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    Croatian Stuffed Green Peppers (“punjena Paprika”)

    Croatian Stuffed Green Peppers (“punjena Paprika”). Photo by nitko

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    1 hrs 50 mins

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    1 hrs 20 mins

    nitko's Note:

    This is in fact Turkish heritage in Croatian gastronomy. We use mixed pork and beef meat. This is the recipe I use and the difference is that I roast peppers before putting them into sauce.

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    Serves: 6



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    For sauce


    1. 1
      Wash green peppers and cut the stem part to open a hole and to remove seeds part.
    2. 2
      Sauté finely minced onion on lard. When transparent remove from heat and add grounded beef and pork.
    3. 3
      Cook rice until half done and add into meat. Also add 1 whole egg, salt and pepper. Mix well into a compact stuffing.
    4. 4
      Stuff each green pepper with stuffing until full (Surplus of stuffing use as meat balls to cook with peppers).
    5. 5
      In a pot melt lard and sauté flour until brownish. Add tomato strained juice, salt and sugar. Add water if needed.
    6. 6
      Roast each green pepper in a frying pan on some oil making sure they don’t over burn. Put each peppers into a sauce and cook 60 minutes. At the end you can add sour cream.

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    Nutritional Facts for Croatian Stuffed Green Peppers (“punjena Paprika”)

    Serving Size: 1 (448 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 418.8
    Calories from Fat 167
    Total Fat 18.6 g
    Saturated Fat 6.9 g
    Cholesterol 106.3 mg
    Sodium 292.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 36.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 5.0 g
    Sugars 12.4 g
    Protein 26.9 g

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