Lamb Stuffed Peppers

    1 hour 20 min

    Green peppers are stuffed with a mixture made from minced lamb, rice and tomatoes, then baked to perfection. These stuffed peppers are full of flavour and very satisfying. Try serving them with a light green salad.

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    Makes: 6 stuffed peppers

    • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 large onion, chopped
    • 450g minced lamb
    • 140g white rice
    • 3/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried mint, crushed
    • 250ml water
    • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley to taste
    • 415ml chicken stock
    • 1 (400g) tin chopped tomatoes
    • 6 green peppers, top removed, seeded

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr20min 

    1. Preheat an oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    2. Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Stir in the onion and minced lamb; cook and stir until the onion is tender and the meat is no longer pink, about 7 minutes. Stir in the rice, salt, black pepper and mint; cook 5 minutes longer. Add the water and parsley. Reduce the heat to medium-low, and continue cooking and stirring until the water has been completely absorbed by the rice, about 15 minutes. Stir the chicken stock and chopped tomatoes together in an oven-proof dish that will just fit the peppers. Scoop the lamb mixture into the peppers and place them into the dish.
    3. Bake in the preheated oven until the peppers are tender and the tomatoes are bubbly, about 45 minutes.

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    I used red, orange, and yellow bell peppers and cut them in half vertically. I had a little bit of shredded cheddar left in the fridge, so I sprinkled some onto each half pepper for the last 5 minutes of baking. Very nice!  -  07 Feb 2015


    Being married to a greek from Greece for many years, I will tell you exactly what is missing from this recipe. When you are cooking the meat sauce, place a small cinnamon stick (not cinnamon powder)into the sauce. Allow the sauce to cook for a good 45 minutes, absorbing the wonderful-ness of the cinnamon. You can even add a few whole cloves. This addition applies to anything you are cooking with hamburger meat, example - spaghetti sauce, lasagna meat, stuffed zuccini, moussaka meat, etc. The taste you are trying to get comes from these spices. I guarantee it. Opah, and enjoy!  -  25 Mar 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    My family loved it. I substituted the lamb, for ground beef, because that was all I had. And I added fresh mint, which just make it come alive! Thank you for the recipe!  -  06 Jun 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)