Piperki polneti or stuffed peppers, are also very popular dish in Macedonia. Peppers are stuffed with ground meat with rice and spices then baked in the oven.


  • around 15 peppers (less if peppers are big)
  • 500 g mixed minced meat
  • 200 g of rice
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable seasoning (Vegeta)
  • 1 teaspoon dried or fresh parsley
  • 4 cups of water
  • 500 ml tomato sauce
  • 1 tbs flour dissolved in half a cup of cold water
  • oil
  1. First, fry the chopped onion, add meat, salt and spices and cook for ten minutes. Add rice and paprika in the end.
  2. Fill the peppers with the prepared mixture. Use teaspoon for filling. You can close the peppers with pieces of tomato or potato.
  3. Put peppers in a baking treay, add the water so the peppers are more than half covered with water, add the tomato sauce and the dissolved flour and a little oil on top and put them in heated oven to bake on 250 C.
  4. . Leave them to bake until roasted well. Baking time is about 90 minutes and there's no need to flip them over.