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Sammy's Stuffed Bell Peppers Recipe
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Sammy's Stuffed Bell Peppers

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"I watched my mom make these when I was a kid. I loved them then and I love them now, and you will too. Goes great with mashed potatoes, corn on the cob, and a salad. I like to cook them on a medium-high heat, about 350 degrees, so that the peppers cook soft. You can adjust your temperature to lower the cook time. Enjoy."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 30 mins

    1 hr 45 mins


  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Mix the ground beef, mixed vegetables, 1 can of tomato sauce, rice, onion, green onions, garlic, egg, salt, and black pepper in a large bowl until thoroughly combined. Spoon the beef mixture into the bell peppers. Arrange peppers in a baking dish, and spoon the remaining 1 can of tomato sauce on top. Cover with aluminum foil.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until the beef is no longer pink, about 1 1/2 hours.
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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 15, 2011

I make these the same way except two things...I boil a large pot of water, remove it from the heat and bathe the peppers in the hot water for 5-10 minutes. Then I partly cook the ground beef with the onions and garlic and drain, so I can get the grease out of the ground beef. Then I fill the peppers with the exact ingredients you have listed on your recipe and they go in the oven for about 45 minutes or so. Sometimes after they come out of the oven I top them with shredded cheese. This is a fantastic recipe and thank you for reminding me of it...I have not made this in years, so this weekend Stuffed Green Peppers we will have.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 27, 2011

Pretty good. My only complaint is that there's a lot of liquid making things runny. Next time, I might remove the foil for the last 20 minutes of baking.

Nov 19, 2011

I made this recipe a little different; I browned the ground beef first then mixed it with the celery, tomato sauce, garlic, celery, cooked rice and cilantro. Then I used that mixture to stuff the peppers and cooked them for only 30 minutes. Came out delicious! My husband ate it up!

Jul 15, 2011

Delicious, fast and easy! Would've given it 5 stars but it was a little runny/watery. It didn't affect the taste but it wasn't pleasant to serve to guests so drippy.

Aug 31, 2011

Pretty delicious!! Although, I must admit I changed the recipe around. I dont eat beef, so i used turkey instead. And instead of tomato sauce i used "EL PATO" sauce, the yellow one. Because i love spicy food. I also added monteray jack cheese into the mixture and sprinkled plenty on top. i love cheese!

Jul 11, 2011

Awesome recipe Uncle Sammy!! Our family really likes this recipe, and it's very easy to make.

Feb 01, 2012

Great flavor, changed it a little bit, I cooked the beef first didn't use an egg and did what one review said and added cilantro. I also used mamwich instead of tomato sauce. Put a little olive oil on the outside of the peppers and broiled them on high for about 10 minutes, Weren't runny/watery or bland at all.

Feb 20, 2012

My hubby loves my stuffed peppers. Tonight I used red peppers (on sale), microwaved a couple of minutes. Hubby likes the peppers really cooked. Then I stuffed them with a "meatloaf" mix of beef, pork, veal, breadcrumbs, egg, onions, cooked brown rice, little marinara, and of course FRESH GARLIC! Baked 350 for 20 minutes, then top with mozzarella and romano cheeses, bake 10 more minutes. Add extra marinara on top if needed.


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  • Calories
  • 587 kcal
  • 29%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 35.2 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 183 mg
  • 61%
  • Fat
  • 29.5 g
  • 45%
  • Fiber
  • 10.4 g
  • 42%
  • Protein
  • 46.3 g
  • 93%
  • Sodium
  • 1490 mg
  • 60%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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