Do you ever have those to-do’s that ALWAYS stay on your list? I have like thirty. Including “send s0-and-so a wedding gift” and “schedule dentist appointment”. These are things that I REALLY need to do. But I’m happy I finally checked off the “make and post the turmeric balsamic beef over roasted red pepper” recipe. It’s one I’ve been meaning to share for months!
I’ve made this dish over and over again, each time adding a little more of this and a little more of that, which pretty much means I think I’ve got it perfect! Kale was my final ‘ah ha!’ piece, setting a perfect example of being able to add whatever healthy components you want for that extra nutrient boost.
Initially I never intended to post this recipe for the sheer reason that it’s kinda ugly. It’s HARD to make ugly food look great in photos. The struggle is real people. But after so many rave reviews from friends that I’ve shared this dinner with and who’ve made is themselves, I knew I needed to suck it up and cross off another thing on my t0-do list: make the impossible photo possible.
Ok so maybe this isn’t something you’d see and immediately start drooling. Foodporn can be a hard title to obtain. But TRUST me when I tell you the flavor in this dinner is out of this world. Ground turmeric with tangy balsamic infused into ground beef on top of sweet roasted red peppers is an amazing, family-pleasing dish that is low-carb, paleo, and Whole30 compliant.
The best part (aside from the fact that it’s made with ingredients that won’t break that bank)? It’s a 20-minute meal. TWENTY minutes from prep to plated. I can’t get anything on my to-do list accomplished in 20 minutes, yet I can make an entire meal my family will devour.
Soooo whatdoya say? Have I persuaded you to try this turmeric balsamic beef over roasted red peppers? Have I, have I? Add it to your meal plan this week. It’s a simple to-do you’ll be glad you DID and ATE and LICKED THE PLATE afterwards. Then hop on your ‘lil tablet or phone and be sure to follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest!
Time Saver Tip
Combine the dried basil, salt and turmeric into a small bowl. Dice the garlic cloves and chop the kale, then store each in an airtight container in the refrigerator until you are ready to make dinner!Print
Turmeric Balsamic Beef Over Roasted Red Peppers
- Yield: 2-4 servings 1x
- 2–4 large red bell peppers
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 1/2 cups shredded kale
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 1 tablespoon dried basil
- 1 1/12 teaspoons turmeric powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- *Optional: 4 tablespoons pine nuts
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees
- In a large saucepan, brown ground beef over medium/high heat and drain any excess grease. This should take roughly 5 minutes
- Add the shredded kale and minced garlic. Stir well until kale starts to wilt
- Add the balsamic vinegar, dried basil, turmeric powder, salt and mix well
- Once oven is preheated, turn off the temperature and turn the broiler on high. Slice bell peppers in half and place the peppers on greased baking sheet, cut side down
- Broil 10-15 minutes or until the peppers soft and the skin is slightly blackened
- Let cool slightly then gently peel off the skin
- As an option, pour 4 tablespoons of pine nuts on the baking sheet and place into the oven as it’s cooling down, about 5 minutes. Garnish with toasted pine nuts
- Serve beef mixture over roasted red peppers (1/2 pepper per serving)
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine says
I’ve been having a mad craving for stuffed peppers! I used to make this one family favorite recipe back in the day but it was all orzo and cheese….haha…I need to make it gf and vegan now…we’ll see how that goes 😛
Can you eat soy Rebecca? I bet the flavors would work well in tofu!
It looks pretty good! I love that you can make it in 20 minutes – that’s my kind of meal!
ME TOO! Easy meals = happiness. Enjoy Dana!
Kristin Cook says
This is so different from anything I’ve ever cooked before, but I really want to start enjoying a larger variety of food- particularly healthy stuff).
Kristin totally try this!! I’m sure you will be pleased! It’s totally different and tasty. Thanks friend!
YUM! Looks so good!
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Heather @ Polyglot Jot says
this looks great! Thanks for sharing I’ll have to put this on my menu next week 🙂
I hope you do Heather! Enjoy!
Your twist on stuffed peppers sounds GREAT! I love those flavor combinations!
Thanks Blair! Ground beef is so easy to doctor up with great flavor combos!
i really enjoy recipes with red peppers so i think i’ll enjoy trying this out
Gotta love that sweetness of sweet peppers! Thanks Michelle.
This sounds like a wonderful dinner! I love the idea of the turmeric, yum!
Wonderful and so easy. Win win, right?!
rachel @ athletic avocado says
that flavor combo sounds INSANE! Love stuffed peppers 🙂
It totally is! No lie. Thanks Rachel!
Perfect! For lunch that’s it!
YES! Lunch or dinner, this dish would work for both!
I love turmeric and this looks delicious! So healthy and delicious – thanks for the recipe!
Turmeric is such a great spice to incorporate into any dish! Thanks Cassandra!
Oh Yum!! What a great dish!! I love everything about it!! Thanks for sharing…pinned too!
Of course! Thanks for the pin love Elaine!
Shann Eva says
Yum! That sounds really awesome! I’ve been going back and forth over doing the whole30, and this dish may have just convince me. I think I already signed up for your meal plan, but I’m going to do it again, just in case. Thank you!
Awesome Shann! Give it a whirl – and if you DO start Whole30 I hope find it easy to complete with the meal planner!
Oh my gosh this doesn’t look ugly at all! It looks delicious! Reminds me of lamb and pine nuts (kibbeh), actually. I will have to give this one a try for sure!
Well they may appear to be an ugly food, but you did a fantastic job at making them look pretty delicious! Can’t wait to make this one for sure!
Heather Davis says
I love stuffed peppers! I am going to have to try this recipe!
I hope you do Heather! It’s so different than any other pepper recipe I’ve ever had. Which is a nice change of pace sometimes 🙂
This is so different from the foods I usually make but it sounds delicious. Definitely going to try this!
That’s great! I love venturing out and trying new things, hopefully you do too Brittany!
Oh yum, I could totally go for a plate of these right now! Love this post, especially your food-tography 🙂 Have a great day! xo
Thanks so much Jess!
Jess @hellotofit says
Oh MAN this looks good! I love the combination of ground beef, turmeric, and kale! Too bad Ray doesn’t like peppers/stuffed peppers…maybe I can make the filling alongside a different veggie!
You totally could! The ground beef would go great over roasted cauliflower or even just double the kale and eat it as is. Thanks Jess!
Awesome recipe Chrissa. As a Dad tryin’ to keep the kids happy and the wife happier this is a real hit. Love it!
And a good dad/husband you are. Glad you guys liked it!