Festive Pepper Bundles

Festive Pepper Bundles

Lemon peppery butter peps up pretty, colorful pepper packages. Use them to perk up your favorite meats.

Prep Time

30

Minutes

Total Time

30

Minutes

Makes

6

servings

Pepper Bundles
12
fresh chives (at least 6 inches long) or green part of green onion, cut into thin strips
2
medium red bell peppers
2
medium green bell peppers
1/3
cup water
Lemon-Pepper Butter
1/4
cup butter or margarine
2
teaspoons finely shredded lemon peel
1/2
teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  1. Place chives in shallow dish. Pour enough boiling water over chives just to cover; let stand 10 seconds so chives become pliable. Drain well; set aside.
  2. Cut each pepper into eighteen 3x1/4-inch strips (there may be extra strips; reserve for another use). To form each bundle, place 3 pepper strips side by side on center of chive. Top with 3 more pepper strips (alternate colors if desired). Tie chive around bundle. Repeat with remaining pepper strips and chives.
  3. Heat all Lemon-Pepper Butter ingredients until butter is melted, stirring occasionally; set aside.
  4. Carefully transfer bundles to 10-inch nonstick skillet; add water. Heat to boiling; boil about 1 minute or until crisp-tender. Remove bundles to small serving plate, using slotted spoon or pancake turner; drizzle with Lemon-Pepper Butter. Serve immediately.
Makes 6 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Substitution
No lemon-pepper seasoning? Use black pepper for a slightly different taste.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 90
    • (Calories from Fat 70),
  • Total Fat 8g
    • (Saturated Fat 5g,),
  • Cholesterol 20mg;
  • Sodium 55mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 5g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
  • Protein 1g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 1/2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.