"An old family recipe for classic comfort food passed down to me by my mom. Green peppers are stuffed with a mixture of ground beef and rice then smothered in a tangy tomato sauce. I always serve these with creamy mashed potatoes just like my Mom always did. Enjoy!" — Jillian
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green bell peppers, tops and seeds removed
1 1/2 pounds
lean ground beef
cooked white rice
egg, lightly beaten
finely chopped onion
Italian-style bread crumbs
grated Parmesan cheese
1 (28 ounce) can
grated Parmesan cheese
Hi I'm Jillian the submitter of the recipe and this is my Mom, Nancy's recipe. I've been making Stuffed Peppers for years and my Mom probably made thousands of these! She taught me how to make them and that's a memory I'll always treasure as she got the recipe from her Mom. Now that she's gone I think of her everytime I make them. She served them with mashed potatoes or sometimes potato salad. I hope you and your family enjoy them as much as I do - it certainly has become one of my husband's favorites! Depending on the size of the green bell peppers, you may not have to boil them for 4-5 minutes, but maybe 3. I use large eggs and 90/10 lean ground beef when preparing these and sometimes add a little more vinegar to the tomato sauce or fresh minced garlic vs. garlic powder (yes, I tweak my own recipes and just for clarification - the beef is not cooked before hand). You can even sub half ground turkey or use all ground turkey for a healthier, lighter version. Enjoy!
This was eatable, but I would not make again. I thought the filling lacked a little in flavor, and the tomato sauce was too sweet and in dire need of spices.
YUM! So flavorful! I love having a recipe that you don't have to cook the ground beef first. Your review was so helpful, Jillian. I used frozen bell peppers from last summer's garden. As the peppers were soft when they defrosted, I skipped cooking them in boiling water. I tried not to stray from the recipe, but when I went to do the dishes, I found the egg still sitting there lightly beaten. It didn't seem to be a problem. The cooking time was right on and our dinner was FABULOUS! Thank you for sharing your family recipe, Jillian I'm sure you make your family proud!
Excellent! Followed recipe exactly and got rave reviews. I am making again this weekend. Family made me promise. They loved it a bunch!!
Made this for my boyfriend last night, he loved it! Said it was even better than his mother's...gasp!
Pleasing an Italian when it comes to food is not always easy, but with this recipe my boyfriend raved about it saying they were some of the best stuffed peppers he ever had. Excellent! Sent the recipe to my sister and her family loved them as well! Thank you for the submission!
This dish reminded me of the bell peppers my mother used to make for us, only less time. For some reason my mom made this dish sound like it was so time consuming. Well, not with this recipe! My husband loved it and so did i. no changes were made to the recipe.
We had lots of peppers from the garden. I went through several recipes looking for one that I already had the ingredients for. These were the best peppers ever. The only thing I did different, I didn't have enought Parmesan cheese to put on the top, so when the buzzer went off, I topped each one with Mozzarella cheese, and closed the oven door just long enough to let the cheese melt. OMG, These are going on my monthly menu for sure.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Homestyle Stuffed Peppers
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 230
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