Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed Peppers


"Green peppers stuffed with ground beef and rice and topped with a seasoned tomato sauce."
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1 h 20 m servings 248 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 248 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 9.4 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs:
  • 25.6g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 16 g
  • 32%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 46 mg
  • 15%
  • Sodium:
  • 564 mg
  • 23%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Place the rice and water in a saucepan, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and cook 20 minutes. In a skillet over medium heat, cook the beef until evenly browned.
  3. Remove and discard the tops, seeds, and membranes of the bell peppers. Arrange peppers in a baking dish with the hollowed sides facing upward. (Slice the bottoms of the peppers if necessary so that they will stand upright.)
  4. In a bowl, mix the browned beef, cooked rice, 1 can tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Spoon an equal amount of the mixture into each hollowed pepper. Mix the remaining tomato sauce and Italian seasoning in a bowl, and pour over the stuffed peppers.
  5. Bake 1 hour in the preheated oven, basting with sauce every 15 minutes, until the peppers are tender.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.


  1. 1358 Ratings

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This is almost exactly how I make stuffed peppers. Except that I brown and season the meat before hand, pour off the oil , mix in the remaing ingredients,stuff the peppers, and then cover durin...

Most helpful critical review

Good, solid, basic recipe for stuffed peppers that offers the freedom to tweak to your own liking. I could see this recipe in a basic and general reference-type cookbook. I did put my own spin o...

This is almost exactly how I make stuffed peppers. Except that I brown and season the meat before hand, pour off the oil , mix in the remaing ingredients,stuff the peppers, and then cover durin...

Loved the recipe but the green peppers need to be blanched before being put into the oven. Put green peppers into boiling water for 1 - 2 minutes then quickly put in ice water. Then proceed wit...

Note: We have updated this recipe to include a step for browning the beef prior to stuffing the peppers. - The Staff

I found that the sauce in this recipie was not enough, as there was none in the bottom of the pan for basting. Also, it was a little to thick.I think a thinner sauce and more of it, would make f...

This was my first time to make stuffed peppers. I steamed my peppers for about 15 minutes before hand to soften and to reduce cooking time. While cooking the meat, I added ALOT of onion powder...

I followed suit with the reviewer who dirtied only one skillet to cook the rice and beef. I sauteed 1/2 onion, and a few cloves of garlic for 10 min. I removed and browned meat(used the beef, ...

I made this drunk. In a toaster oven. With ketchup and sliced cheese. Also, no worcesterrshire sauce or onoin powder or garlic powder. It was amazing. I'm still drunk. And it's still amazing. Ro...

These turned out DELICIOUS and flavorful! Even with a few substitutions: Used ground turkey vs. ground beef, added a can of diced tomatoes with roasted garlic (omitted garlic powder) to ground t...

I actually used this recipe with the fresh garlic and onion(I also used one cup of minute rice...all that I had). I stuffed the peppers with an uncooked meat and rice mixture and put it all in ...