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Old October 9, 2016   #16
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I used to freeze hot peppers and stuff them after taking them out with chili.
They turn to mush so I would stuff them while still frozen,then basically just heat n eat.
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Old October 9, 2016   #17
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What I do is similar, but not quite identical, to many above.

Wash, dry, cut in half, remove seeds & stem, immediately freeze on piece of wax paper on tray(s), store frozen halves -- nested together but not tightly -- in plastic freezer box. Keeps (in real freezer, not refrigerator freezer compartment) in good condition for 1 yr +

To use: remove what I want from freezer box, if stuffing, do immediately, if (most usual) cutting up to put into something let them thaw *very* slightly -- couple of minutes, maybe, then cut into desired size pieces and put them into whatever I'm cooking, which is ready for them to be added before they come out of the freezer.
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Old October 9, 2016   #18
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I have canned peppers to a good result and still put them in right before serving.
The very best thing about canning is you can keep them for free and you dont use any electricity to store them.
Just a little more work up front.
This is also why I am a big fan of dried peppers in all forms.
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Old October 10, 2016   #19
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What size jar do you use to can peppers?

The main reason I usually freeze them is that the quantity I usually want is smaller than jars I use to can . . . that and that I rarely have peppers in large quantity . . . but perhaps a small size jar would can small quantities?
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Old October 10, 2016   #20
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Pint jars.
My batch was over cooked and I followed the directions but I may have let the pressure get to time for the time of canning.
But at least they were usable.
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Old October 10, 2016   #21
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My mom canned bell and pimento peppers and they came out good I have no idea what she did or how long.
I honestly think mine stayed in too long and I think some of the instructions they have now are overkill.
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Old October 10, 2016   #22
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It takes more energy to can peppers than to cut out the seeds, put in a freezer bag and store in the freezer that runs anyway. Most of the energy used is my own physical energy...I am doing it the lazy way and frozen peppers are OK for me.
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Old October 10, 2016   #23
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Ditto on slicing, freezing on paper, then bagging for storage. Peppers seem to be very susceptible to freezer burn, so I pack the frozen slices into vacuum bags. They will remain virtually unchanged until the bags are opened... but then, I tend to eat them rather quickly. Most of those (along with some sliced & frozen paste tomatoes) end up on winter pizza.
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Old October 13, 2016   #24
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I freeze hot peppers but I only use them to make hot sauce. The texture gets too mushy for me to do anything else with
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