The other night I was struggling to think of something to make for dinner.  Then I saw this photo on SavorySights and I wanted stuffed peppers. So I modified the recipe a bit and created a stuffed pepper that was amazing.  It was tasty and filling and best of all, easy to make.

Stuffed Peppers – (adapted from Fun and Food Cafe)

  • 4 large bell peppers
  • 16 oz tomato sauce
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup uncooked rice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbs Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1/2 cup shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • kosher salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste

Prepping the Peppers

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees

Cook the rice in a rice cooker or place in a sauce pan along with the 1 cup of water.  Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and cover for 18-20 minutes.  Fluff with a fork and Ta-Da, it is ready.

Remove the tops from the bell peppers.  Then remove the seeds and membranes.

Core the peppers

Arrange the peppers in a 8×8 or 9×9 oven safe pan.  Choose the pan that fits the peppers the best.  You want the peppers to be able to stay standing.

Arrange in a pan

Pre-heat a medium saucepan over medium/high heat.  Add the oil, onions and garlic.  Cook until the onions are translucent, roughly 6-8 minutes.  Then add the beef and brown, roughly 8-10 minutes.

Brown the meat

Remove the beef from the pan into a large bowl and combine with cooked rice, 1/2 of the tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce.  Add a pinch of salt and pepper and stir.

Mix the rice, beef and seasonings together

Evenly distribute the beef and rice mixture between the four peppers.

The mixture should almost fill all four peppers

In a separate bowl, mix the tomato sauce and Italian seasoning.  Then evenly pour the sauce over the four peppers.

Fill with the sauce

Bake for 60 minutes, or until the peppers are tender.  Remove from the oven and then top with the cheese.  Place the peppers back into the oven for another 10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted.

Cover with cheese

Carefully remove the peppers from the pan and serve.

The Stuffed Pepper

I found that a large spoon was helpful in removing the peppers from the dish.

These peppers were amazing.  They were delicious.  Plus the peppers were perfectly cooked.

Rex is an avid griller, barbecuer and bacon enthusiast. He is the Pitmaster for the Rex BBQ competition team. Rex was also featured on the TV show American Grilled. If you have any questions or wish to have Rex decode your favorite dish, click on the ASK REX link in the menu above.

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  1. Stuffed bell peppers are one of the best foods on Earth! They do great on the grill too, indirect.

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