I don’t have a lot of good side dish recipes. I tend to use the same old salad or steamed frozen vegetables. But I’m trying to find more. I just don’t want them to be too time consuming because I’d rather spend my time on the main dish. I served this dish with the Slow-Cooker Beef Stroganoff and it was a definite keeper. And it was about as easy as it could be. It would make a great side dish for nearly any meal.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 pound asparagus, trimmed
- 1 red bell pepper, cut into 2-inch pieces
- 1 teaspoon bottled minced garlic
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add asparagus and bell pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes. Add garlic; cook, stirring frequently, for 2 more minutes. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
from Cooking With Paula Deen, November/December 2012