Banana Peppers ala Dave

Banana Peppers ala Dave

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hrs 5 mins
  • Servings: 20
  • About This Recipe

    “A heaping spoonfull beside a hot steak or pork chops is all you need.Lasts about 2 weeks. ;-)”


  • 14 -15seeded and chopped banana peppers
  • 1candiced tomato
  • 1onion, chopped
  • 2tablespoonsvirgin olive oil
  • 1teaspoonbalsamic vinegar( to kill acid of tomatoes)
  • 1teaspoonsalt
  • 1teaspoonpepper
  • 3clovescrushed garlic
  • 2 -3tablespoonsbutter
  • Directions

  • Heat oil in deep fry pan.
  • Add peppers and cook for 10-15 minutes .
  • Add tomatoes,onions,garlic,balsamic vinegar and salt and pepper.
  • Simmer for 15-20 minutes .
  • Add butter and heat till thick.
  • Cool and put in preserve jar.
  • Refrigerate till needed.
  • Reviews

  • “Lycopene, a natural antioxidant found exclusively in tomatoes, is getting much attention in the press as a cancer fighter. In the early 1990s, tomatoes and tomato-based products were spotlighted as potentially preventive. In studies conducted at Harvard, 48,000 health professionals were followed for 6 years and monitored for evidence of prostate cancer. Researchers read the results to suggest that lycopene might decrease the risk of prostate cancer, whereas other dietary antioxidants, including beta-carotene, appeared to have no effect. In an observational study in Italy, tomatoes (a diet staple) had been consumed in significantly lower quantities before their illness by patients suffering from colorectal and other digestive tract cancers than by the healthy control group.In a study conducted by researchers at the University of North Carolina, an association between heart health and tomatoes was seen. Fat samples drawn from heart attack sufferers and healthy controls were analyzed for lycopene and other carotenoids. There was significantly more lycopene in the fat of the controls than the heart patients. The diet of the controls was also higher in tomato products, suggesting that a lycopene-rich diet may have protected them against heart disease.The method of tomato preparation seems to affect lycopene absorption. In a German study, researchers found that the lycopene blood levels were higher after ingestion of a heat-processed tomato product than after consuming uncooked tomatoes. The heat apparently disrupts the cell structure of the tomato, making the lycopene more available. Caution is indicated, however, against extracting lycopene or any compound from tomatoes and administering it separately; tomatoes are rich in vitamins, minerals, carotenoids, and other phytochemicals that may work together to exert these effects.”

  • “How can you stop eating this lolllllll it is so good I need to make some more…..”

  • “Was very good….gave it to my mom and she prepared it……Loved the taste…..”

  • “Oh, MY! I followed as closely as I could with two exceptions…. didn’t have enough banana peppers so used an ancho and a jalapeno. Also, used Muir Glen fire-roasted diced tomatoes and about a cup or two of the many cherry tomatoes that are overwhelming me right now…. This is incredible alone, I cannot wait to try it on fish, poultry, …. everything! I’m going to attempt to freeze, too!Thanks, Dave!”

  • “i thought this was sensational!”

  • ” The flavor is great however having a lot of peppers in the garden I added 3 Jalapeno peppers. Used fresh Cherry tomatoes and 1/2 cup of tomatoe juice. It was so easy using my mini chopper to chop the peppers and the onions.. I poured it boiling hot into a sterilized jar and it sealed. I got just over 1 pint.Will be wonderful on my Saturday night burger and also as Pasta sauce.A great condiment. I love to use some of those peppers creatively Thanks Dave. I hope you think the photos do the recipe justice”

  • “Pretty good.With all the 5 star ratings, I was expecting a little more.I will probably use this recipe as a base for a pasta sauce when I have an abundance of banana peppers.”