Stuffed Jack O’ Lantern & Jack O’ Peppers

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Ingredients

  • 2 tomatoes, blended
  • 2 yellow peppers
  • 1 orange pepper
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 small pumpkin
  • 3/4 ground meat (beef-if there’s no allergy, pork, chicken…)
  • parsley, finely chopped
  • 2 small carrots, finely chopped
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp dry or fresh mint
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 2-2 1/2 handfuls of basmati rice
  • salt & pepper
  • olive oil


Preparation

Tip: If your pumpkin has a  big neck, like mine, cut round slices from the top and make scary faces, using a sharp knife to make the mouth and three cloves to make eyes and nose… 🙂

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  1. Trim the tops off the little pumpkin and the peppers and reserve, then scoop out the seeds.
  2. Season the veggies on the inside with salt and pepper.
  3. Heat olive oil in a deep skillet and sauté the onions and carrots.
  4. Add the ground meat and stir well for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add tomatoes, season with salt and pepper and cook partially covered and stirring occasionally, until tender, 7 to 10 minutes.
  6. Add basmati rice and herbs and remove from the heat.
  7. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 C).
  8. Stuff peppers and pumpkin and set the tops in place to complete the Jack-o-Peppers.
  9. Place stuffed vegetables into the baking dish.
  10. Pour into 1/2 glass of water ans drizzle with olive oil.
  11. Bake for about 50-60 minutes.
  12. Let cool for a while. Using a small, sharp paring knife, cut out a jack-o-lantern face on each vegetable.

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Enjoy and Happy Halloween!!! :)x

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