Rick Lovett’s Spicy Split Pea Stew

Like the spicy spaghetti recipe (link) I posted here a few weeks ago, this is another old favorite, easily adaptable to coronavirus isolation. And yes, this too is spicy. I view most foods as an excuse for jalapenos or dried red peppers.


  •             1/2 can split pea soup. (See below for alternatives.)
  •             1 onion
  •             1-2 jalapenos, dried red peppers, or hot sauce
  •             Baby carrots
  •             Sweet red pepper
  •             Snap peas
  •             2 ounces pasta
  •             1-2 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese (optional)
  •             1-2 ounces precooked honey ham (optional)
  •             Pepper
  •             Water
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Rick Lovett 15 minute spicy coronavirus survival dinner

I’m not a cook, but I’ve been forced to stay at home, and here’s my favorite dinner recipe.

  • 1 medium onion
  • 2-6 bagged sweet peppers (red, yellow, orange), or 1 large red pepper
  • 1 cup chopped fresh or frozen broccoli
  • 5-6 snap peas or snow peas, broken into pieces (if available)
  • 3-4 large chopped mushrooms (if available)
  • ½ cup jarred spaghetti sauce (brand of your choice)
  • ½ to 2 large jalapenos (depending on spiciness, which varies with the season)
  • 1 Tablespoon Siracha sauce
  • 2 ounces pre-cooked meat (anything from ham to turkey or even, in these times, canned chicken)
  • 1/3 can black, kidney, or pinto beans
  • 1 ounce sliced mozzarella cheese (or one stick, string cheese)
  • salt, pepper, and dried mustard, to taste
  • 2 ounces whole wheat pasta
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