Stuffed Green , red or Yellow Peppers

Karla Everett


Stuffed peppers have always been a family favorite in our house. You can use any color of pepper that is to your preference (Like I did).

Some people like to par-boil the peppers in boiling water for 5 minutes before stuffing them but I like a little crunch to my peppers , so I have not done that process in my recipe.

To this meatloaf mixture you can add sliced mushrooms also but my daughter doesn't like them so I left them out.

You can cook these in the crockpot also on low for 8 hrs.

These can also be prepped ahead of time and frozen in zip lock bags for a quick meal , just pop them frozen in the oven or slow cooker and let them cook.

★★★★★ 2 votes
7 peppers
10 Min
1 Hr 30 Min


6 to 7 large
bell peppers (green , yellow , red or orange )
2 lb
lean hamburger
1 medium
onion , diced
2 large
14.5oz. can(s)
italian stewed tomatoes
1-1/2 tsp
garlic powder
1-1/2 Tbsp
italian seasoning
1 Tbsp
worcestershire sauce
1 tsp
sea salt
1/2 tsp
black pepper
1 to 1-1/2 c
cooked rice
shredded mozzarella or cheddar cheese for tops

How to Make Stuffed Green , red or Yellow Peppers


  • 1Heat the oven to 375°
  • 2Note : sometimes I will use a packaged rice instead of making my own.
  • 3Wash and cut tops off of the peppers and remove the core with the seeds and the veins from the insides of the peppers.
  • 4Place peppers cut side up into a casserole dish.
  • 5Place the hamburger in a large bowl ; add all the seasonings , eggs , tomatoes (with the juice), rice and the Worcestershire sauce and mix until all is combined.
  • 6Stuff each of the peppers with the hamburger mixture.
  • 7Place the peppers in the 375° oven and bake uncovered for 1-1/2 hrs.
  • 8Note : the last 10 minutes of cooking time you can add shredded cheese on the tops of each pepper (if desired) and return to the oven and melt the cheese.
  • 9Note : Cut the extra pepper from the ends that you cut off of the tops and freeze for use in another dish...waste not ..want not!!

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About Stuffed Green , red or Yellow Peppers

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #PEPPERS, #meatloaf