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Pickled Bell Peppers

 Pickled Bell Peppers
Everyone around here knows me for this colorful, tasty dish. I serve the peppers with a lot of meals and other times I'll turn it into a salad for a weeknight cookout. —Heather Prendergast, Sundre, Alberta
16 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 2 each medium green, sweet red and yellow peppers, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 large red onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons mixed pickling spices
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup water

Directions

  • In a large glass bowl, combine peppers and onion. Place pickling
  • spices and celery seed on a double thickness of cheesecloth. Gather
  • corners of cloth to enclose seasonings; tie securely with string.
  • In a small saucepan, combine sugar, vinegar, water and spice bag.
  • Bring to a boil; boil 1 minute. Transfer spice bag to pepper
  • mixture. Pour vinegar mixture over top. Cool to room temperature.
  • Refrigerate, covered, 24 hours, stirring occasionally.
  • Discard spice bag. Refrigerate pickled peppers up to 1 month. Yield:
  • 4 cups.
Nutritional Facts: 1/4 cup equals 67 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 2 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.