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Stuffed Bell Peppers

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Another family favorite. This is a great dish; Peppers stuffed with ground beef, rice, vegetables and baked in a seasoned tomato-cream sauce.
My grandma and mom have been making these since I was a little girl. Here is the recipe with my own little twist to it.

Serves (8-10)

Ingredients:
10 large bell peppers (any color-red, green, yellow)
2 lbs. ground beef
2 cups rice, uncooked
4 cups water or chicken broth
1 medium yellow onion-finely minced
1 cup grated carrots
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tbsp. tomato paste
1 tsp. ground black pepper
1 tsp. sweet paprika
1 tsp. ground cumin
Salt to taste
1 bay leaf
3 Tbsp. olive oil
 
1/2 cup tomato sauce
1/2 cup Sour Cream
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
Italian Parsley and sour cream for garnish
 
Direction:
Rinse peppers and cut stem and top off, removing the seeds from the inside.
In a large pot heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onions, carrots, and garlic and sauté until softened, but not browned, 2-3 minutes. Add ground meat and mix well; Sauté for additional 3-5 minutes. Add uncooked rice, tomato paste, bay leaf, salt, black pepper, paprika, and cumin mix well. Pour water and bring to a boil and then quickly lower to a gentle simmer. Stir occasionally for about 7-8 minutes. Remove from the heat and leave untouched for 5 to 10 minutes.  Transfer mixture in to a big bowl, mix well and let it cool.
When cool enough to handle, fill peppers with rice mixture, mounding top slightly, and place uncut side down in a large deep baking pan. (Can be made up to 1 day ahead to this point.)
In the separate bowl mix tomato sauce, chicken broth and sour cream; pour the liquid mixture into the bottom of the pan with stuffed peppers.
Cover with foil and bake at 375 degrees for 90 minutes. Half-way through baking (at 45 minutes) remove the foil, spoon the sauce from the baking dish over the peppers. When they are ready, place peppers on a serving platter, spoon sauce on top from the baking pan, sprinkle with fresh dill and serve.
 
Enjoy!!!
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Stuffed Bell Peppers

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 45 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours

Yield: 8-10

Stuffed Bell Peppers

Ingredients

  • 10 large bell peppers (any color-red, green, yellow)
  • 2 lbs. ground beef
  • 2 cups rice, uncooked
  • 4 cups water or chicken broth
  • 1 medium yellow onion-finely minced
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. sweet paprika
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup Sour Cream
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • Italian Parsley and sour cream for garnish

Instructions

  1. Rinse peppers and cut stem and top off, removing the seeds from the inside.
  2. In a large pot heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onions, carrots, and garlic and sauté until softened, but not browned, 2-3 minutes. Add ground meat and mix well; Sauté for additional 3-5 minutes. Add uncooked rice, tomato paste, bay leaf, salt, black pepper, paprika, and cumin mix well. Pour water and bring to a boil and then quickly lower to a gentle simmer. Stir occasionally for about 7-8 minutes. Remove from the heat and leave untouched for 5 to 10 minutes. Transfer mixture in to a big bowl, mix well and let it cool.
  3. When cool enough to handle, fill peppers with rice mixture, mounding top slightly, and place uncut side down in a large deep baking pan. (Can be made up to 1 day ahead to this point.)
  4. In the separate bowl mix tomato sauce, chicken broth and sour cream; pour the liquid mixture into the bottom of the pan with stuffed peppers.
  5. Cover with foil and bake at 375 degrees for 90 minutes. Half-way through baking (at 45 minutes) remove the foil, spoon the sauce from the baking dish over the peppers. When they are ready, place peppers on a serving platter, spoon sauce on top from the baking pan, sprinkle with fresh dill and serve.
  6. Enjoy!!!
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  • Christine's Pantry 10/30/2011, 7:03 AM

    This sounds good.

  • healthyfoodietravels 10/30/2011, 1:32 PM

    I love stuffing peppers, such a nice, homey way of enjoying them 🙂 Looks like a great recipe!

  • Inessa 10/31/2011, 1:22 AM

    Thank you Chrisine. One of our favts.

  • Curry and Comfort 10/31/2011, 1:34 AM

    I can see why this is a family favorite! It looks absolutely wonderful!!

  • Inessa 10/31/2011, 5:35 AM

    Healthyfoodietravels- Thank you, it is a great recipe, give it a try.
    Curry and Comfort- Thank you. My kids get so happy when we prepare this dish.

  • Jen at The Three Little Piglets 11/03/2011, 1:57 AM

    I haven’t had a stuffed pepper in SO long, but it sounds so good right about now!

  • Inessa 11/03/2011, 11:28 PM

    They are perfect especialy for this time of year. Give them a try I am sure you will love them. 🙂

  • Helene Dsouza 11/04/2011, 3:52 PM

    Hi Inessa. I love filled capsicum and I d love to try your recipe.

  • Denise 12/11/2011, 6:19 AM

    Stuffed peppers is one of my childhood favorites that I still make today. The sauce I use is more sweet and sour tomato. I have never tried sour cream and marinara but it sounds delish. Thanks for sharing.
    And thank you for being my 50th follower on my blog. whoo-hoo 🙂

  • KMS 12/15/2011, 8:56 PM

    Thsi is one of my favorite dishes, it’s delicious. Similar recipes are stuffed zucchini and stuffed eggplant, they are also great middle eastern dishes.

  • Anonymous 03/10/2012, 9:22 PM

    Innesa, hi:) I found your blog on Olga’s flavor factory and really enjoy the recepies… Thank you for helping us feed our families, I always look for something new and delicious. I have a question, when do you add 2 cups of rice? or it is already cooked?
    Thank you…

    • Inessa 03/12/2012, 6:14 AM

      Hi, thank you so much, you so sweet. I am glad you like it.
      Thanks for pointing that out, my bad i missed it. I add uncooked rice before adding the water. I fixed that on the recipe.
      Thank you. 🙂
      P.S. What was your name?

    • Tatyana V. 03/15/2012, 1:35 AM

      Thank you Inessa for replying 🙂 My name is Tatyana V from NY. I love your blog… God bless you and your family.

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  • Tina 06/29/2017, 4:29 PM

    These are the best stuffed peppers! Thank you for posting an easy to follow and delicious recipe Inessa!

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