Croatian Stuffed Peppers (Punjene Paprika)

Servings: 4-6
Active time: 30min
Total time: 2hours

6-8 red peppers (not the pointy type!)
400g beef or pork mince
1 cup of rice
2 carrots
2 onions
4 sprigs parsley
2 tsp salt
½ cup of olive oil
2-3 potatoes
2 tbsp plain flour
1 tsp sweet paprika
1 tsp vegetable or dehydrated green herb stock
1 can chopped tomato or 250ml home-made sauce


1. Fry chopped onions and grated carrots in olive oil at medium to high temperature. Stir constantly.

2. After 2-3 minutes add mince and salt and continue to fry it for another 4-5 minutes.

3. Take it off heat and add rice, plain flour, sweet paprika and dehydrated vegetable or green herb stock. Stir the mixture.

4. Spoon mixture into the peppers, filling them 3/4 of the way.

5. Place peppers in a casserole and intersperse the potatoes between peppers.

6. Pour water until peppers are covered and add tomato sauce, canned or home-made. 

7. Simmer on low for 1 1/2 hours.

8. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve hot.