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Orange-Sauced Broccoli and Peppers

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Ingredients

1 medium red or yellow pepper, cut into 1-inch squares
1 cup water
1 pound fresh or frozen broccoli spears
1 small onion, cut into small pieces
1/2 tablespoon margarine
1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
2/3 cups orange juice
2 teaspoons Dijon-style mustard

Instructions

In medium saucepan, heat 1 cup of water to boiling. Add the broccoli and pepper. Cook for 8 to 10 minutes, or until the broccoli is tender when pierced with a fork. While the vegetables are cooking, melt margarine in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until tender. Stir in the cornstarch. Add the orange juice and mustard. Stir constantly until the mixture is thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir 2 minutes more. Drain cooked broccoli and pepper; and put in a bowl. Spoon sauce over vegetables and serve to 4.

Joline Harvey
Davenport



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