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Beef & rice stuffed peppers

5
5
3
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
1 hr 5 min
Prep
20 min
Cook
45 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
The whole family will enjoy this dish of red peppers filled with spiced beef and rice. You could make it ahead of time and reheat to serve.

Ingredients

Brown Rice, dry

100 g

Extra lean beef mince (5% fat), raw

400 g

Red onion(s)

1 small, finely grated

Allspice

1 teaspoons

Paprika

1 teaspoons, level

Ground Cinnamon

¼ teaspoons, level

Dill, Fresh

1 tablespoons, chopped

Parsley, fresh

1 tablespoons, chopped

Peppers, All Types

4 medium, halved, deseeded

Calorie controlled cooking spray

4 spray(s)

Garlic

1 clove(s), crushed

Passata

500 g

0% fat natural Greek yogurt

120 g

Instructions

  1. Cook the rice according to the pack instructions. Drain, rinse under cold water, then drain again.
  2. Preheat the oven to 200°C, fan 180°C, gas mark 6. Combine the cooked rice, beef, onion, allspice, paprika, cinnamon, half the chopped dill and half the parsley in a large bowl. Season to taste.
  3. Put the peppers, cut-side up, in a large shallow baking dish. Spoon the beef and rice mixture into the pepper halves. Cover the dish with foil and bake for 15 minutes. Uncover, and continue to bake for 25-30 minutes or until the peppers are just tender.
  4. Meanwhile, mist a pan with cooking spray, add the garlic and cook over a medium heat for 1 minute, then add the passata, bring to the boil, then gently simmer for 5 minutes, until slightly reduced. Serve 2 pepper halves per person with the passata sauce drizzled over, topped with a dollop of yogurt and a sprinkling of the remaining dill and parsley.

Notes

For even more flavour, use smoked paprika to give a wonderfully rich smoky taste.