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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Stuffed Red Bell Peppers

Red peppers are stuffed with a mixture of ground beef and rice then cooked in tomato sauce. Old family recipe for classic comfort food. My mom made it often, we enjoyed it a lot growing up. Now its my family's favorite.

10 bell peppers
2.5 lbs ground meat (I used beef and pork mixture)
2 cups half cooked rice
1 huge onion
6 carrots
2 tbs sour cream
1 can tomato sauce
Salt, pepper, ground coriander, bay leaf, parsley flakes, dill, (vegeta optional)

Cook rice for 10 min. Prepare peppers.Wash first then cut inside of the top of each pepper and clean out the seeds  inside.

Chop onion into small pieces add to oiled skillet.
Peel carrots and shred, add to onion. Saute until golden brown.
Take 3/4 of onion mix add to meat. To the rest add tomato sauce. This is for the the pepper sauce.
Mix meat, rice, sour cream, 3/4 of onion carrots, coriander,salt, ground pepper and 1.5 cups water. Mix well. Start stuffing peppers. Fill each pepper full of meat  press in with the spoon .
Arrange peppers tight in the pot.  Put the tomato sauce with onion on the top of the peppers. Add water to cover all peppers.
Add bay leaf and salt, parsley flakes. Boil covered on med low for 1 hour. Add dill when you turn it off.
With left overs i added water and minced bell peppers, parsley flakes, dill. Boiled for 20 min. 
Kids love it with sour cream.


  1. Yum!!! Les, it looks realy good... One of my favorite dishes. Beautiful pictures :)

    1. *** Lea... My phone is trying to be smarter than me.. hehe

  2. My favorite dish. Love it. So good and so healthy. Thank u Lea. Linnik

  3. Just found your this dish. Great photos and recipes on your Blog...just like Baba use to make.

  4. yum, this looks wonderful!! I need some of this in my life asap :)

  5. I made this a couple hours ago for dinner and EVRYONE loved them :) thank's for the recipe.

  6. Looks awsome I'm going to make it right now my husband is so excited he loves these!

  7. Spasiba, this is the one I have been looking for :) Now bookmarked and will for sure check out the other dishes also :)

    1. (¯`*•.¸(¯`´•...You welcome, Enjoy...•´´¯)¸.•´´¯)


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