Stuffed Green Peppers are made with simple ingredients, full of flavor and make a great dinner!
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❤️WHY WE LOVE THIS RECIPE
Growing up, we had a big garden every summer, so green peppers were plentiful (read more about our garden and lifestyle here). Mom always made this recipe when we were kids and we just went crazy over it. Stuffed Green Peppers are made with basic ingredients you probably already have in your pantry and fridge. We use Minute Rice, which cuts down on time so you can easily prepare this dish on a busy evening. This is one of our most popular recipes because it’s easy and delicious!
- Large green peppers
- Lean ground beef
- Oregano or Italian seasoning
- Worcestershire sauce
- Chopped garlic
- Dried basil
- Green chilies, drained
- Diced tomatoes
- Thin rice- you you can use regular rice but you will need to cook it first.
- Tomato sauce, optional
✔️You can easily use ground turkey, ground pork or ground chicken in this recipe. Remember, ground turkey/chicken can be very bland, so you’ll want to add more spices/spices to the meat than when cooking with ground beef or pork.
✔️You can easily use regular rice or brown rice in this recipe. If you are using regular rice, you will need to cook it first.
✔️You definitely don’t need to use green peppers. This recipe is fantastic with yellow and red peppers too!
HOW TO MAKE
These stuffed green peppers come together pretty quickly!
Go ahead and wash your peppers and remove the stems and seeds. Keep the tops to add to the meat mixture.
Step 1: In a large pot of boiling water, after removing the seeds and stems, boil the peppers for five minutes to soften them. Remove from water and drain on absorbent paper.
Step 2: Brown the hamburger, the onion, the chopped pepper and drain if necessary. Add oregano, Worcestershire sauce, pepper, salt, garlic, basil, green chilies, drained diced tomatoes (dice the drained tomatoes), and rice. Simmer until the rice is tender or about 5 minutes.
Step 3: Stuff your peppers with the hamburger mixture. (If using the tomato sauce, pour over the stuffed peppers. Some people really like the tomato flavor and use the sauce) Pour the drained tomato juice you saved from the diced tomatoes into the bottom of your pot.
Step 4: Bake the peppers in a preheated oven at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Remove and add grated cheese to the top of each pepper. Return to the oven for another five minutes until the cheese is melted.
If your peppers don’t rise in the pan, you can cut a little off the bottom to make them flat, or just cut them in half horizontally and lay them on the side.
You could use Italian sausage to give them more Italian flavor. You can easily add black beans and taco seasoning to the meat mixture to give it more Mexican flavor. You might also like these recipes:
WHAT SHOULD WE SERVE THEM WITH?
Stuffed green peppers go well with many dishes and we have served them with various side dishes. These are some of our favorites, you can always use the side dishes tab on our website to look for more.
No, as long as you use Minute rice. If you are using regular rice then yes, you cook it first and then just add it to the meat mixture.
If your peppers are soggy, then you boiled them or boiled them too long before roasting them.
STORAGE AND REHEATING
They keep up to 4 days in an airtight container in the fridge. Reheat them in the oven at 350 degrees until heated through. You can easily freeze leftovers by placing them in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months.
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Stuffed green peppers
These stuffed green peppers are a family favorite and have great reviews. These stuffed peppers are easy to make and one of our most popular recipes for a reason.
- 6 large green peppers or 8 medium ones tops removed, seeds (Save tops to add to filling)
- 1 pound lean ground beef You can also use ground turkey
- 1 medium onion chopped
- 1 teaspoon oregano or Italian seasoning
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon chopped garlic I used the minced garlic that comes in a jar
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 4 oz can green chiles, drained
- 1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes, drain and reserve juice
- 1/2 cup fine rice you can use regular rice but you have to cook it first if you do
- 1 4 oz can tomato sauce, Optional (I don’t use it with mine)
- Cheese for pepper tops about 1/2 cup shredded (I used cheddar, you can use whatever you like)
In a large pot of boiling water, after removing the seeds and stems, boil the peppers for five minutes to soften them. Remove from water and drain on absorbent paper.
Brown the hamburger, the onion, the chopped pepper and drain if necessary. Add the oregano, Worcestershire sauce, pepper, salt, garlic, basil, green chili, drained diced tomatoes (divide the drained juice from the diced tomatoes) and rice. Simmer until the rice is tender or about 5 minutes.
Stuff your peppers with the hamburger mixture. (If using the tomato sauce, pour it over the stuffed peppers. Some people really like the tomato flavor and use the sauce) Pour the drained tomato juice you saved from the diced tomatoes into the bottom of your pot.
Bake the peppers in a preheated oven at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Remove and add grated cheese on top of each pepper. Return to the oven for another five minutes until the cheese is melted.
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