For centuries, the foundations of Russian cuisine were often laid by a harsh climate and limited ingredients – giving birth to creativity in the kitchen. True to Russian cuisine, the vibrant flavors and simple ingredients in Russian stuffed peppers come together beautifully to produce an appealing meal that sets this recipe apart from most other stuffed peppers I have tried.
I have made this recipe for my family and dinner guests countless times and it always ends with rave reviews. I love the ease of this one-pot meal. It takes only minutes to prepare the oven does the rest. The stuffed peppers are quite hardy so depending on the size of the bell pepper you choose, half of the pepper may be plenty for some eaters.
One tip I want you to keep in mind is to be careful when you stuff the peppers with the ground beef and turkey. I highly recommend stuffing them lightly to the top of the pepper without pressing the meat down. It is difficult for the center of the meat to cook completely when the pepper is filled too tightly.
You can also cut the peppers in half towards the end of the cooking process to ensure the center is cooked. When serving, lay 1-2 halves of the stuffed pepper on each plate before spooning the sauce on top.
Serve it with a simple salad and you will have a delicious healthy meal the entire family will love!