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Gorjana’s Serbian Bell Peppers Recipe

Now’s the time to experiment in the kitchen. We suggest

giving Gorjana’s favorite dish a try.

Serbian Stuffed Peppers

Prep Time: 15 Mins.  Cook Time: 45 Mins.  Total Time: 1 Hour  Serves 4

  • 1 lb ground beef 
  • 4 large red bell peppers 
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped 
  • 2 small tomatoes 
  • ½ cup basmati rice 
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Vegetable Seasoning 
  • ½ tbsp paprika
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1½ cups water

  • Saute pan 
  • Knife 
  • Cutting board 
  • Mixing spoon 
  • Dutch oven (or saucepan) 
  • Measuring cup

Serbian Bell Pepper Recipe Ingredients


1. Over medium heat, add olive oil, onion, ground beef, Vegetables, paprika, salt & pepper to saute pan. Stir frequently & cook until meat is crumbly. 

2. Add rice into same saute pan. Mix together & let simmer for 5 minutes. 

3. Cut the tops off of the bell peppers (cut a circle around the stem). Remove anything from the inside, including seeds. 

4. Spoon an equal amount of meat mixture into each hollowed pepper. Slice the tomatoes in half & place the halved tomato on top of each pepper. 

5. Place peppers in a medium sized dutch oven (or saucepan) & pour water over the peppers (about 2' of the pot should be filled with water). Cover & cook on medium heat for 45 minutes.

Gorjana recommends serving with a simple cabbage salad & some naan bread.  Enjoy!

Serbian Bell Pepper Recipe Ingredients