Amazing Stuffed Peppers Recipe

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Amazing Stuffed Peppers

Marina Neff


Two things my mom used to make for us when we were kids was Stuffed Cabbage rolls, and Stuffed Peppers. When I was a kid, I'd eat the filling part but didn't care too much for the "container". As I got older, I learned to enjoy peppers and cabbage so I started to make them more and I added salsa which absolutely made the flavours explode. My husband loves this and never fails to eat two at one sitting... He calls it one of his "plate licker" specials.

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5 - 6


1 Hr


30 Min




preheat oven to 350
5 - 6 medium
bell peppers, tops cut off and reserved (stems removed), seeded, and veins removed. trim bottoms if necessary so they'll stand upright
1 medium
onion, diced
reserved tops of the peppers diced
1 1/2 lb
ground beef
2 c
cooked rice
2 c
tomato sauce, divided
1/2 c
chunky salsa (whatever level of heat you prefer -- i use medium)
1 Tbsp
each oregano, basil, cumin, & chili powder
1 - 2 dash(es)
cinnamon (optional)
salt & pepper to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

Cut the tops off the peppers, devein and seed them. Trim the bottoms if needed so they'll stand upright then place them in a large pot with enough salted water to cover the peppers. Bring to a boil and boil for 3 minutes then drain, shock in ice water, and invert over paper towels till dry.
Saute Onions, reserved bell pepper tops, and ground beef till onions are clear and beef is no longer pink. Drain off excess grease.
Add one cup of tomato sauce, salsa, seasonings,& rice. Mix well and cook till flavors blend and sauce thickens slightly.
cover the bottom of a shallow 2 qt baking pan with 1/2 of the reserved tomato sauce. Arrange the pepper "cups" so they're upright and fill with the beef/rice mixture. If there is any extra left over, spoon it in and around the peppers. Pour the rest of the tomato sauce over the filled peppers, then Cover and bake for 25 - 30 minutes

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: German
Other Tag: Healthy