Sweet & Sour Red Pepper & Onion

Sweet & Sour Red Pepper & Onion

Serves 2

This is a quick and easy to make side dish that goes great with basic roasted chicken, pork, beef and veal. It is important to the overall flavor of the dish that the red pepper is firm yet ripe. Although you can use almost any kind of onion in this recipe, a sweet onion seems to provide the best for texture and flavor.

This recipe can easily be scaled up if you need a side dish for guests or a larger family.

The dish also reheats well in a microwave. It is best to cover the dish with a paper towel rather than plastic wrap as you don't want the red pepper and onions to steam.



  1. In a sauté pan, on medium high heat, sauté the red pepper and onion in 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Sauté for 3 minutes.
  2. Stir in the salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Add the sugar and continue to sauté until the vegetables start to brown.
  4. Turn down the heat to medium add the balsamic vinegar and the remaining olive oil.
  5. Mix and simmer the vegetables for 3 minutes.
  6. Mix in the basil and cook for 30 seconds.
  7. Pour the vegetable mixture into a warm bowl and cover to keep the heat in.

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