Cut the tops off 8 green peppers and remove the seeds. Mix a pound of lean minced beef (Hamburger) with a heaping 1/4 cup of rice. Add a clove of garlic chopped, a medium onion chopped and salt and pepper and blend well. Pack this mixture into each pepper to fill 2/3ds and replace the tops. Fit upright in a large saucepan. To cover you will need about 2 cups of tomato juice to which add about 4 tbsp vinegar (wine preferred) along with 3 tbsp of sugar. A little chicken stock (about 1 tbsp powdered) would be nice if you have it. Add enough water to this to just cover the peppersif you are short. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for about an hour until the peppers are tender and about 2/3ds of the liquid is absorbed. You can sub brown sugar or honey for the sweetener...add garlic to the juice if you're a fanatic. You can also puree a can of tomatoes and add tomato juice to bring you up to quantity if you like a stronger tomato note. Adjust the rice to meat mixture to if you like. Hey...This is a recipe I have made often and can vouch for. If you like it sweeter or less meaty that's up to you. The quantities work for me. Obvously the size of the peppers will have something to do with the required amount of filling. This recipe is of Balkan origin and is served both hot and cold as a first or main course. As I am here in Ottawa, you may call if you get into trouble. Bar. Bar. --- ~ 1st 1.11 #300 ~ "640k should be enough for anybody" - Bill Gates, 1981.
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