Recipe

Sweet peppers stuffed with lamb and feta couscous

Stuffed sweet peppers make a tasty, speedy weeknight meal, and this recipe is no exception. Filled with hearty lamb and feta couscous, this recipe is sure to become a family favourite

  • 25 mins preparation
  • 30 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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This recipe first appeared in Food magazine.
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Ingredients

  • 4 large capsicums, tops cut off, deseeded
  • 350 gram lamb mince
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 2 clove garlic, crushed
  • 2 teaspoon store-bought Moroccan seasoning
  • 1 cup instant couscous
  • 1 teaspoon chicken stock powder, dissolved in 1 cup of boiling water
  • 100 gram feta cheese, crumbled
  • 2 to 3 semi-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/4 cup pitted black olives, chopped
  • 2 tablespoon pine nuts, toasted
  • 1/3 cup chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Method

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 200°C. Place the capsicums and their tops on a microwave-safe plate and microwave on HIGH for 6 minutes.
  • 2
    In a hot frying pan, brown the mince, crumbling with a potato masher. When crumbly, add onion, garlic and Moroccan seasoning and cook until the onion is soft.
  • 3
    Remove pan from heat and stir in the couscous, then mix in the hot stock. Stir and cover with a clean tea towel. Leave the couscous for 3-5 minutes, then fluff with a fork.
  • 4
    Stir in the crumbled feta, tomatoes, olives, pine nuts and parsley.
  • 5
    Place capsicums in an oven-proof dish and brush the skins lightly with oil. Divide couscous between the capsicums, packing firmly. Replace the tops and bake for 25 minutes or until tender.

Notes

  • While the capsicum shells will collapse if frozen whole, you can freeze the stuffing. Portion into ziplock bags and defrost as needed for a quick weeknight meal solution. - Lamb mince generally has sufficient fat to ensure it browns without the need to use oil in the pan. You can add a small drop of oil if it sticks. - PER SERVE Energy 588kcal, 2464kj • Protein 39.4g • Total Fat 22.9g • Saturated Fat 7.6g • Carbohydrate 50.8g • Fibre 9.7g • Sodium 530mg