Why settle for a sliced bell pepper when you can eat the whole thing! Stuff it with beef, cheese, mushrooms then drizzle healthy Argan Oil on top just before serving. I assure you that after taking a bite of this delectable dish, you’ll never think of bell peppers the same way again.
Don’t worry. You don’t need to be a certified chef to make delicious treats from bell peppers. Here’s a simple step-by-step guide into creating a mouthwatering dish from the simplest of ingredients.
For the first part, you will need:
- 6 large red bell peppers
- 1 cup whole eggplant
So the first step is cutting an inch off the top of the bell peppers. Don’t throw away the cut parts yet. You will bake your bell peppers with these cut parts on top. Set them aside first while you prepare the other ingredients. Using a spoon, scoop the insides of each pepper, including its seeds, then set aside. Next dice the eggplant. Season with salt. Squeeze the water out of the eggplant. Put on a strainer to drain water. Straining will take around 30 minutes. So while waiting let’s go on to the next step.
For this part, you will need:
- 2 cups of minced onion
- 5 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 lb mushrooms cut in size desired
- 2 tbsp of extra Virgin Olive Oil
Heat your frying pan. Pour the olive oil into the pan. Saute onions until translucent. Season with a teaspoon of salt. Then, add the mushrooms. Add olive oil if the mixture is starting to stick into the pan.
By this time, your eggplant will be ready. Add it into the pan with garlic. Saute until the garlic turns a bit brown. Remove pan from the stove while you prepare the next mixture.
This mixture will need:
- 2 cups Beef Broth
- 1 lb ground beef
- 2 cups chopped baby spinach
- 1/4 lb grated pepperjack cheese
- 1/4 cup choped parsley
- 1 tsp chopped oregano
- 1 tsp fresh thyme, chopped
Except for the broth, mix all these ingredients together including the sauted vegetables. Be careful not too mash the vegetables too much. Stuff bell peppers with the mixture.
For the final part, put stuffed peppers in an oven proof baking dish. Put the cut pepper tops on each. Pour beef broth around the peppers. Bake for one hour at 375 degrees.
Before serving, drizzle stuffed peppers with argan oil for a healthy kick! Enjoy!