Stuffed Peppers (Polneti Piperki)

Piperki polneti or stuffed peppers are also a very popular dish in Macedonia. Peppers are stuffed with ground meat with rice and spices then baked in the oven. 



  • 9 wider peppers
  • 400 g mixed minced meat
  • 200 g of rice
  • 1 teaspoon paprika 
  • 1 onion
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons mixes spices
  • 1 teaspoon dried or fresh parsley 
  • 4 cups of water 
  • oil



  1.  First, cook the chopped onion, add meat, salt and spices and cook for ten minutes. Add rice and paprika in the end. 
  2. Fill the peppers with the prepared mixture. Use a teaspoon for filling. You can close the peppers with pieces of tomato or potato.
  3. Put peppers in a pan, add the water so the peppers are more than half covered with water, add some oil on top and put them in a heated oven to bake on 250 C. 
  4. Add a mixture of some flour and tomato sauce or ketchup between and on peppers for better taste. Leave them to bake until roasted well.



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