We’re back with our Cooking with Kids A -Z series and this week we are on P is for Peppers and we’re making one of our favourite meals, stuffed pepers. I love making this with my favourite meat or vegetable filling and today with the kids we’re cooking up the one that I know that they will eat as well so it’s a bolognase stuffed pepper – but you could easily fill with roasted vegetables, a lamb based meal, chicken or anything you fancy and it is an extra boost for your 5 a day.

Stuffed Peppers recipe - a simple meal to cook with and for kids that they will enjoy

Stuffed Pepper Ingredients

1 Bell Pepper
1 medium onion
1 handful of mushrooms
1 clove of garlic
1 tablespoon of olive oil
300g of minced beef
1 carton of passata
1 tablespoon of tomato puree
a teaspoon of dried oregano

Salt and Pepper to taste

Serve with salad or pasta or on it’s own as a starter

Stuffed Pepper Method

Start by cutting the top of the pepper

Stuffed Peppers recipe - a simple meal to cook with and for kids that they will enjoy

Then remove the insides so that you have a clean peper.

Stuffed Peppers recipe - a simple meal to cook with and for kids that they will enjoy

 

Stuffed Peppers recipe - a simple meal to cook with and for kids that they will enjoy

So that we didn’t have to cut the bottom of the pepper we put the peppers into a couple of ramakins so that they would then sit upright and it’s easier for the kids to fill. When I’ve made them myself I will even out the bottoms without cutting through the pepper so that you can fill and place them onto the place once cooked.

Stuffed Peppers recipe - a simple meal to cook with and for kids that they will enjoy

Cut up the mushrooms and onions

Stuffed Peppers recipe - a simple meal to cook with and for kids that they will enjoy

Crush the garlic

Stuffed Peppers recipe - a simple meal to cook with and for kids that they will enjoy

Heat the olive oil in the pan and then add the mushrooms, onions and garlic to the pan. When they are browned add your mince

With the mince is browned pour in the carton of passata and then add in the tablespoon of tomato puree.

Stuffed Peppers recipe - a simple meal to cook with and for kids that they will enjoy

Stir then sprinkle in the dried oregano and season to taste

Simmer for 5 minutes

Stuffed Peppers recipe - a simple meal to cook with and for kids that they will enjoy

Take off the heat and spoon in the mince into the peppers – any left over bolognase leave to cool and then freeze so you have an easy homemade ready meal for a weeknight supper.

Stuffed Peppers recipe - a simple meal to cook with and for kids that they will enjoy

Place in the oven for 15 minutes at 170C.

Serve with your choice of side dish.

Stuffed Peppers recipe - a simple meal to cook with and for kids that they will enjoy

Stuffed Peppers recipe - a simple meal to cook with and for kids that they will enjoy

Stuffed Peppers

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Author: Cerys Parker

Ingredients

  • 1 Bell Pepper
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 handful of mushrooms
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 300 g of minced beef
  • 1 g carton of < class="gr_ gr_2314 gr-alert gr_spell ContextualSpelling ins-del multiReplace" id="2314" data-gr-id="2314">passatta</g>
  • 1 tablespoon of tomato <g class="gr_ gr_2315 gr-alert gr_gramm Grammar multiReplace" id="2315" data-gr-id="2315">puree</g>
  • teaspoon a of dried oregano
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Start by cutting the top of the pepper
  • Then remove the insides so that you have a clean peper.
  • So that we didn't have to cut the bottom of the pepper we put the peppers into a couple of ramakins so that they would then sit upright and it's easier for the kids to fill. When I've made them myself I will even out the bottoms without cutting through the pepper so that you can fill and place them onto the place once cooked.
  • Cut up the mushrooms and onions
  • Crush the garlic
  • Heat the olive oil in the pan and then add the mushrooms, onions and garlic to the pan.
  • When they are browned add your mince
  • With the mince browned pour in the carton of passatta and then add in the tablespoon of tomato puree.
  • Stir then sprinkle in the dried oregano and season to taste
  • Simmer for 5 minutes
  • Take off the heat and spoon in the mince into the peppers - any left over bolognase leave to cool and then freeze so you have a easy homemade ready meal for a weeknight supper.
  • Place in the oven for 15 minutes.
  • Serve with your choice of side dish.
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Stuffed Peppers recipe - a simple meal to cook with and for kids that they will enjoy

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Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

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  1. Stuffed peppers are one of those dishes that remind me of home and growing up! I can’t wait to try this recipe with mushrooms. I bet they really bring out the flavor of the filling!

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