Makes 8-10 Peppers
Ingredients
  • 8-10 orange peppers
  • 2 tbsp canola or olive oil
  • 1 package ground turkey
    or extra lean ground beef (500g)
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 100 g frozen chopped spinach
    (8 nuggets) (1/2 cup)
  • 2-3 cloves garlic
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 tsp sage
  • 2 cups cooked barley
    (just over ½ cup raw barley)
  • 2 omega-3 eggs
  • 1 litre tomato sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • Salt and pepper


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Barley 1) Bring 1 cup water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add barley.

2) Bring water back to a boil, partially cover and simmer on low for 30-40 minutes or until water is absorbed. Remove from heat.
Stuffing 1) Brown ground turkey or beef in a large sauté or saucepan in 2 tbsp olive or canola oil. Drain off excess fat.

2) Add onion, garlic, carrots and celery. Cook for another 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender.

3) Add frozen spinach and seasonings. Cook until spinach has softened.

4) Stir in cooked barley and remove from heat. Let cool.

5) Add 2 eggs and mix well.

Assembly 1) Remove tops and seeds from peppers.

2) Mix tomato sauce and chicken stock in the bottom of a casserole dish

3) Fill each pepper with stuffing and add to the casserole dish.

4) Cover with foil and bake in a 375 degree oven for approximately 1 hour.

Note: This recipe will produce peppers with a firm texture. Alternatively, pre-cook peppers before stuffing.

Tip: Make extra stuffing and freeze. This will make for a quick, tasty supper.

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