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A lovely version of stuffed capsicums, with a Mexican taste and excluding the meat.

Serves: 6

Prep time: 15 mins

Cooking time: 45 mins in oven

 OR   3 hrs in slow cooker on high


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp Mexican Spice Powder
  • 1 cup mushrooms, finely diced
  • 1 cup pumpkin, finely diced
  • 1 large zucchini, finely diced
  • 5 spring onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 x 425 cans kidney beans
  • 1 x 400g can diced tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/4-1/2 cup coriander, finely chopped (garnish)
  • coconut cream with a dash of lemon juice (to serve)
  • 8 capsicums, red and / or green


  • Preset oven to 180°C (350°F). Omit if using slow cooker.
  • Heat olive oil in frying pan and add Mexican Spice Mix. Stir for 1 minute, then add  diced vegetables and garlic.
  • Fry, stirring for 12-15 minutes until browning.
  • Add kidney beans, tomatoes, tomato paste, honey, and coriander and cook 3-5 mins.
  • Core capsicums and remove membranes and seeds.
  • Stand each one in baking dish or slow cooker dish and fill with mixture.
  • If cooking in the oven, drizzle olive oil over them, and bake for 15-20 minutes.
  • If using slow cooker, pour a little water into the base or the pot and bake capsicums for 3 hours on High.
  • Serve with coconut cream mixed with lemon juice and chopped coriander over the top.


Capsicum skins will be firm if oven cooked, and soft if cooked in the slow cooker.


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