Since I’m not carving any pumpkins this year, just haven’t gotten around to it, I decided to carve something else. Saw this idea on Pinterest a while back and decided to give it a go – carved bell peppers that are stuffed with a ground beef mixture. Turned out so fun and yummy, and I just couldn’t take enough photos of these cute little “pumpkins”. So below is the fairly simple recipe and how I made these Stuffed Halloween Inspired Bell Peppers.
3 bell peppers
1 pound of ground beef (more or less)
1 tomato, diced
1/2 onion, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, pressed
2 tbs chopped parsley
2 tbs Thai red curry paste
2-3 tbs mozzarella cheese
2 tsp cumin
1 tsp cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Cut the tops off the peppers, save the “tops” and set them aside. Scoop out the seeds and as much of the membrane as you can. Place the peppers cut-side up in a baking dish just large enough to hold them upright. Place the bell peppers in the oven for about 5 minutes, this will allow them to get a bit soft. Once done, take out and let them cool on the side.
Heat 1 tbs of olive oil in the skillet, add in the onion and tomatoes and cook for about 3-4 minutes. Then add in the garlic and parsley, sauté for about 1 minute. With the vegetables still in the skillet, add in the ground beef. Break up the lumps in the meat and when cooked for about 3 minutes, add in the red curry paste and all the spices (cumin, cinnamon, salt and pepper). Cook for an additional 7 minutes, or until the ground beef is fully cooked.
Fill the peppers with the ground beef mixture and cook them in the oven for about 20 minutes. For the last 5 minutes, add the mozzarella cheese to the top of each pepper.
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