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These kheema stuffed capsicum are simple and easy to make and perfect to serve with any main course or on their own. The ground beef stuffing takes just 15 minutes to make and the whole dish comes together in less than 30 minutes.

Green stuffed peppers in a plate.
Kheema – Stuffed – Peppers, Capsicum

Stuffed vegetables is a very commom mom dish! Right? I mean almost all of us that that one stuffed dish our mom made that we all rave about? My mom often made stuffed bell peppers or stuffed zucchini, corgettes, mushrooms, long bean (parval) etc.

Mince beef was the most common filling but sometimes she’d use prawns and sometimes ground chicken too!

Ingredients and substitutes

  • Meat – I like to use ground beef or ground lamb. In fact, often I will use a mixture of both beef and lamb.
  • Fresh veggies – I like to use a red onions because adds a nice sweetness to the meat. Make sure to chop the garlic and ginger very finely or better yet, grind it into a paste.
  • Spices – most of the spices used are easy to find and probably already in your pantry.
  • Capsicum – choose small size bell peppers because they look more presentable when served on the table. Also, look for firm one without any bruises.
Peppers on the plate.
Kheema – Stuffed – Peppers, Capsicum

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Green stuffed peppers in a plate.

Kheema Stuffed Capsicum

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Calories: 123kcal
Adjust Servings Here: 12 servings
These kheema stuffed capsicum are simple and easy to make and perfect to serve with any main course or on their own. The ground beef stuffing takes just 15 minutes to make and the whole dish comes together in less than 30 minutes.


Kheema – Ground beef

  • 250 g Ground beef
  • 2 tbsp Cooking oil
  • 1 med Onion finely chopped
  • 4 med Garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 1 2-inch Fresh ginger finely chopped
  • 1 large Tomato finely chopped
  • 1 med Chily deseeded and sliced
  • 1 tbsp Chili powder
  • 1 tbsp Coriander powder pudina
  • 1 tsp Cumin powder jeera powder
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric powder
  • 2 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 4 tbsp Fresh cilantro finely chopped
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ¼ tsp Black pepper

Stuffed capsicums

  • 12 small Capsicum I used green but all colors will do.
  • 2 tbsp Cooking oil
  • ½ cup Water


Kheema – Ground beef

  • Saute – In a skillet over medium heat add the oil. Saute the onion, ginger, and garlic until the onions are translucent. Then add the chopped chili and tomato, and saute for 2 minutes more.
    2 tbsp Cooking oil, 1 med Onion, 4 med Garlic cloves, 1 2-inch Fresh ginger, 1 large Tomato, 1 med Chily
  • Spice – Next add all the spices powders and 2 tbsp of water. Stir over medium-low heat for two minutes until fragrant.
    1 tbsp Chili powder, 1 tbsp Coriander powder, 1 tsp Cumin powder, ¼ tsp Turmeric powder
  • Beef – Add the ground beef and stir making sure to break the mince as much as possible so there are no large lumps. Season with salt and pepper.
    250 g Ground beef
  • Simmer – Cover the pan and simmer for 10 minutes. Add the lemon juice and chopped cilantro. Taste and adjust seasoning. Cook until all the water has evaporated. Set aside to cool completely.
    Pro tip – it is important that all excess water has been evaporated otherwise it will be messy when trying to stuff the peppers.
    2 tbsp Lemon juice, 4 tbsp Fresh cilantro, ½ tsp Salt, ¼ tsp Black pepper

Stuffed capsicum

  • Slit – wash and dry each capsicum (bell pepper) make a slit on one side and gently open it using two fingers. Use a spoon to scoop out as much seeds as you can.
    12 small Capsicum
  • Stuff – Using a spoon stuff each capsicum with the cooled ground beef mixture. Set aside.
    Pro tip – Make sure to divide the mixture equally between all the peppers.
  • Shallow fry – In a skillet add the oil and place the stuffed capsicum. Add 1/2 cup water and simmer on low for 10 minutes turning them over once in between.
    Pro tip – the heat needs to be low to medium so they get a slight color but do not burn.
    2 tbsp Cooking oil, ½ cup Water

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Nutrition Information
Calories: 123kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 130mg | Potassium: 290mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 2653IU | Vitamin C: 99mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg

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