Maharajah Indian Stuffed Peppers

Written by Lee on . Posted in Dinner, Recipe Book

Serves 2

  • 2 red capsicums (peppers)
  • 2 yellow capsicums (peppers)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 red chilli, seeded and finely chopped (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 400 g (14 oz.) minced (ground) organic beef (can be substituted with lentils)
  • 400 g (14 oz.) tin chopped tomatoes (sugar and additive free)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 70 g (21/2 oz./1 cup) quinoa, rinsed
  • Basil leaves, to garnish

Preheat the oven to 220ºC (425ºF/Gas 7). 
Bring a large saucepan of filtered water to the boil. 
Cut off the tops of the capsicums and remove the seeds and membranes. Drop the capsicum shells into the water and simmer for 3–4 minutes  
Carefully remove the capsicums with a slotted spoon and drain well. 
Heat the coconut oil in a frying pan and sauté the onion and garlic over medium heat until golden, 6–8 minutes. 
Add the cumin seeds to one side of the pan and toast them until they pop, then stir them in to the onion with the cayenne pepper, chilli (if using), coriander and ginger. 
Add the beef, tomatoes and salt and cook for 20 minutes, stirring often to break up any lumps in the meat. 
Meanwhile, cook the quinoa in a saucepan of simmering water until tender, about 15 minutes. 
Drain the quinoa, then stir it through the beef mixture. 
Divide the mixture among the capsicums, filling them loosely. 
Sit them in a baking tin and loosely cover the tin with foil. 
Bake for 15 minutes, then remove the foil. 
Continue baking until the capsicums start to blister, another 10–15 minutes. 
Sprinkle the tops with basil and serve. 

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