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The Best Stuffed Peppers


My husband served a two year mission in Hungary and one thing he always talks about is how delicious their food is. I have always tried to get him to make me their food (or let me make it for him) but he is always hesitant because he says we don't have the same ingredients... it's just not the same... yada yada. Well my friends, on Sunday he caved and made me stuffed peppers again and OH. MY. GOODNESS. They were delicious. I've honestly never had anything quite like them.

-about 10 medium sized sweet peppers (*note, bell peppers will not work. They are too big and too thick. They don't cook right and the proportions are wrong. The peppers I used were from Costco and the bag said "vine sweet mini peppers" you basically just want peppers that are longer rather than fatter. Bryce says the peppers they use in Hungary are called Hungarian yellow wax peppers, but we have never found them in the U.S.)
- 1 lb. ground beef or 1/2 lb. ground beef + 1/2 lb. ground pork
-1 small onion
-1 clove garlic, diced
-1/2 cup uncooked, rinsed, rice
-1 egg
-salt and pepper
-1 tsp. paprika or italian seasoning (*note, if you don't have good paprika or don't like the paprika taste use italian seasoning. In Hungary they would always use paprika. We have made them both ways and I think both are delicious.)
-24 oz of tomato sauce or a really simple marinara sauce.
-approximately a cup of water
-2 tbs. sugar
Wash your peppers. Cut the tops off and cut out the seeds. Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl and stuff into hollowed out peppers. For the sauce, mix all your sauce ingredients together and pour over...
See the full directions on my site


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