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Stuffed Peppers


I recently tried a Stuffed Peppers recipe that I found online from Betty Crocker.  It was pretty good, but I have tweaked it a bit, and we absolutely love it now.  Its super simple and we almost always have the ingredients on hand.


  • 1 pound lean ground beef (I use between 80-90% lean)
  • 4-6 multi colored peppers
  • 1 cup of cooked white rice (you could sub brown or even quinoa)
  • 1/2 small onion chopped
  • 6 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 8oz cans of tomato sauce
  • 1/2 c shredded mozzarella cheese



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Boil a large pot of water, big enough to cook the peppers and have them submerged in the water
  • Wash peppers then slice the ends off of the peppers, and remove seeds and membranes
  • Once the water is boiling, cook peppers for 2 minutes
  • Discard water and set the peppers aside
  • Sautee the ground beef and onions over medium heat for 8-10 minutes, or until cooked through
  • Drain the extra grease then put the beef and onion back into the skillet
  • Add one of the cans of tomato sauce, rice and garlic and cook over medium/low heat until heated through
  • Add the salt and Italian seasoning
  • Spray a baking dish with olive oil spray, then arrange the peppers
  • Stuff the peppers with the beef mixture and pour about 3/4 of the other can of tomato sauce on top of the peppers.  Cover with foil
  • Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes, then remove foil, add cheese (if desired) and bake for another 15 minutes

That's it!  My kids and husband all love this recipe, making it a win for me.  If you have too much mixture and not enough peppers, you could use the filling in tacos or as a quesadilla.  Either way would be delicious! 

Let me know if you try this recipe or if you add any other ingredients to your stuffed peppers.


Happy cooking!


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