Stuffed peppers are a favorite dish in Hungary, simple and homey. The practice of stuffing vegetables actually originated with the Turks. But after years of domination by the Ottomans, Hungarians adopted töltött paprika as their own in the 16 and 17th centuries. For this dish, Hungarians like to use long, sweet, yellow peppers. Known as banana peppers abroad, in Hungary they are called tölteni való paprika (peppers for stuffing), or TV paprika for short.
It is served with tomato sauce which is a bit sweet, sugar added to it. The meat filling is ground pork, rice, egg, paprika powder, garlic, onion, salt and pepper.