Hot or cold, same day or the next… you are going to LOVE this dish ❤️
This is what us Italians call:
“UN PIATTO COMPLETO” a complete dish ☺️ it’s complete as vegetables and meat are combined together but there’s also a veggie option for my vegetarian friends 🌱
(Serving 4/5 )
4/6 peppers ( yellow/red or orange)
500g beef mince
One boiled potato 🥔 (medium size)
2 garlic cloves , one garlic clove finely chopped; the other clove left whole
Handful of fresh Parsley 🌱
Bread crumbs ( handful)
One egg 🥚
Salt, tsp 🧂
Plain Tomato Passata 300g
Dried Oregano 🌿 , tsp
Parmesan or cheddar
Vegetarian option ( Swap mince for Rice)
150g Plain rice 🍚 (boiled)
Handful of cherry tomatoes (diced)
Basil 🌿, handful, chopped
1 garlic clove 🧄, halved
Preheat the oven to 190 degrees
In a large bowl mix the mince with chopped garlic, chopped parsley, an egg and a handful of breadcrumbs. Add a tsp of salt 🧂and mix everything in.
Halve the peppers, take the seeds out and place the mince inside the peppers (starting with a tablespoon of mince first and keep filling the peppers until they are completely full). If you have some mince leftover you can make some meatballs and cook them in the sauce.
Place them on a tray and bake them for 20 minutes at 190 degrees
In a large pan add a couple of tbs of olive oil, add the oregano 🌿 and the whole garlic, put the pan on a medium heat. Add the passata 🍅, season with salt and cook on a low heat for 5 minutes.
Take the peppers out the oven, place them in the pan and keep cooking them in the pan, with the lid on.
Sprinkle some cheese and keep cooking until the cheese melts completely
Boil 150g of rice.
Mix the tomatoes 🍅 ,capers, basil 🌿 and the rice together.
Fill the peppers and sprinkle some breadcrumbs ( breadcrumbs will avoid the rice to dry up once in the oven), drizzle with olive oil
Place the peppers on an oven tray and bake for 20 minutes at 190 degrees or until the peppers are softened
You can add some grilled asparagus or courgettes as a fresh side dish to go with it
Buon appetito ☺️