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Fried Mushrooms, Onions and Peppers

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“This is an easy side dish. It goes well with steak, this recipe is, as far as I know, my own. It was created by my mother, who when she married my father, hadn't had onions while my father hadn't had mushrooms. The pepper part is a latter addition, by me. As with any recipe calling for any type of pepper, feel free to substitute. For instance, if you like jalapenos, substitute 2 to 3 jalapeno peppers for the bell pepper(s).”
READY IN:
35mins
SERVES:
2-4
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 1 -2 cup mushroom, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons bacon grease, saved from cooking bacon
  • 1 -1 12 bell pepper, chopped into strips (any color)
  • 1 -2 tablespoon tawny port (optional) or 1 -2 tablespoon any alcohol (optional)

Directions

  1. Put 1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons bacon grease in the bottom of a medium fry pan, over medium heat.
  2. Once grease has melted, add mushrooms and onion.
  3. Cook over medium heat until onion is translucent, and mushrooms have given up most of their liquid, stirring approximately every 5 minutes.
  4. About 20 minutes prior to eating, add the pepper(s) (If you're going to add the wine, add it at this point) and continue to cook stiring every 4 to 5 minutes.

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