These Easy Stuffed Bell Peppers with rice and cheese have been in my dinner repertoire for years. This recipe has a couple of steps, but they come out delicious every time.
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Today we are making a classic dinner recipe that my mom used to make. I have to tell you that this takes a few steps, but the result is a delicious dinner recipe!
How to Make Stuffed Bell Peppers
The filling is a ground beef and rice mixture that cooks first on the stove.
Then the peppers are filled,
covered with sauce,
and topped with cheese.
I have also made these without the rice and served with pasta. I love it when I can mix ingredients up and change up a recipe. These are so economical when ground beef and peppers are on sale. I have not calculated how much they are but when made with rice these baked bell peppers with cheese are pennies to make.
I got the original recipe from Betty Crocker in one of my early cookbooks. Since then I have updated these and added some spices to ramp up the flavor
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For more great ground beef dinner ideas, check out:
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- Taco Pasta with Ground Beef -This One Pot Taco Pasta with Ground Beef comes together quickly in a single skillet!
- One-Pot Beef Pasta – A delicious pasta recipe with ground beef and vegetables made in a single pan.
Stuffed Bell Peppers With Cheese
Baked Bell Peppers With Cheese
- 4 bell peppers
- 1 lb. ground beef
- ¼ cup onion chopped
- 2 cups tomato sauce
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 ½ teaspoons sugar
- 1 clove garlic crushed
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese
- 1 cup cooked rice white or brown
- 2 leaves fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil
- Prepare a pot of water over medium heat.
- Prepare the peppers by cutting off tips and removing the seeds.
- Place in the water and blanch the peppers about 3-4 minutes.
- Place blanched peppers in a baking pan, opening side up
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- In a skillet, cook the hamburger and onion over medium heat until hamburger is brown.
- Drain thoroughly and break up hamburger.
- Add rice, tomato sauce, salt, sugar, garlic, and black pepper to mixture and combine.
- Stuff each pepper to nearly the top with hamburger mixture. Top with cheese.
- Bake for 20 minutes.
I like to serve mine with a salad or over spaghetti.
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Do you love bell peppers?
My stomach is growling for this! We grow bell peppers in our garden but I can't wait this long. I'll add peppers to our shopping list!
I have not made this recipe in years, but I too have the very same one. I know what I am making for dinner soon. Happy Easter.
Pattie @ Olla-Podrida
I am alone in my love for stuffed peppers in this house, which is why I never make them. But your photos have my mouth watering, so I think I need to start!
LOL! Thank you Pattie! They really are tasty!