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Stuffed Capsicum

Capsicums Stuffed with Savoury Mince

Capsicums filled with a savoury mince mixture are a colourful and delicious family dinner option.  This is a great way to jazz up what might be called a boring vegetable.


  • 500g grass fed beef mince
  • 5 medium red capsicums
  • 1 large carrot diced
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 celery stick diced
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 15 green beens diced
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground sweet paprika
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 cup rice
  • 2 cups beef or chicken stock
  • 1 cup grated cheese
  • Olive Oil


  • Fry the diced vegetables with a little oil until onion is translucent.
  • Add mince, spices and garlic, breakdown mince as it fries then transfer to a bowl. No need to cook the mince all the way through as it will continue cooking in the next steps.
  • Toast rice in the frying pan with a little oil for 5-7 minutes.
  • Return veg and mince to pan, add stock, mix , cover and cook on low heat until rice is cooked.
  • Cut the tops off the capsicums or half lengthways and arrange in baking tray so the stay upright for baking.
  • Fill with the rice and beef mixture and top with cheese.
  • Bake at 180c for 20-30 or until capsicum is cooked. Turn the oven up high at the end to brown cheese if desired.
  • Serve with fresh tabouli or green salad and a wedge of lemon.
  • *If your children aren’t keen on capsicum you can use zucchini, potatoes (bake first), cabbage leaves or even tomatoes or the recipe makes a great savoury rice dish by itself.
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