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.
About Michele Lyons
Michele Lyons spent 25 years working in the corporate environment with 10 years as an Executive Assistant at a senior level. A couple of years ago Michele decided to forgo the long hours in the city to work closer to home and spend more time with her two teenage boys. Michele started working with us at the Farmers Markets and her excellent organisation skills meant she quickly moved into the office. Since Michele joined The Free Range Butcher her role has expanded to include all things administration, recipe testing, inspirational ideas, marketing, communications and all round keeping the team organised and on track. As long as Michele’s has had her morning coffee you can ask her anything!

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