Beef Stuffed Peppers

Beef Stuffed Peppers

This is based on a recipe from a book called The Paleo Primer by Fitter Food which is available on amazon.  You can also find Fitter Food at http://www.fitterfood.com. They make a lovely sausage stuffed pepper but I wanted to increase the iron content of this dish with beef and green veg and also reduce the number of sausages I was eating at the time so came up with this beauty of a dinner.

Quick to throw together and gives you 30-40 minutes whilst its in the oven to do other things.

I usually serve this with Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato roasted with Sage and Garlic

This Recipe is: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Grain Free, Low Carb

Scroll down for Adaptations and Life Hacks

Beef Stuffed Peppers (serves 3)

Ingredients

  • 6 red peppers
  • 2 tsp of Lazy Garlic or one clove of garlic diced
  • 1 head of broccoli grated
  • 500g of minced beef
  • 3 tblsp tomato puree
  • 2 tsp dried mixed herbs
  • Fat of your choice – coconut oil, olive oil etc.
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Method

  1. Heat the oven to 200c
  2. Melt the fat in a frying pan and add the garlic
  3. Add the grated broccoli and stir fry for 5 minutes
  4. Add the minced beef and keep stir frying
  5. Add the tomato puree, herbs and seasoning
  6. Whilst the beef is cooking, slice the top off the peppers and remove any white pith from inside.
  7. When the beef is cooked spoon it into the peppers
  8. Place the stuffed peppers into a roasting tin or dish and bake in the oven for 30 – 40 minutes

Adapations

  • Low fat– use the leanest mince you can find and low cal cooking spray but you may need to add a drop of water if it starts to dry out
  • High Fat– use the fattiest mince you can find and coconut oil
  • Blow the budget – use grass fed mince and fresh herbs of your choice – basil and oregano would be tasty
  • Low budget – replace half the mince with cooked brown rice
  • Need carbs in  your life – Serve this with Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato roasted with Sage and Garlic, new potatoes or replace half the mince with cooked brown rice.

Life Hacks

Double the quantity of the stuffing.  Before you spoon into the peppers, freeze half for another time, making this dish even quicker and easier next time round

I’m a big fan of lazy garlic and ginger – don’t feel guilty about it, there are far more important things to be doing in life than chopping garlic

Makes a good lunch too – either reheat in the microwave or chop into a salad for an easy pack lunch or dinner the next day

 

 

 

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