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Brains With Peppers And Tomatoes

Russ Myers


Brains from any animal can be used, it's a matter of what the butcher has, and you'll gain stature in his sight when you ask for this excellent organ.
Photo © Christine Benlafquih

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25 Min
25 Min
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1 1/2 lb
pre cooked brains
3 Tbsp
cooking oil
3 medium
fresh green peppers, sliced or diced thin
2 c
fresh tomatoes, stewed and strained
1 tsp
oregano, dried
1 tsp
bay leaf
1 medium
onion, chopped
1 tsp
sweet basil

How to Make Brains With Peppers And Tomatoes


  • 1Pre cook brains; Cook slowly for about 15 minutes, in water to cover; adding one tablespoon of cider vinegar.
    "The secret is in the word slowly" for brains are spoiled by high heat.
    Always reserve the stock for use in soups or gravies.
  • 2Heat oil in skillet and lightly brown chopped onions; add peppers and cook until tender.

    Add stewed tomatoes and herbs; cover and simmer for about 20 minutes; add brains and cook very gently about 5 minutes longer
  • 3Serve with fresh sprigs of basil or dust with dried sweet basil.

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About Brains With Peppers And Tomatoes

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom

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