About this recipe:Since I am Greek, I have learnt many good Greek recipes over the years! This is one of my favourites. It's a savoury combination of lamb, rice and feta stuffed into green peppers and smothered in tomato sauce.
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
6 medium green peppers
2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
150g cooked rice
225g minced lamb
150g crumbled feta cheese
250ml cold water
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon caster sugar
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Method Prep:15min › Cook:1hr › Ready in:1hr15min
Preheat oven to 190 C / Gas 5.
Heat oil in a medium frying pan over medium heat, add onion and cook for four minutes until soft. Stir in garlic and cook one minute.
Slice tops off peppers and remove seeds. Stand peppers upright in a a 20x30cm baking dish.
In large bowl, combine onion mixture, dill, salt, allspice and pepper. Mix in rice and lamb, fold in feta cheese. Stuff peppers with mixture.
Mix passata with water, lemon juice and sugar. Pour half over peppers, and half over bottom of dish. Cover with foil.
Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes. Uncover and continue baking 15 minutes, basing occasionally with sauce, until a meat thermometer inserted in center of filling reads 70 degrees C.
Really enjoyed this, I did not have any all spice or dill but didn't notice any loss in flavour. I'm about to make for a second time this evening. Also serving with warm pita bread and tzatziki - 30 Apr 2016