Stuffed peppers is a delicious dish that all the family loves and enjoys, and they are an excellent choice to add color and taste to your table. They look vibrant and taste fresh and delicious. The Mediterranean herbs, like parsley and thyme, add a distinctive flavor to the stuffing as well. They are easy to make, and they taste and look amazing. Try them and impress your guests and family.

Ingredients

Servings: 3

Time to prepare: 45 minutes/Time to bake the stuffed peppers: 45 minutes

- 6 peppers (2 red, 2 yellow, and 2 green. You can also use orange peppers)
- 2 tbsp. olive oil (to brush the peppers)
- 3-4 tbsp. vegetable oil (I use canola oil)
- 1 onion, finely diced
- 200 grams minced beef
- 1 cup long grain rice (like Uncle Ben’s)
- 1 tsp salt (or less if the chicken stock is salty)
- Freshly ground black pepper
- ½ tsp allspice
- ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
- ¼ tsp nutmeg
- 2 cups chicken stock or water
- 1 cup chopped parsley
- 2 tbsp. fresh thyme (or 1 tsp dried thyme)
- 1 cup diced fresh tomatoes


Method

  1. Remove the top of each pepper and deseed it (remove all the seeds from inside each pepper)
  2. Keep the top of each pepper intact.
  3. Brush the peppers and the tops with olive oil and sprinkle some salt and black pepper.
  4. Put the canola oil in a pot on the heat and add the diced onions.
  5. Cook the onions until soft and translucent.
  6. Add the minced beef and cook well.
  7. Add the rice and water or stock to the cooked minced beef.
  8. Add salt and all the spices.
  9. Lower the heat and let the rice simmer for 20-25 minutes, or until the rice is fully cooked.
  10. Add the diced tomatoes, chopped parsley, and thyme to the rice and mix well.
  11. Heat the oven on 200°C.
  12. Stuff the peppers with the cooked rice and arrange them on a baking sheet.
  13. Bake them in the hot oven for 35-45 minutes or until the peppers are well-done and soft.
  14. Serve the stuffed peppers with green salad or yogurt.