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Baked Stuffed Peppers Recipe

  • Author: Balkan Lunch Box
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 60 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 mins
  • Yield: 5 1x
  • Category: Main Course


  • 34 tomatoes
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 yellow onions
  • 810 ounces ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup rice
  • 89 smaller bell peppers
  • 3.5 ounces tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons parsley
  • Oil


  1. Peel tomatoes, and mince together with one garlic clove and one onion. Place in a baking pan (or glass bakeware), pour 3.5 in ounces of oil, stir. Place in the oven, and turn up to 440F.
  2. Mince the remaining garlic and onion and heat up in a pot with a little bit of oil. Add ground meat, and simmer until meat is halfway done. Add seasonings, stir and remove from heat.
  3. Add rice in a smaller pot, and one cup of water. Cook on medium heat until rice is halfway done.
  4. Combine rice and meat and stir well.
  5. Cut tops of peppers, and deseed and wash them. Stuff them with the filling and place in the baking pan. 
Separately, mix 2 cups of water, tomato sauce, salt and sugar. Pour over the peppers, add parsley, and place back in the oven.
  6. Bake about 1 hour, frequently turning the baking pan, and the peppers inside around.


Music for the video was kindly provided by Croatian band Dječaci (

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