Spicy stuffed peppers – South Africa

Babotie stuffed peppers
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 4
  • Serving size: 250g
  • Calories: 741
  • Fat: 49 g
  • Saturated fat: 16 g
  • Unsaturated fat: 18 g
  • Trans fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 38 g
  • Sugar: 13 g
  • Sodium: 372 mg
  • Fiber: 7 g
  • Protein: 42 g
  • Cholesterol: 262 mg
Recipe type: Stuffed Chillies
Cuisine: South African
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Many South Africans will recognize the ingredients as being similar to Babotie, the national dish of the country . And that is exactly what this recipe is about. Bell peppers that have stuffed with a Babotie flavoured mince and topped with a savoury egg and milk custard.. This fusion results in the best of both worlds. Moist and succulent baked peppers with the wonderful flavour of Babotie
  • Minced meat – 500 grams (beef or lamb)
  • Onion – one medium ( diced 6mm)
  • Garlic - two cloves finely chopped
  • Madras curry powder – one and a half tablespoons
  • Vegetable oil – two tablespoons
  • Olive oil – 2 tablespoons
  • Chilli powder – two teaspoons
  • Apricot jam – two tablespoons ( see note)
  • Worchester sauce – one tablespoon ( 15ml)
  • Bread – one thick slice ( preferably white bread)
  • Milk – one cup
  • Eggs – three eggs
  • Balsamic vinegar – one tablespoon
  • Butter – one teaspoon
  • Bell peppers – four
  • Turmeric - half a teaspoon
  1. Soak the bread in the milk for ten minutes and then drain. Keep remaining milk to one side
  2. Remove the tops of the bell peppers and discard the seeds. Cut in half lengthwise
  3. Grease a baking dish with the butter
  4. Place the bell peppers in the baking dish and drizzle with the olive oil. Keep to one side.
  5. Heat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius
  6. Fry the onion in the vegetable oil until translucent
  7. Add the garlic and cook for a minute
  8. Add the curry and chilli powders. Fry until the spices are cooked out ( see note)
  9. Add the balsamic vinegar, Worchester sauce and apricot jam. Stir until well combined
  10. Add the meat and cook until all pinkness has been eliminated and beginning to brown
  11. Add the soaked bread and an egg . Mix until well combined with the mince
  12. In a pouring jug, add the remaining eggs to the reserved milk. Add the turmeric and mix well
  13. Stuff the peppers with meat mixture up three quarters full
  14. Pour in the egg milk custard to the top
  15. Place in the oven for 30 to 40 minutes
  16. In this time the peppers will have become cooked and the egg custard browned
  17. Serve
Cooking out means until the essentials of the spices have been released

To turn this into a low carb meal use our recipe for low carb babotie

This recipe yields 4 servings

Keywords: South African Babotie stuffed bell peppers