Felfel Bil Roz – Egyptian Stuffed Peppers

Felfel Bil Roz - Egyptian Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed vegetables are known from throughout the Balkans and most other places in the Middle East. Here’s the Egyptian version.

4 pepper fruits
1 tablespoon oil
1 chopped onion
300 g [10,5 oz] minced beef
100 g [3,5 oz] cooked rice
3 dl [0,6 pt] broth
2 tablespoons tomato paste
lemon juice
1 1/2 dl [0,3 pt] sour cream


[1] Cut a lid of the pepper fruits. Clean them carefully for all seeds and membranes.

[2] Fry chopped onion and minced meat in oil. Mix in the cooked rice and season to taste.

[3] Fill the pepper fruits with the farce. Place them side by side in ovenproof mould.

[4] Mix the broth and tomato puree and pour it into the dish. Bake the stuffed pepper fruits at 175° C / 345° F for about 20 min.

[5] Pour the sour cream into the broth/tomato puree mix and let dish stay another 5min. in the oven.

[6] The sauce can be thickened with a little cornstarch if you prefer it thicker.

[7] Server the stuffed pepper fruits straight from the oven.