Croatian stuffed peppers

Ingredients

500 g ground beef
1 egg
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
½ tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
½ tsp ground red paprika
80-100g parboiled rice (long grain rice)
1-2 tbs home-made breadcrumbs (if needed)
6-8 bell peppers, medium sized, tops cut off and seeds taken out
Tomato sauce:
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tbs olive oil
500ml tomato puree
300-500ml of water
½ tsp Vegeta or similar seasoning
Parsley leaves, chopped
½ tsp dried basil

Preparation

1
Combine all ingredients (except bell peppers) with hands until everything is evenly incorporated (not too loose or too firm).
2
Stuff the prepared peppers ½ - 1 cm below the top (in cooking, the stuffing will 'raise'). If there is some leftover mixture, make medium-sized meatballs that can be cooked together with the stuffed peppers.
3
For the tomato sauce briefly sauté garlic in olive oil in a large, deep pot. Add all the other ingredients, stir. If necessary, add more water (depending on desired consistency of the sauce).
4
Place the stuffed peppers (and meatballs) in a pot, top openings up.
5
Bring the sauce to the boil, then reduce the flame and simmer, covered, for about 45 minutes or until meat and rice are completely tender.
6
Serve with the sauce and mashed potatoes.

 



About

Traditional dish from Croatia eaten in summer and fall.

Yield:

4 servings

Added:

October 2, 2013

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