When I was a kid, I didn’t like bell peppers. But mum’s stuffed bell peppers made me change my mind about this vegetable.

Ingredients

(4 servings)

  • 8 bell peppers
  • 1/2 tablespoon of starch
Japanese bell peppers

[Filling]

  • 150 g of minced pork
  • 150 g of minced beef
  • 1/2 of onion (chopped)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon of starch
  • 1 teaspoon of white wine
  • 1 teaspoon of soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of sesame oil (if any, otherwise olive oil)
  • 1 teaspoon of fresh ginger juice
[Sauce]
  • 1 1/3 cups of water
  • 3 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of Sake (if any, otherwise wine)

Instructions

  1. Put minced meat, egg, starch, wine, soy sauce, sesame oil, and fresh ginger juice into a bowl. Mix them until they become sticky.
  2. Add chopped onions to the bowl and mix them.

  3. Cut bell peppers lengthwise in half. Shift starch inside.

  4. Stuff the filling into the bell pepper.

  5. Drip a little oil into a frying pan. Heat the oil and place the stuffed bell peppers, stuffed side down. Turn the heat down to low heat.

  6. Cover with a lid and steam the stuffed bell peppers for 7~8 minutes until they are cooked.
  7. When the stuffed bell peppers are cooked, wipe off excess oil from the frying pan. Add all ingredients for sauce and simmer over medium-high heat to boil the sauce down. And now, the stuffed bell peppers are ready! いただきます!

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