 pcs.
Put the chopped pepper into jars, put peeled garlic cloves on top. Pour vegetables 2 times with boiling water for 8-10 minutes, the third time with marinade brought to a boil. After the last filling, screw on the caps.
How much and how to store it correctly?
Best of all, winter vegetable preparations are stored in the cellar. There is a constant temperature (0-5 ° C) and air humidity. Snack cans do not explode in an apartment if the following rules are followed during storage:
- the room (pantry, wardrobe) is dark;
- constant air temperature;
- there are no heating devices nearby.
A delicious snack can be stored until the next harvest, if the containers and lids have been properly prepared, vinegar, salt, sugar and other marinade ingredients are put in accordance with the recipe, the vegetables are washed well.