Roasted & Stuffed Capsicum Recipe

The first time I ever had roasted capsicums was at a restaurant, I ordered it as an entree and loved it. I spent the next several weeks trying to figure out how to make them at home and this the final product.

Roasted capsicums have since become a favorite in my house. The combination of mince, rice, tomatoes and bacon is amazing and the recipe needs only 3 spices.

I like to serve these with steakhouse style wedges and sour cream topped with chives.

It’s also really important to pick your capsicums wisely, look at the bases and make sure they are big enough to stand up on a baking tray.

I didn’t put amounts for the garlic salt because I believe you need to do this to taste. I love putting a lot in (like 1-2 tablespoons) but others might prefer less.

I used just Woolworths brand tasty cheese but you can use whatever you prefer.

The recipe states 2-3 cups of rice. I usually add all 3 cups because I really love the mix of mince and rice but you could use 2 if you are not a huge rice fan.

Recipe:

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time:0 mins
Ingredients
  • 500 g Minced Beef.
  • 1 Satchet Taco Seasoning.
  • 1/2 Cup Cup of Water.
  • Olive Oil.
  • 2-3 Cups Rice.
  • Garlic Salt To Taste
  • Pepper. To Taste
  • 400 g Italian Diced Tomatoes. Canned
  • 1 Cup Cheese.
  • 6 Red Capsicums.
  • 250 g Bacon. Thinly Sliced
Instructions
Pre-Cook Capsicums
  1. Cook rice until just soft. Rinse under cold water.
  2. Preheat Oven to 180 degrees.
  3. Cut tops of the capsicums, Remove veins and seeds.
  4. Place capsicums onto baking tray and lightly coat inside and outside with olive oil.
  5. Place in oven to roast. Approx 20 minutes.
Stuffing Mix
  1. In a frying pan on medium heat brown the mince.
  2. Add bacon and cook through.
  3. Add taco seasoning and water. Stir through and bring to the boil.
  4. Stir through diced tomatoes.
  5. Add rice.
  6. Add pepper to taste.
  7. Add garlic salt
  8. Turn off heat.
Finishing Up
  1. Remove capsicums from the oven. Fill with stuffing mix to the very top.
  2. Add a small amount (about 1 tbs) of grated cheese.
  3. Return to the over and cook until cheese is golden brown.

If you have any questions while making this recipe (or even if you’ve just tried the recipe and loved/hated it) please don’t hesitate to comment.

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