Jack O Lantern Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Chef Charles Smith


A great Halloween twist on an old favorite

★★★★★ 3 votes
25 Min
55 Min

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
What a cute meal to have for your little goblins before they go out trick or treating. Stuffed peppers are always a great meal. These set the tone for a fun night.


1 lb
ground beef
1/2 c
uncooked long grain white rice
1 c
orange bell peppers (or any color you want)
2 can(s)
tomato sauce (8 ounce)
1 Tbsp
worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp
garlic powder
1/4 tsp
onion powder
salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp
Italian seasoning


1Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

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.

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.

Wash the peppers, and cut jack-o'-lantern faces into the peppers with a sharp paring knife. Slice off the tops of the peppers, and scoop out the seeds and cores. Stuff the peppers lightly with the beef stuffing, and place them into the prepared baking dish so they lean against each other.

Bake 1 hour in the preheated oven, basting with sauce every 15 minutes, until the peppers are tender.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Collection: Halloween Treats
Other Tag: For Kids