Spanish Stuffed Peppers with Farro and Salsa Verde

Spanish Stuffed Peppers with Farro & Salsa Verde

These delicious grilled bell peppers are stuffed with a filling of ground beef and farro are seasoned with Spanish flavours, then drizzled with a fresh parsley salsa verde.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 410 kcal
Author Colleen


Stuffed Peppers

  • 4 bell peppers cut length wise,cored and seeded.
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 2 tomatoes diced
  • 1 cup cooked farro*
  • salt and pepper to taste

Salsa Verde

  • 1 cup fresh Italian flat leaf parsley
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp kosher or sea salt
US Customary - Metric


  1. Heat grill to medium high and brush or spray with oil.
  2. Put peppers, cut side down on grill and cook until cut side is just starting to char.
  3. Remove from grill and place in a cast iron or other grill proof skillet, cut side up and set aside.  
  4. In a skillet, heat olive oil on medium and cook onion and garlic until softened.
  5. Add paprika and cayenne, and cook, stirring until fragrant.
  6. Add ground beef and cook, breaking up with a spoon until no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in farro, tomato, salt and pepper.
  7. Spoon filling into the cut peppers, pushing with a spoon to fill each pepper, with a mound on top. Return filled peppers to the grill. Place on indirect heat and close the lid.
  8. Put parsley, vinegar, garlic, olive oil and salt in a blender or food processor (I used my magic bullet) and process until you have a bright green sauce.
  9. Remove peppers from the grill and serve with salsa verde.

Recipe Notes

You can soften the peppers in the oven instead of using a grill.

Nutrition Facts
Spanish Stuffed Peppers with Farro & Salsa Verde
Amount Per Serving (2 g)
Calories 410 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 70mg23%
Sodium 89mg4%
Potassium 963mg28%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 6g24%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 6335IU127%
Vitamin C 164mg199%
Calcium 49mg5%
Iron 4.8mg27%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.