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Lamb-stuffed baked peppers

  • serves 4
  • A little effort

These lamb-stuffed baked peppers make for a great, easy midweek meal for the family. Plus, they're under 500 calories

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Ingredients

  • mixed red or green peppers 4
  • olive oil
  • lamb mince 400g
  • onion 1 large, chopped
  • garlic 2 cloves, finely sliced
  • cinnamon 1/2 tsp plus 1 pinch
  • dried mint 1 tsp plus 1 pinch
  • ready-cooked steamed basmati rice 250g pack
  • flat-leaf parsley a small bunch, chopped
  • passata 250ml
  • chicken or veg stock 100ml

Method

  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Cut the tops off the peppers, remove and discard the seeds and drizzle with a little oil. Sit them in a snug baking dish, cover with foil and put in the oven to start cooking while you make the filling.

  • Step 2

    Heat a non-stick pan and cook the lamb mince until browned all over (you won’t need any extra oil for this). Add the onion and garlic and cook until completely softened, stirring now and again. Add the cinnamon and mint and cook for a minute. Stir in the rice and parsley and mix really well. Season.

  • Step 3

    Take the peppers out of the oven and spoon in the lamb mix. Mix the passata and stock with 2 tbsp olive oil. Season
    and add another pinch of cinnamon and mint. Spoon over and around the peppers. Put the foil back on and bake in the oven for 1 hour. You want the peppers to be really tender and just holding their shape. Serve with salad and the sauce from the pan spooned over.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 436
  • Fat 21.2g
  • Saturates 7.7g
  • Carbs 32.3g
  • Fibre 7.4g
  • Protein 32.3g
  • Salt 0.4g
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