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A Family Favorite
Stuffed green bell peppers with ground beef is one of my family's favorite meals. It's a whole meal stuffed inside of a bell pepper, and it takes only 30 minutes to bake. Not only is it easy to prepare but it's also easy to serve and tastes delicious! Bell peppers come in a variety of colors, all of which are nutritious and tasty. I usually make this meal in green bell peppers, but red, yellow, or orange could work as well.
- 4 large green bell peppers with flat bottoms
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 1 cup brown rice
- 1/2 cup chopped onions
- 1 (16-ounce) can diced tomatoes
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- Black pepper to taste
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Step 1: Prepare the Stuffing
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
- In a pan, brown the ground beef and chopped onions
- Add garlic powder, black pepper, and diced tomatoes. Stir well.
- Add brown rice and 3 cups of water. Stir well. Cover and simmer for 35-40 minutes or until rice is tender
- Stir every 15 minutes while cooking. If the water has been absorbed and the rice is not yet tender, add a little more water.
- Add shredded cheddar cheese (I confess I usually add more than 1 cup) and stir until melted.
Step 2: Stuff the Peppers and Bake
- Cut the tops off the peppers and remove the seeds and pulp.
- Place the peppers in a 13x9 baking pan.
- Fill each pepper with the stuffing. I overfill them until all the stuffing mixture is gone.
- Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes.
- If desired, uncover them and place some extra shredded cheddar cheese on top of each pepper. Cover loosely and bake for an additional 10 minutes.
Note: Most recipes for stuffed peppers will have you cook them before stuffing them. We like them somewhat crisp, so I skip that step.
Step 3: Garnish With the Pepper Tops (Optional)
For a nice presentation, you can clean the pepper caps and serve them on top of the baked peppers.
Otherwise, you can do what I usually do, which is to thinly slice the tops and add them to the dinner salad.