Sunday, 11 July 2010

Baked Bell Peppers

Baked Bell Peppers 
from Simply Recipe 

4 bell peppers 
5 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 
1 onion, peeled and chopped 
1 clove of garlic, peeled and chopped 
300g minced beef 
1 1/2 cup of cooked rice 
1 cup chopped tomatoes, fresh or canned 
1 teaspoon of dried oregano 
Black pepper 

1/2 cup ketchup 
1/2 tsp of Worcestershire Sauce 
Tabasco sauce 

Cut top off peppers 1 inch from the stem end, and remove seeds. 

Preheat oven to 180C. 

Heat 4 tbsp of the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions and cook, stirring often, until soft and translucent. Add the garlic and cook a minute more. 

Remove skillet from heat, add meat, rice, tomatoes, and oregano, and season generously with salt and pepper. Mix well. 

Drizzle remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil inside the peppers. Arrange the cut side of the peppers up in a baking dish, then stuff peppers with filling. 

Combine ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce in a small bowl, then spoon over filling. 

Add 1/4 cup of water to the baking dish. Place in oven and bake for 40-50 minutes.