How to Make Delicious Stuffed Green Peppers: A Step-by-Step Guide

Q: Can I use beef instead of pork for this recipe?
A: Yes, you can substitute beef for pork, though the flavor will be slightly different.

Q: Is there a vegetarian alternative for the filling?
A: Absolutely! You can use a mixture of chopped vegetables and tofu as a vegetarian alternative.

Q: How do I know when the stuffed green peppers are fully cooked?
A: The peppers should be tender, and the meat filling should be thoroughly cooked with no pink remaining.

Stuffed Green Peppers (青椒酿肉)


  • Pork filling: 500g
  • Green peppers: 9
  • Egg: 1
  • Five-spice powder (for filling): To taste
  • Light soy sauce (for filling): To taste
  • Oyster sauce (for filling): To taste
  • Light soy sauce (for sauce): 2 tablespoons
  • Oyster sauce (for sauce): 1 tablespoon
  • Cornstarch (for sauce): 1 tablespoon
  • Water (for sauce): 1/2 bowl
  • Salt: To taste
  1. Clean the green peppers, remove stems and seeds, and set aside.
  2. In the pork filling, add one egg, green onions, light soy sauce, five-spice powder, and mix well in one direction.
  3. Stuff the prepared pork filling into the green peppers using chopsticks.
  4. Seal the open end with cornstarch.
  5. Heat a small amount of oil in a pan and pan-fry the stuffed green peppers.
  6. Remove the fried green peppers and set aside.
  7. In a pot, add half a bowl of water (large bowl), salt, light soy sauce, and oyster sauce. Add the fried green peppers and cook. After boiling, poke a few holes in the peppers with chopsticks for better flavor absorption.
  8. Cook for a while longer, then thicken the sauce with a cornstarch-water mixture.
  9. The dish is now ready to serve.
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  • Calories: Moderate
  • Protein: High
  • Fat: Moderate (varies with oil used for frying)
  • Carbohydrates: Low
  • Dietary Fiber: High (from green peppers)
  • Sodium: Moderate (adjustable based on soy sauce and salt)