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stuffed peppers ala pizzaiola

Recipe by
Nor Mac
Northern, MA

My husband doesn’t like traditional stuffed peppers. Since he’s Italian and loves Italian food. I decided to create a red stuffed Bell pepper, with Italian seasonings, and chopped tomatoes. They are baked in Marinara sauce and topped with mozzarella cheese. He loves them. I hope you all do too. Enjoy!

yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For stuffed peppers ala pizzaiola

  • 7
    red bell peppers
  • 1 c
    chopped bell pepper from above. approximately one pepper
  • 1 lb
    85-90% ground beef
  • 1 c
    sweet chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup
    chopped baby bella mushrooms
  • 2 tsp
    dried basil
  • 1 tsp
    dried italian seasoning
  • 3
    roma tomatoes seeded
  • 1 c
    raw jasmine rice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 c
    parmesan cheese
  • 24 oz
    jar marinara sauce
  • 6 slice
    mozzarella cheese or 1 cup grated

How To Make stuffed peppers ala pizzaiola

  • 1
    Cut tops off of peppers. Clean seeds out and trim light colored membranes out. Set aside.
  • 2
    In a large skillet. Cook ground beef until Cooked through. Remove beef to a bowl and cover. Set aside.
  • 3
    Add 2-3 TB olive oil to pan. Add in the onion, peppers, and mushrooms. Cook until browned and softened. Drain off juice.
  • 4
    Add in the garlic. Stir for 1 minute. Add in tomatoes. Cook 2-3 minutes.
  • 5
    Drain any juices from pan. Add the beef back to pan. Toss in basil, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper to taste.
  • 6
    Cook 1 cup raw rice per package instructions.
  • 7
    Add rice to beef mixture. Stir in parmesan cheese. Stuff peppers with mixture.
  • 8
    In a 9x13 inch baking pan. Add the jar of Mariners sauce to bottom of pan.
  • 9
    Place peppers right side up on top of marinara sauce. Cover pan with foil.
  • 10
    Bake at 375 degree’s about 1 hour or until peppers are soft and tender.
  • 11
    Remove foil from pan. Top peppers with some of the sauce from pan. Top with cheese. Bake until cheese is melted.
  • 12
    Remove from oven. Serve with marinara sauce or ketchup.