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Stuffed Peppers 


This recipe is suitable for a special occasion dinner, as well as for a regular family dinner. It is also a friendly kid recipe in my experience, although my kids peel off the peppers and eat only the filling. Enjoy! 


 Romanian stuffed peppers


Stuffed Peppers recipe

Cooking time: about 1 hour (preparation: 20 minutes, cooking:40-50 minutes)

 Makes: 6 servings


  • 1.5 pounds ground meat (combine lean beef and pork) 
  • 3 tablespoons rice 
  • 2 onions 
  • 1-2 bread slices, soaked in water 
  • 6-8 medium red or orange peppers 
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped dill 
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cups water
  • salt 
  • ground black pepper 
  • 3-4  tablespoons tomato paste 
  • Sour cream


  1. Mix the ground meat with one finely chopped onion, the soaked bread, the finely chopped dill, rice, salt and ground black pepper. To obtain a more tender meat filling, add 2-3 tablespoons of water in the mixture.
  2. Wash the peppers.
  3. Cut the top and remove the seeds of each pepper.
  4. Fill each pepper with the ground meat mixture. Form meat balls from the leftover mixture.
  5.  Make a sauce in a large pot bringing to a boil water with one finely chopped onion, 2 tablespoons of olive oil and tomato paste.
  6. Add the stuffed peppers and the meat balls and simmer the sauce (which should cover the stuffed peppers to the top) for 30-40 minutes.
  7. Serve with sour cream on top.


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