Czech Stuffed Green Bell Peppers

Total Time
2hrs 30mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

This recipe is being posted for ZWT II. I was half-raised on Czech food & loved it! I confess I found this on the net some time ago, but didn't document a source. What I copied did contain the name Sylvia Sajna & said "A very delicious stuffed pepper recipe w/a yummy creamy tomato sauce."

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F (175 C). Cut tops off of peppers & remove seeds & membranes from inside. (See Note Below).
  2. In a skillet over med heat, sauté 1 chopped onion till tender.
  3. In a lrg bowl, combine ground beef, sauteed onion, cooked rice & eggs. Season w/parsley, salt & pepper. Mix well & stuff into peppers. Place in a lrg roasting pan.
  4. Heat oil in a lrg saucepan over med heat. Sauté 2 chopped onions till soft & translucent. Stir in tomatoes. Season w/peppercorns, allspice berries, ground allspice, oregano, marjoram, salt & pepper.
  5. Cook over med heat for 15-20 minutes. Pour over peppers in roasting pan. Cover & bake for 1 1/2 hours.
  6. Remove peppers & transfer sauce to a blender (or use hand blender). Pureé sauce till smooth. Pour sauce back into pan & reheat. Whisk in sour cream just before serving.
  7. Note on 8/27: I did not try this recipe b4 I entered it, but I have now. This makes a farily lrg amt of stuffing & it is best to halve the peppers & mound the stuffing equally as pictured. This does not chg the cooking time. The stuffed peppers are very good & the sauce is the "shining star" -- so use it generously. Enjoy!


Most Helpful

Loved them! Very close to what I grew up with :) Thanks for sharing and bringing back childhood memories!<br/>Made for For Your Consideration Game

Mia in Germany January 12, 2015

yummy i remember how much i hated this when i was a kid. But now i LOVED it :-)Delicious

Dita 22 November 27, 2007

I love the stuffing in these peppers, they have a very good flavor. I did cook the ground beef in the skillet with the onions because that way the beef is well done and does not clump together after being stuffed in the peppers. I also cooked the peppers in some boiling water for about 10 minutes just to soften them up a bit before baking. I am sorry to say, however, we did not care for the cream sauce. I think we just prefer a thinner sauce on our stuffed peppers. I did love the flavor of the sauce before I added the sour cream so I think I will just omit the sour cream next time and use crush tomatoes. It is still a very good stuffed pepper recipe and those who like a thick sauce will like this. Thanks for posting!

Lainey6605 December 05, 2006

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