• 100g Rice
  • 4 Large red or yellow peppers
  • 300g Minced beef
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1tbsp Olive oil
  • 2 Onions, finely chopped
  • 100g Parmesan, grated
  • 10g Parsley
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1tsp Mixed Mediterranean herbs
  • 700g Tomato passata


  • 8 Toothpicks


  • STEP 1

    Cook the rice in hot water for around 5 minutes until half cooked. Remove from the heat and drain.

  • STEP 2

    Carefully cut off the tops of the peppers to create caps. Clean the peppers well inside, removing seeds and white flesh. Leave stalk on.

  • STEP 3

    Mix the rice, mince, eggs, onions, parmesan, parsley, salt and herbs. Stuff the mixture into the peppers. Secure a cap on each pepper using a couple of toothpicks.

  • STEP 4

    Place the peppers in a tall saucepan (choose one where the peppers can stand close to each other) and add the passata so peppers are covered up to three quarters of their height. Add water if required. Cover and cook for 30-40 minutes on moderate heat.

  • STEP 5

    Remove the toothpicks and serve hot, sprinkled with some parmesan and accompanied by a fresh salad.