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Beef and rice stuffed bell peppers

Easy, 1 hour and 10 minutes

Beef and rice stuffed bell peppers

Level: Easy

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 50 minutes

Yields: 6 people

Country: Turkey


Recipe submitted by Siren Sezer on behalf of the Turkish Society of Nephrology


About this recipe

It is cooked in nearly every home. It is very nutritious thanks to its meat and vegetable ingredients. In the eastern part of Turkey the meat ingredients make up a greater proportion of the dish and in the western part, there is a greater quantity of rice and olive oil. In some regions, people prepare this dish with bulghur instead of rice.


  • Green bell peppers: 12 small sized (650 grams)
  • Rice: 2/5 cups (75 grams)
  • Onions: 2 medium sized (120 grams)
  • Parsley: 1/2 bunch (30 grams)
  • Dill: 1/2 bunch (20 grams)
  • Tomatoes: 2 medium sized (220 grams)
  • Ground beef (medium fat) 1 3/4 cups (300 grams)
  • Tomato paste: 1 tablespoon (10 grams)
  • Water: 1 1/2 cups (300 millilitres)
  • Oil: 1 tablespoon (10 grams)
  • Peppermint: 1 tablespoon (1.3 grams)
  • Black pepper: 1/2 dessertspoon (1 gram)

Calories per serving

126 kcal


mg 126


mg 7


  1. Wash all the vegetables.
  2. Remove the stems of the bell peppers by pushing the stems inwards, remove the seeds and pierce in several places.
  3. Rinse and sieve/filter the rice.
  4. Peel, wash and finely chop the chop onions.
  5. Slice one of the tomatoes to the thickness of a 1/2 cm2.
  6. Mix the rice, onions, parsley, dill, sliced tomatoes, ground beef, tomato paste, ¼ cup of water, oil, salt, peppermint and black pepper well.
  7. Fill the bell peppers with this mixture.
  8. Close the top of the bell peppers with tomato, and put all the bell peppers into the saucepan.
  9. Add the remaining water to the hot saucepan, and close the lid.
  10. Cook for 50 minutes until the rice softens.

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