Some of you may remember the excitement when Don brought home a ginormous container of crushed red pepper. Here’s our first recipe for you. It’s delish. 

We love this recipe because it’s a quick and easy anytime dish… perfect for when we’d rather spend more time with dogs, donkeys, goats and sheep than cooking.  You get to control the heat by the amount of crushed red pepper you use.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 (16 oz) package smoked kielbasa sausage, diced
  • 6 medium red potatoes, diced
  • crushed red pepper to taste; we use at least 1 tablespoon
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced

How to make it:

  1. Heat the oil in a large pan over medium heat. Place kielbasa, potatoes and crushed red pepper in the pan. Cover, and cook 25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are tender.
  2. Mix red bell pepper and yellow bell pepper into the pan, and continue cooking 5 minutes, until peppers are just tender.


Mom loves cooking with crushed red pepper these days. The more the better. Since she’s been going through those dinky McCormick jars like nobody’s business, Dad brought her a surprise.

Behold three and three-quarters pounds of red pepper. Have you ever seen anything so beautiful?