12 green peppers; 300 gr. ground meat (pork and/or beef); 1 cup rice, rinsed; 2 medium onions, chopped; 3 medium tomatoes, chopped; 1 tbsp. dried summer savory; 1 tbsp. salt; 1 tsp. ground black pepper, 2 cups water; 3 tbsp. sunflower oil, 1 tbsp. chopped parsley.
Wash and seed the peppers. Heat the oil in a large pan and saute the onion for 4 minutes.Add the rice and chopped tomatoes and saute for 4 minutes more. Add the ground meat and mix well. Add the water and the rest of the ingredients and cook the stuffing over medium heat for about 6-7 minutes. Stuff the peppers and arrange them in a baking dish. Pour 1/2 cup of water in the dish and bake the stuffed peppers in a preheated oven at 425 F for about 20-25 minutes. In Bulgaria, the stuffed peppers are usually served with yogurt on the side.
About the author: George Krumov is a Red Seal certified chef with many years of culinary experience working around the world in Europe, the Middle East, the cruise line industry and North America. In the last two decades he has headed the kitchens of several restaurants in Canada, and ran his own restaurant.