How to roast bell peppers

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Bell peppers are used in many different dishes, from grilled fajita platters to cheese steak sandwiches -- and even on top of breakfast dishes like huevos rancheros. Roasted bell peppers are also used to make salsa or guacamole for dips. Roasting is a great way to enhance the bell pepper's natural flavor while adding hints of smokiness to your dish.

Things You'll Need

  • Tongs
  • Plastic resealable bags
  • Gas grill
  • Turn your grill on to medium-high heat.

  • Place the bell peppers on the grill approximately an inch apart.

  • Turn the peppers over until each side has become charred, about 7 to 10 minutes.

  • Turn off the grill and place the roasted peppers inside of plastic resealable bag. Close the bag and wait for about 15 minutes.

  • Remove the peppers from the bag. Peel away the charred skin, then cut up each pepper for use in your dish.

Tips & Warnings

  • Remember to remove the stems and seeds from each pepper before adding to a dish.
  • Do not leave the grill unattended. Bell peppers burn easily if they're not watched.

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