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Stuffed Peppers...or "Ardei Umpluti"

Stuffed peppers are easy to make and delicious. Perfect for lunch, or for a great family dinner, stuffed peppers can be served by themselves or with mashed potatoes or vegetables.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time2 hrs 45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: romanian
Keyword: pork, rice, romanian cousine
Servings: 10 serves


  • 500 g ground pork
  • 10 peppers depends on the size of the peppers

  • 1 cup rice
  • 2 onion chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tbsp tomato pasta
  • parsley chopped
  • dill chopped
  • salt and peppers to taste
  • 1/2 cup sour cream


  • Preheat the oven to 190⁰ C.

  • Prepare the peppers by cutting off the tops of the peppers. Remove and discard any seeds and membranes from the insides of the peppers and wash thoroughly.

  • Mix the ground meat with rice, eggs, onions, parsley, dill, salt and pepper until everything is well incorporated. Stuff each pepper really well and arrange them in a big pot standing up
    if is possible.

  • Mix the tomato paste with a couple of cups of water and sour cream and pour over the peppers. Add more water if needed, it should cover the peppers.

  • Cover the pot with a lid or aluminum foil. The peppers are ready when you insert a fork in a pepper and it goes easy through the skin of the pepper and meat, and the rice is cooked.


You can serve these hot with sour cream on top and chillies peppers.