Your veg doesn’t have to be an afterthought – it can be the star of the show. Here’s our favourite stuffed pepper recipe.
Not only are red peppers and carrots full of vitamin C, but they contain fibre too – making this the perfect post-workout meal. Not to mention, these stuffed peppers are high in protein (from the beef), starch (thanks buckwheat) and topped with cheese (because, why wouldn’t you)?
1 lb thinly sliced beef
3 large bell peppers
1 lb mushrooms, sliced
1 large onion
2 cup carrots, diced
2 cups buckwheat, cooked
2 tbsp olive oil
Slice the bell pepper into two pieces.
Remove the seeds from the pepper.
Dice carrots and onions into small squares.
Cut beef into small, thin pieces.
Preheat oiled skillet on high heat.
Cook beef until it gets a golden colour.
Remove from the skillet and set aside.
Sautée carrots and onions in the same skillet until they soften.
Add sliced mushrooms and continue cooking until all the ingredients are golden.
Add buckwheat and beef to the skillet.
Season with salt and pepper.
Stir to combine everything together.
Fill each one of the peppers with the cooked buckwheat filling.
Bake for 35 minutes at 370 Fahrenheit.
Place slice of cheese on each pepper.
Cook for another 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
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Chloe Gray is the senior writer for stylist.co.uk's fitness brand Strong Women. When she's not writing or lifting weights, she's most likely found practicing handstands, sipping a gin and tonic or eating peanut butter straight out of the jar (not all at the same time).