How to Freeze Peppers

| 8/26/2014 8:51:00 AM

Tags: peppers, freezing, food preservation, Oklahoma, Monica Sharrock,

Do you have an abundance of fresh peppers? If so, this simple freezer preservation method may be for you.


1. For bell peppers, take and slice off all sides. For me, this usually is four slices per pepper. For banana peppers, I usually slice from the bottom, making little rings. You can also follow this method with bell peppers, for a pretty look.


2. Place slices in a freezer-safe quart bag, taking care to make sure as much air is out as possible.


3. Add quart bags to a gallon freezer-safe bag. Place in freezer.

9/1/2014 10:51:14 PM

Another process that I have had great success with: I make my stuffed pepper mix and fill the peppers: bell peppers, banana peppers or hot peppers. When I need them it is easy to take them out, thaw, steam and have an easy meal. I also slice up some:green peppers, banana peppers, hot peppers( not cayenne) and green onions, dehydrate them and store them each in gallon jars for the winter. just put them in a small amount of water to rehydrate and use in salads, stews, over potatoes, etc.

9/1/2014 9:35:16 PM

I just wash the whole pepper and dry it with paper towel then place the whole pepper in a quart or gallon bag. Whenever I need a piece I take one pepper out or ever how many I need the put them in another zip lock bag and smash the frozen ones with the smooth side of a meat tenderizer hammer. They break up in small pieces then I throw away the seeds. I've done this for years and have had no trouble with them going bad.

9/1/2014 12:55:30 PM

I just cut mine in half horizontally and clean them, keeping them whole. I then freeze them in gallon bags. This way I have halved peppers to stuff, and if I want to use them for other stuff, they are easily cut when frozen. I use them so quickly, they never have time to get freezer burn. I just can't grow enough of peppers or broccoli to do us all year, sigh. Don't try to can them; they get too mushy.

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