This is the best stuffed pepper recipe if you are trying to introduce a meat eater to the Mediterranean Diet. There is a common misperception that the Mediterranean Diet doesn’t have any meat, especially red meat. Beef is eaten in many countries around the Mediterranean, but there are two big differences between typical consumption in these countries and how it is eaten here in America. First, meat in the Mediterranean is very rarely eaten as steaks, burgers, ribs, or roasts, but instead as a part of stews, soups, and casseroles. This means that instead of eating a pound or more of meat in a sitting, the typical person will only eat a few ounces. They still get the taste of meat, but also get plenty of vegetables, fresh herbs, and, of course, olive oil. The other big difference is that meat in the Mediterranean traditionally comes from grass fed, free roaming animals. Grass and herbs is what animals are meant to eat and they are healthier. Grass-fed animals have higher amounts of healthy fats such as omega-3’s and antioxidants and less antibiotics and medicines that are used to treat grain-fed animals.