Vegan: Juicy ‘Beef-Filled’ Peppers

A mouthwatering recipe of a beef-filled stuffed peppers from the book Mighty Spice has been tempting me for quite a while now. However, wanted to try it with Soya Protein Mince instead. I often use soya mince as a substitute for minced beef. I’d like to encourage you to try it too, and here’s why:

  1. It’s better for you ( No fat )
  2. It’s better for the cows !
  3. It doesn’t have those off-putting gristle-y bits
  4. It’s easier to cook
  5. It’s quicker to cook
  6. Tastes the same!
  7. You’ll feel lighter after eating this than beef

Soya protein mince

Soya protein mince

Soaked soya mince protein

Soaked soya mince protein


( Serves 4)

  • 100g soya mince protein ( soaked in 300ml room temperature water, until plumped, 10 mins)
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp chilli ( flakes or chopped )
  • 25g  roughly chopped almonds ( or almond flakes)
  • 4 tomatoes finely chopped
  • 1 handful of coriander finely chopped
  • 2 red peppers, halved lengthways and deseeded
  • Salt & pepper
  • Olive oil

( Optional ) : SAUCE -Not vegan

  • 50g pecan nuts
  • 150 ml soured cream


  1. Preheat the oven to 190C/ 375F/ Gas 5. Heat the oil in a large frying pan, over a medium heat, then add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally for 3-4 mins. Add the garlic and cook for another 3-4 mins. 
  2. Add the soaked soya mince, cumin powder, cloves powder, chilli, almonds, tomatoes. Add a touch of water and oil if needed. Cook for 8-10 mins. Until the tomatoes are softened. The sauce should be thick and no excess juice/water in the pan. Throw in the chopped coriander and mix well.
  3. Spoon the cooked mixture into the pepper halves, drizzle with a little olive oil and bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 mins, or until peppers are soft and started to turn golden brown.

For the sauce :

  1. Blend the pecans , soured cream and a splash of water , until completely smooth.

Thanks for looking and come back soon! Nargess 🙂

If you liked this post, you might also enjoy Lebanese Pizza from the same author. Lebanese pizza

This entry was published on May 17, 2013 at 9:34 pm. It’s filed under All the Recipes jumbled up!, DETOX / RAW VEGAN / VEGAN, VEGETARIAN and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

13 thoughts on “Vegan: Juicy ‘Beef-Filled’ Peppers

  1. I love stuffed peppers and the soy mince sounds like the perfect sub for beef. Your photo’s are amazing!

    • Really? You think the photos are good? Excellent! I must be getting the knack of this DSLR cameras then 😉 . I have made this food twice and have photographed it twice. Just couldn’t get a good shot of it.

      • I think the photo’s are great. I am still waiting for the memory card I ordered to arrive so I can use my new camera. Can’t wait. I really see the difference from the previous photo’s in your post.

        • Ah that must be exciting Suzzane! Really interested to find out how you get on with your new camera. I am still looking and searching for the right one. ( Tiring! )

          • Well I am easing my way into the world of the real camera. I bought a used Canon Rebel EOS 400D with 18-55 lens, I bought it from another food blogger who upgraded. I leaned toward Nikon but wanted to see how I did with photography before I spend the big bucks. I haven’t used it yet, ordered the memory card and haven’t received yet, Once I get the card I will do a post with photo’s using my camera you will have to tell me what you think.

  2. yes. agree with suzanne! your photos look great. love the close up. it is very clear and really gives a good representation of texture and color. the recipe sounds great too! 🙂

  3. Your dolmehs look exquisite! I had never seen ‘soya protein mince’ before. You gave me 7 good reason to try it! I like to make dolmeh’e bademjan in the summer when good eggplants are in the market… but with beef. 😀 )))

    • Dolmeh bademjan is the best Fae! I think aubergine, when cooked the right way, is one of the tastiest things ever. Poor man’s caviar indeed. Looking forward to your post 🙂

  4. Good reaction Ada! 🙂

  5. That first photo is making me want to pop some of these in the oven already! Tomatoes turn so silky soft and sweet when they’re roasted…thanks for the inspiration!

    • That’s kind of a reaction I hope for . Glad you liked it Irina. By the way . .. it could be just me being silly but I can’t find a “follow” button on your blog. Am I confused?

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