Stuffed Bell Peppers with a Secret Ingredient (It’s not love!!)

I had been craving stuffed bell peppers for a while so I finally decided to try making them at home. My husband is not a big fan of stuffed bell peppers, so I wanted to make sure he would enjoy it as well. Turns out, they are super easy to make and my husband loved it because I added a secret ingredient!

What’s the secret ingredient?

Garam Masala is a very common Pakistani/Indian ingredient that you find in a number of South Asian recipes! Garam Masala is a combination of 8 ground spices that has a unique flavor & a distinctive aroma. Read my post to learn how to make it at home!


Serving Size: 1 Bell Pepper; Calories: 400 – 425 kcals (depending on the size of the bell pepper)

First cook the beef. For that you will need:

1 lb lean beef
1 cup chopped onions
1 Tbsp ginger and garlic paste
1 tsp salt
1 tsp red pepper
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp garam masala
Other ingredients:

4 Bell Peppers
1 cup cooked brown rice
0.75 cup marinara sauce
1/8 cup Mexican blend cheese

Preparing the meat:
Place the beef in a non-stick pan on medium heat and put ginger & garlic paste, salt, red-pepper and turmeric powder.
Let it cook for 15 minutes until the meat has turned brown and some of the water from the meat has dried
Add chopped onions and cook until all the water has dried
Add garam masala and stir well. Remove from the heat
Boil water
Remove the top of the bell pepper and hollow out the bell peppers
Put the bell peppers in boiling water for 5- 7 mins
Mix beef, rice, and sauce in a bowl
Stuff the bell peppers with the beef, rice & sauce mix
Top each bell pepper with cheese
Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes
Serve hot

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