Stuffed Green Pepper Recipe

Making Turkish Stuffed Pepper Recipe on the stove

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Bell peppers stuffed with rice and with or without ground beef makes the easiest weeknight dinner when prepared and frozen beforehand.



Vegetarian Version:


  1. In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients except bell peppers and water.
  2. Halve the bell peppers lengthwise and remove seeds. Alternatively, cut the tops of peppers, discard the seeds. Don’t throw away the tops so that you can put them back on the peppers after they are stuffed.
  3. Spoon the filling mixture into the bell peppers and place them in a large shallow pan.
  4. If there is little filling left, place it around the peppers. If there is still a lot, you can freeze it for a later use.
  5. Pour ½ cup water into the pot, cover with the lid and cook for 5 minutes over medium low heat. Pour the rest of the water and cook over the lowest heat for about 30min. or until the rice is cooked.
  6. Optionally, drizzle extra olive oil over peppers after they are cooked and serve with lemon wedges on the side.


If you cook the filling mixture, the duration of cooking the dish gets shorter. But you don’t have to cook the mixture in advance, you can just mix all ingredients as raw.

The nutrition facts are given only for the first list of ingredients, not for the vegetarian version.

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