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Stuffed Peppers with buckwheat

Stuffed Bell Peppers (Classic Ukrainian Recipe)

Stuffed bell peppers are a great way to enjoy one of the most flavorful veggies. Stuffed with a savory mixture of beef and buckwheat, these peppers are sure to satisfy. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Ukrainian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 6 People
Calories 329kcal


  • 1 lb thinly sliced beef
  • 3 large bell peppers
  • 1 lb mushrooms sliced
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 cup diced carrots
  • 2 cups cooked buckwheat
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp pepper adjust to taste
  • 1 tbsp salt adjust to taste


  • Slice the bell pepper into two pieces. Remove the seeds from the pepper. Dice carrots and onions into small squares.
    cut peppers into halves
  • Cut beef into small, thin pieces. Preheat oiled skillet on high heat. Cook beef until it gets a golden color. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
    Beef cooking in a skillet
  • In the same skillet, sautee carrots and onions until they soften. Add sliced mushrooms and continue cooking until all the ingredients are golden.
    carrots and onion
  • Add buckwheat and beef to the skillet, season with salt and pepper. Stir to combine everything together.
    Skillet with beef, carrots, onion and mushroom
  • Fill each one of the peppers with the cooked buckwheat filling. 
    Stuffed peppers with buckwheat filling
  • Bake for 35 minutes at 370F. Place slice of cheese on each pepper, cook for another 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
    Stuffed Peppers with buckwheat


Calories: 329kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 1248mg | Potassium: 542mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 8991IU | Vitamin C: 80mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 2mg