Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr
This is adapted from a food blog. Something just a little different.
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 1 cup spinach, washed and torn
- 1 teaspoon mild curry powder
- 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 8 tablespoons canned chopped tomatoes, including juice
- 2 tablespoons tomato puree
- 2 ounces breadcrumbs
- 1 (14 ounce) can chickpeas, drained and roughly hand-chopped (garbanzo beans)
- 4 tablespoons chopped roasted sweet bell peppers (optional)
- 3 medium bell peppers, halved and hollowed out for stuffing
- Heat a wide heavy-based frying pan over medium heat. Add the oil and heat for 10 seconds or so, then add the onion and fry, stirring occasionally, until well-softened.
- Tip in the spinach, sprinkle over the curry powder, raise the heat and stir, toss and fry until the liquid has mostly cooked out of the spinach and it is collapsed but still moist. Transfer to a large bowl.
- Add the garlic, tomatoes, vegetable or tomato puree, breadcrumbs, chickpeas and peppers.
- Season with salt and black pepper and mix well; it should be reasonably moist but not dripping. Stuff the filling firmly into the pepper halves, mounding up on top.
- Bake in a low-sided dish at 400F for about an hour, turning the dish around once and lowering the heat towards the end if the peppers are getting too browned. This length of time makes the peppers deliciously soft - if you like them firmer, reduce the time.