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Savory Beef and Rice Stuffed Bell Peppers

A hearty and delicious meal perfect for any night of the week.

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Savory Beef and Rice Stuffed Bell Peppers

Difficulty:IntermediatePrep time: 5 minutesCook time:1 hour 25 minutesRest time: minutesTotal time:1 hour 30 minutesServings:6 servingsCalories:248 kcal Best Season:Suitable throughout the year


These savory stuffed bell peppers are filled with a delectable mixture of seasoned ground beef, fluffy white rice, and tangy tomato sauce, all topped with melted cheese. They’re a comforting and satisfying dish that’s sure to please the whole family.



  1. Begin by gathering all your ingredients and preheating your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. In a covered saucepan, combine water and rice. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat and let it simmer until the rice is tender, which should take about 20 minutes.
  3. While the rice is cooking, heat some oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the ground beef and cook until it is browned and crumbly, approximately 7 to 9 minutes.
  4. Hollow out the bell peppers by removing the tops, seeds, and membranes. If needed, slice a small portion off the bottoms to ensure they stand upright.
  5. In a bowl, mix the cooked beef, cooked rice, half of the tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Fill each hollowed pepper evenly with this mixture.
  6. In another bowl, combine the remaining tomato sauce with Italian seasoning. Pour this mixture over the stuffed peppers.
  7. Place the peppers in a baking dish with the hollowed sides facing up. Bake in the preheated oven, basting with sauce every 15 minutes, until the peppers are tender, which will take about 1 hour.
  8. Serve the stuffed peppers hot and enjoy!


  • – You can use any color of bell peppers for this recipe.
    – For a healthier option, substitute ground turkey for ground beef.
    – Feel free to add other seasonings or vegetables to the stuffing mixture, such as garlic or diced tomatoes.
Keywords:stuffed peppers, beef and rice, bell peppers, easy dinner, family meal

Can I make this recipe ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare the stuffed peppers and refrigerate them up to 24 hours before baking.

Can I freeze stuffed peppers?

Yes, stuffed peppers can be frozen. Assemble the peppers, but do not bake. Wrap them tightly and freeze for up to 3 months. Bake from frozen, adding an additional 20-30 minutes to the cooking time

What can I serve with stuffed peppers?

Stuffed peppers are a complete meal on their own, but they pair well with a side salad or garlic bread.

Can I use brown rice instead of white rice?

Yes, brown rice can be used as a healthier alternative to white rice.

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