Roasted Bell Peppers stuffed with Lamb

by - November 20, 2012


I'am back again. With a recipe this time. It's been a while right? :) 

Last Friday, Couple of Fridays back, while going through my fridge wondering what to make for lunch, I decided to try out stuffed bell peppers. I've seen many recipes online and this was a dish on my 'to try' list. After reading various versions, I felt I should just go ahead and give it my own spin. 


So I laid out whatever I had on my counter and decided to use these ingredients for my stuffing. 


Stuffing 
500 grams Minced Lamb
2 Onions - finely chopped
5-6 Green Chillies (adjust according to your spice levels)
1 tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste
2 tbsp Tomato Paste (Pomi is my favourite brand as of now)
Bunch of Mint and Coriander leaves - finely chopped
2 tbsp Chilli powder (adjust according to your spice levels)
1 tbsp Coriander powder
1/2 tsp Ground Turmeric
1 tbsp Ground Garam Masala
Juice of 1 lime
Salt as required
2-3 tbsp Canola / Vegetable Oil


Peppers
3 Large Bell Peppers - halved

Shredded Mozzarella as required (Cheddar Cheese would be better)

Method


Pre-heat the oven to 200C. Lightly coat the peppers with olive oil and roast in a baking dish for about 20-25 minutes until just cooked through. Remove the peppers from the oven and allow to cool. 




In a frying pan, heat the vegetable oil and add garam masala. When it splutters, add onions, green chillies and ginger garlic paste. Saute well until its cooked. Add chopped mint and coriander and saute for couple of minutes. Add tomato paste and stir to mix well. I also added juice of lime to give it a bit more tang. 




After couple of minutes add minced lamb and stir well. Cover and cook until done. Keep checking to avoid lamb sticking to the bottom of the pan. This would take only few minutes as minced lamb cooks easily. 




Spoon the lamb mixture into each half of the peppers and place them back into the baking dish. Cook the peppers for another 15-20 minutes or until the peppers are cooked all the way through. 


Before removing from the oven sprinkle the tops of each pepper with shredded mozzarella or cheddar. Place back into the oven just until the cheese has melted. Enjoy! 




This recipe was inspired from Simply Love Food's Southwestern Stuffed Peppers.

xxNeelu

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7 comments

  1. Looks wonderful! Just this morning I was thinking I need to try new stuff .... sent the hubby to buy mince as it's so versatile .... and then I come online & see this ... perfect!

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  2. Wow...minced lamb stuffed bell pepper..what more can one ask for??? super yum!!!

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  3. This looks great!!! Very easy and yummy!! Um, just a question - what do you serve this with??

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    1. This is more of a dinner party dish that you serve with others. It would go well with roti or rice and some gravy (since its dry). Just one stuffed pepper made us feel full :)

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  4. Have always wanted to try stuffed bell peppers.. This one looks great !! Thanks for sharing :)






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