Sweet peppers are great in almost every cuisine we have on the island, including Stuffed Sweet Peppers. We find it in fried rice, soups and adorning salads in every which way. Sweet peppers are truly a go between vegetable. But, what happens when it is the star attraction of a dish? It takes on a different persona and truly makes a delicious food experience.
A Simple and Wholesome Meal in One Sweet Pepper
Lately, I stumbled upon a simple stuffed sweet pepper recipe that rocked me to the core with it's taste. How did I overlook such a simple and wholesome meal all in one sweet pepper? Nevertheless, when my mother in law made it one day and I tasted it, I knew I just had to try it out, of course with my own trini spin on the dish.
For this stuffed sweet pepper recipe I added just plain old minced beef which had my wife a little upset because she wanted a vegetarian type stuffed sweet pepper. Not to worry that one will be posted too and I assure you it will be just as tasty.
You all know how I like simplicity so I did not overdo it with any of the ingredients save for the cheese ( I love cheese! ) of course you could add your own spin to this dish and make it a wonderful addition to your trini recipe collection. As usual I'm talking too much lol!! Here's Stuffed Sweet Peppers.
Stuffed Sweet Peppers Recipe
Stuffed Sweet Peppers
4 large Sweet Peppers
1 ½ lbs minced beef, seasoned and marinated
1 tsp grated ginger
2 cups grated cheese
1 small onion, chopped
2 tbsp coconut oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed and minced
3 seasoning peppers, chopped
Salt to taste
Season meat to taste and marinate for at least 3 hours.
Place in a pot and let cook in it's own juices.
Note: I used lots of fresh herbs and some green seasoning.
Wash the sweet peppers, cut off the tops and remove the seeds.
Note: Some of the sweet peppers were not able to stand so I cut a bit off the bottom to level them.
The Stuffing for Stuffed Sweet Peppers:
Dice the tops of the sweet pepper and set aside.
The meat looks good now.
Heat the oil…
…and saute the onions, ginger, garlic and seasoning pepper for 1 minute.
Add the sweet pepper.
…then the minced beef.
Stir for 2 minutes.
…then add 1 cup grated cheese and mix.
Arrange the sweet peppers in a greased baking dish, add the meat and bake for 30 minutes.
Top with the remaining cheese and bake for another 5 minutes.
Allow to cool before serving.
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Stuffed Sweet Peppers, with meat
- 4 large Sweet Peppers
- 1 ½ lbs minced beef seasoned and marinated
- 1 tsp grated ginger
- 2 cups grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 small onion chopped
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 2 cloves garlic crushed and minced
- 3 seasoning peppers chopped
- Salt to taste
- Season meat to taste and marinate for at least 3 hours. Place in a pot and let it cook in it's own juices. (Note: I used lots of fresh herbs and some green seasoning.)
- Wash the sweet peppers, cut off the tops and remove the seeds. Some of the sweet peppers may not be able to stand on its own, so you may have to cut a bit off the bottom to level them.
- Dice the tops of the sweet pepper and set aside.
- Heat the oil and saute the onions, ginger, garlic and seasoning pepper for 1 minute. Add the sweet pepper then the minced beef. Stir for 2 minutes, and then add 1 cup grated cheese and mix.
- Arrange the sweet peppers in a greased baking dish, and add the meat and bake for 30 minutes.
- Top with the remaining cheese and bake for another 5 minutes. Allow to cool before serving.
Ah gone! 🙂
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