4 large red and/or green bell peppers/capsicums
1 1/2 tsp olive oil, divided
3-400g extra-lean ground beef
1 cup finely chopped red onion
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp chilli powder
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 can unsalted black or pinto beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup fresh or frozen corn kernels, thawed
2 tbsp organic unsalted tomato paste
2 tsp fresh lime juice
Chopped fresh cilantro leaves for garnish, optional
💛Preheat oven to 200˚C. With a paring knife, carefully trim bottoms of peppers so they stand upright; do not cut through flesh. Slice off tops and remove and discard stems; finely chop tops and set aside.
❤️Carefully insert a paring knife into cavities of peppers and trim away seeds and membranes from insides. Wrap each pepper in foil and arrange upright in an 8-inch square baking dish. Bake until slightly softened, about 20 minutes. Remove from foil and set aside until cooled slightly. Reduce oven heat to 180˚C.
💚Meanwhile, in a medium nonstick pan, heat 1 tsp oil on medium. Add beef and sauté, breaking up with a wooden spoon, until cooked through, about 8 minutes. Remove beef from pan, cover and set aside; keep pan on medium heat.
💛To pan, add reserved chopped pepper tops, onion, cumin, coriander, salt and chilli powder. Sauté, stirring often, until softened, about 4 minutes. Add garlic and sauté for 1 more minute. Stir in beans, corn, tomato paste, lime juice and beef. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook, stirring, for 5 to 6 more minutes.
❤️Brush bottom of 8-inch square baking dish with remaining 1/2 tsp oil. Stand peppers cavity side up in dish. Spoon beef mixture into peppers, packing tightly. Cover with foil and bake until peppers are tender and filling is heated through, about 35 minutes.