Stuffed Peppers


Stuffed Peppers are another traditional meal for Bulgaria. They are really tasty with plain yoghurt.

Photo from Tandem.bg

8 green and red peppers, cored and seeded
300 g mince (60 % pork and 40% beef)
200 g rice
2 onions, chopped
2 carrots, peeled and chopped
Virgin soil
½ tbs paprika
½ cup tomato sauce
4 tbs parsley, finely chopped
4 tbs olive or vegetable oil
1 tbs savory
Salt and pepper, to taste
Heat the oil in a pan and start frying the onion, the virgin soil and the carrot for about 10 minutes. Add the rice and the mince and stir well. After 5 more minutes season with salt and pepper, savory and paprika. Add the tomato sauce and half cup of water and cook until the water is absorbed. Stuff each pepper with the mixture, using a spoon. Arrange the peppers in a deep oven dish, and top up with hot water to half fill the dish. Cook for about 40 minutes in a preheated oven 360ºF (180ºC)