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Chilli Stuffed Peppers

Preparation time 15 minutes,
Cooking time 50 minutes,
Oven temperature 180°C, 350°F, gas 4,
Calories 375 per portion

ingredients

serves 4
4 green peppers, tops reserved and deseeded

For the filling
1 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed
350 g (12 oz) minced beef
1 tablespoon oil
100 g (4 oz) mushrooms, sliced
2 teaspoons chilli powder
1 tablespoon tomato puree
150 ml (1/4 pint) beef stock
salt and pepper
425 g (15 oz) can kidney beans

method

1. Blanch the peppers in boiling salted water for 1 - 2 minutes and drain.

2. Place in an ovenproof dish.

3. Fry the onion, garlic and minced beef in the oil until browned. Stir in the mushrooms, chilli powder, tomato puree, stock and seasoning and simmer gently for 10 minutes.

4. Drain the kidney beans and add to the meat.

5. Fill the peppers with the chilli mixture, cover the dish and bake in a moderate oven for 30 minutes.

Cook's Tip
If you find a whole pepper too much for 1 serving, then cut 2 peppers in half lengthways to make boat shapes. Place in a baking dish and pile the filling in. Cook as above.

What did you think?

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Extra ingredient
posted by Emma @ 10:38AM, 9/15/09
We added cumin to it which made it even nicer when I cooked it for Mum
Chilli stuffed peppers
posted by Morene @ 10:24AM, 9/27/11
Great for using up left overs i.e. a thick Bolognese sauce. And to make a little go further add some grated cheese on top for snacks of a half pepper serving.
Chilli stuffed peppers
posted by paul @ 02:43PM, 8/23/12
Made these a few times now and they are awesome . we love them :-)
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