meat and rice stuffed peppers

Easy Meat & Rice Stuffed Peppers


This super easy recipe for stuffed peppers is bound to become a family favorite! My family has been making this dish for decades and it never gets old. It’s one of those warming, comfort food recipes that you just keep coming back to, especially during the cold winter months! It’s also a very special recipe, with roots going back to Eastern Europe and Russia. This dish calls for loads of fresh dill, which is the quintessential Slavic seasoning for any savory dish!

Watch my video recipe for step-by-step instructions!

For my stuffed peppers recipe, I always use sweet, red bell peppers. I love the sweet flavor of red peppers but any color or variety of pepper will work. You can even use this recipe with mini bell peppers! For my video recipe, I used ground beef, 85% lean. I love using this higher fat content meat because the fat adds even more flavor. This recipe will work with just about any type of meat – chicken, turkey, pork or even lamb. Whichever meat you chose to go with, the filling will always come out juicy because of the baking method I use to cook these peppers.

There’s a certain way that I always serve these – with a generous dollop of sour cream on top, with a side of small pickles, marinated tomatoes and toasted bread. If you want to experience traditional Eastern European cuisine, enjoy it this way! This recipe makes approximately 6 to 7 stuffed peppers. If you’re making this dish for just two, like in my case, just refrigerate the leftovers and reheat in a frying pan the next day!


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Looking for more delicious recipes just like this one? Try my stewed beef and potatoes dish next! It’s one of my personal favorites!Β

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My favorite frying pan ever! This Mauviel 1830 copper frying pan is simply amazing!
I love to use these glass mixing bowls for prepping ingredients and mixing.
If you want to spoil yourself, this Cu Artigiana copper panΒ is a beautiful!
This cast iron covered braiser is also a great option.


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