Croatian Recipe for Stuffed Bell Pepper with Ground Beef and Rice
- 10 large bell peppers
- 500 g (1 lb 2 oz) ground beef, or mixed meat
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 egg
- 2 Tbsp rice
- 1/2 l (2 cups) tomato sauce
- 4 Tbsp flour
- 4 Tbsp oil
- salt, pepper
Clean out the peppers.
Combine ground beef, onion, garlic, egg, rice, salt and pepper. Stuff the peppers with the mixture.
Make a roux: heat oil in heavy pot. When oil is hot, gradually add flour, stirring constantly. Cook for 2 minutes.
Place stuffed bell peppers in a pot. Pour tomato sauce over the stuffed peppers. Cover and cook on low heat around 1 hour. When peppers are soft and meat is done, add the roux to the tomato sauce. Let boil for few minutes.