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Mediterranean Stuffed Peppers

Bring the flavors of the Mediterranean to your table with this tasty stuffed peppers recipe. Mediterranean stuffed peppers are filled with delicious spices and are perfect for a family weeknight dinner.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 297kcal



  • 6 bell peppers orange, yellow and red
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 large onion diced
  • ½ lb ground beef 90% lean
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon cardamom
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 teaspoon paprkia
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 ½ cup cooked white rice
  • 1 cup broth
  • ½ cup fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 cup olives to top


  • Preheat the oven to 375F. 
  • Cut the top of the bell peppers, clean out the seeds and set them aside.
  • Bring a pot of water to boil and steam the bell peppers for almost 5 minutes.
  • Heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Saute onion until translucent. 
  • Add ground beef to the onion and cook it until it's brown. 
  • Add in cinnamon, cumin, cardamom, mined garlic, paprika and salt. 
  • Add tomato paste and mix well until fully combined. 
  • Add in cooked white rice and combine. 
  • Fill the bell peppers with the filling, top with olives and parsley. Place the top part of the bell peppers on as lids and place the bell peppers in an oven safe dish.
  • Pour the broth into the dish and cover with aluminum foil. 
  • Bake for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake for another 15 minutes until the bell peppers are soft to your preference.
  • Serve warm. 


  • You can use garlic powder instead of minced garlic. 
  • You can use ground turkey instead of ground beef.


Serving: 6servings | Calories: 297kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 461mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g