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Mock Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Updated on May 19, 2016
Mock Stuffed Peppers
Mock Stuffed Peppers | Source

Recipe Tweaking Confession

I think it’s about time I come clean.

“Hello, my name is Sharon and I am a recipe tweaker.”

There . . . I admitted it.

All my life, I have been incapable of following a specific recipe. You see, I have this critical eye that reads a recipe and sees something that I believe should be changed - always. It never fails. Therefore, I have never followed a recipe to the T. Usually the tweaking that I do makes a recipe easier and less complicated.

I received a request from a family member who had a taste for stuffed peppers. As I looked at an old recipe of my mother’s, I really didn’t want to go through the effort of cleaning out the peppers and stuffing them and then using the oven. You see, I’m all about keeping it simple.

This is a one pot - on the stove top - recipe. (Okay okay, so you use a second small pot for the rice.) But it’s quick and so delicious; and it tastes just like stuffed peppers.

Now, most people think of stuffed peppers using only green bell peppers. For this recipe, I use three colors of bell peppers for a little sweeter flavor and a whole lot of color.

There are many health benefits and interesting facts about bell peppers . . .

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Interesting Facts About Bell Peppers

Vibrant bell peppers add more than just flavor and color to a recipe. They also add fiber, nutrients and antioxidants to your diet.

  • Bell peppers have been called the “Christmas ornaments” of the vegetable world. They have also been called “traffic light peppers” because of their most popular colors of red, yellow and green.
  • Bell peppers are not “hot.”
  • Scientifically known as Capsicum annuum, bell peppers are members of the “nightshade family” which also includes tomatoes, eggplant and potatoes.
  • The high fiber in bell peppers can help lower cholesterol levels and also assist in digestion regulation.
  • Just one cup of bell peppers contains more than 100% of the daily value of Vitamin C, an antioxidant that helps our immune system and supports healthy tissues.
  • In addition, bell peppers provide folate to support the function of our red blood cells.
  • Bell peppers are also a great source of potassium helping to enhance our muscle function and also regulate blood pressure. Note that red and yellow bell peppers contain a higher amount of potassium than green bell peppers.
  • One cup of chopped bell peppers is no more than 40 calories making them a great addition to recipes and a healthy option for snacking.

Speaking of recipes . . . let’s get started with this great Mock Stuffed Pepper Recipe.

Ingredients for Mocked Stuffed Peppers

  • 2 pounds browned, lean ground beef
  • 1 cup diced onion (yellow or sweet)
  • 1 cup diced (about 1 large) red bell pepper
  • 1 cup diced (about 1 large) yellow bell pepper
  • 2 cups diced (about 2 large) green bell peppers
  • 1 29-ounce can tomato sauce
  • 2 cups cooked white rice (I use instant rice)
  • 1 tablespoon salt (I like to use Kosher salt)
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

Cook Time for Mocked Stuffed Peppers

  • Prep time: 15 min
  • Cook time: 45 min
  • Ready in: 1 hour
  • Yields: 5-6 hearty servings

Please rate this recipe, 5 stars being the best.

4.6 stars from 9 ratings of Mock Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Instructions for Mock Stuffed Peppers

  1. In a medium sized stock pot, brown 2 pounds ground beef. Add a little olive or canola oil to the pot if meat is sticking.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon salt and 1 teaspoon ground black pepper while ground beef is browning.
  3. Add 1 cup each diced onion, red and yellow bell peppers and 2 cups diced green bell peppers. Cook down the vegetables on medium heat while occasionally stirring for about 1/2 hour. Do not remove the liquid that will occur from the vegetables.
  4. Add 1 29-ounce can of tomato sauce and continue heating on low.
  5. In a separate pot, make 2 cups instant rice according to directions on box. You can also use cooked long-grain white or brown rice.
  6. Add the rice to the rest of your ingredients and mix well.
  7. You are now ready to serve. Note that this is one of those recipes that tastes even better the longer that it sits, and all the flavors continue to blend.

Mock Stuffed Peppers Recipe Variations

I always like to tell people to be creative with their cooking. I am a perfect example of someone who tweaks recipes. Here's a couple thoughts for you to consider:

  • Instead of using rice, try using Orzo pasta
  • Add a clove of crushed garlic
  • Serve over a bed of mashed potatoes
  • Use ground turkey instead of beef

Mock Stuffed Peppers Recipe Photo Gallery

I like to give my readers photos of the recipe instructions as well to make it as easy as possible. This recipe is very simple.

Brown 2 pounds ground beef.
Brown 2 pounds ground beef. | Source
Add salt and pepper to the browned beef.
Add salt and pepper to the browned beef. | Source
Add 1 cup onion, 1 cup each yellow and red bell peppers, and 2 cups green bell peppers.
Add 1 cup onion, 1 cup each yellow and red bell peppers, and 2 cups green bell peppers. | Source
Cook down the vegetables on medium heat for at least 1/2 hour while occasionally stirring.
Cook down the vegetables on medium heat for at least 1/2 hour while occasionally stirring. | Source
Add a 29-ounce can of tomato sauce.
Add a 29-ounce can of tomato sauce. | Source
Make 2 cups of rice in a separate pot according to box instructions.  Add to the other pot and mix well.
Make 2 cups of rice in a separate pot according to box instructions. Add to the other pot and mix well. | Source
Serve and enjoy!
Serve and enjoy! | Source

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Stuffed Pepper SOUP Option

It's easy to turn this recipe into a Stuffed Pepper Soup by simply adding these ingredients:

  • 1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 4 cups (32 ounces) beef broth/stock (even chicken stock works well in this recipe)
  • Water - if a thinner consistency is desired.

NOTE: You may wish to eliminate the tablespoon of salt until you taste test.

Hope You Enjoy!

I really appreciate all my readers and hope you love this recipe as much as I do.

Are you a recipe tweaker? What would you do to tweak this recipe? Let us know in the comment section below.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      hi sharyn,

      nice recipe here that is quick and easy

      i remember when i was younger eating stuffed peppers

      they were quite delicious and an all time favorite

      i love how you take a different approach to this and still

      you are able to make it taste just as great

      voted up

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Love the recipe and I am a serious tweeker...I have never followed a recipe and this is a challenge with baked stuff. You can imagine the baking ..Anyway I always change and make up stuff. Great recipe and as always great instructions and photos. Voting up and Pinning.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I wouldn't tweak your recipe at all. Okay I'm lying , I'd add a a couple of cloves of garlic to it :) ... I did see that you had that one under variations. Your recipe sounds really good. Very colorful hub with great pictures. I like to use all the colors of peppers too.

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      You are awesome! Not only are your recipes great (love the tweaking) but your recipe hubs are interesting and fun to read. This is a GREAT idea for a stuffed pepper alternative. I agree, cleaning out the peppers is a royal pain and then if you slice one by mistake....great hub Sharon.

      Voted up, useful, awesome, and interesting. Oh, and pinned!

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      Deborah Neyens 4 years ago from Iowa

      I loved stuffed peppers. This sounds like a good use for all the chopped peppers I froze from the garden last fall.

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      lol..the traffic light peppers..christmas peppers - i'd never heard that before..i can almost see them hanging on christmas trees...haha..

      Thanks for this interesting 'tweak' Sharyn!

      I'm not a pepper-lover personally - but my daughter's a chef and she enjoys being on the receiving end of your - and others - cool new recipes!

      voting up and hub-sharing, dear..

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      I love stuffed peppers, and this sounds like an easy way to get the same great taste. Will have to try it! I may tweak, though... :)

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      Julie 4 years ago

      I admit it. I admit. I, too, am guilty of recipe tweaking. This sounds like a great recipe that I'll definitely have to add to my arsenal. I never knew that bell peppers were also known as "traffic light peppers". That picture of the red, green, and yellow peppers complements your article perfectly and I can definitely see why they would be called that now. Thanks for the great hub!

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      Recipe tweaking is a good thing. Making a recipe 'your own' is what it is all about. Thanks for sharing this....sending you Angels today :) ps

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      Pamela Oglesby 4 years ago from United States

      A little tweaking of a recipe often enhances the flavor in my opinion also. The pepper recipe looks and sounds delicious. We really like meals made with green pepper anyway. Thanks for a new angle on this one.

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      Liz Elias 4 years ago from Oakley, CA

      This sounds easy enough, and the tweaks I would make would be to substitute "Boca" or "Morningstar Farms" recipe crumbles soy analog for the meat, and eliminate the salt, to accommodate hubby's sodium restricted diet. I'm still not sure he could eat it, though, as while he likes bell peppers, "they don't like him," as the saying goes...

      Voted up and useful....too bad there's no "easy" button... ;-)

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I really enjoy the recipe here. I can't wait to make it soon and I'll show this hub to my mom. I believe that she'll love it as well. Thanks for writing and share with us. Voted up!

      Prasetio

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      Sharon Smith 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hi torrilynn ~ yes, this recipe is extremely easy. Thanks for your compliments. I hope you try it.

      Sharyn

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      Sharon Smith 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hi Carol ~ YAY, another tweaker!!! I agree that tweaking is a challenge with baked goods. One silly change and you could mess it all up, ha. I really appreciate your feedback and shares too. Thank you,

      Sharyn

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      Sharon Smith 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hi Susan Z ~ The garlic ended up being an afterthought, so I did add it to the options. It really tasted great without the garlic, but definitely would be enhanced with it. And come on, admit it, I know you are a tweaker :) Thanks for stopping by.

      Sharyn

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      drbj and sherry 4 years ago from south Florida

      I do love recipe tweakers and tweaked recipes, Sharon, so this one is right up my alley. I particularly like the idea of diced peppers saving one the 'stuffing' step. Will be sure to give this one a try.

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      Sharon Smith 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hi Mary ~ I love your feedback and appreciate the compliments. Thank you so much. And thanks for the votes and share too.

      Sharyn

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      Sharon Smith 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hi Deborah ~ That's a great idea. I have frozen peppers in the freezer from last year's garden too. Since in this recipe, they are cooked down, they don't need to be fresh and crunchy. I hope you give it a try. Thanks for your feedback.

      Sharyn

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      Sharon Smith 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hi Leslie ~ They really are like "Christmas ornaments" or "traffic light" peppers. So colorful! Thanks so much for passing on this recipe to your daughter who is a chef. I wish we had a "chef" in the family. I appreciate your feedback and shares too.

      Sharyn

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      Rogene Robbins 4 years ago

      I already make a stuffed pepper soup, but I think I'm going to try your "mock" green peppers. I am definitely a recipe tweaker and am always looking for shortcuts.

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      I'm a tweaker, too! I am so excited to see this recipe. It's actually a happy coincidence, as I just bought TWO stoplight packages of peppers this week at Aldi. On sale for $1.29 a package, so how could I resist? I thought I would make stuffed peppers this weekend using the different colors. I like your recipe better, though. It looks easier; plus, I think it would be tastier all mixed up rather than having the big glob of beef stuffed in the peppers. I'm so excited, Sharyn! I'm making this this weekend for my boyfriend and me. I think we'll love it! Voted up and more!

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      David Stillwell 4 years ago from Sacramento, California

      Nice! though I have to admit I rarely follow a recipe at all. Always just been a fan of cooking... this looks really good and I will happily try it this weekend!

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      Vickiw 4 years ago

      I'm a tweaker, and think that is just fine. Love your recipe Sharyn, and don't think I would tweak it at all, as long as I had all the different colour peppers!

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      kelleyward 4 years ago

      Wow this looks fantastic. I can't wait to try this soon. Voted up and shared.

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Incredible start here such a creative recipe filled with the goodness of peppers.

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      This is a great recipe, and I love how you added a section on how to turn it into a soup.

      I always tweak recipes. I think it is fun to put my own spin on things, and to add in things that I like and/or have on hand.

      Thanks for sharing this recipe with us! I needed something else to cook with beef, and this is a good one.

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      Sharon Smith 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hi Stephanie ~ I believe that anyone who loves stuffed peppers will enjoy this recipe. And it's okay with me if you tweak it, be my guest :) Thanks for your fun feedback.

      Sharyn

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      Sharon Smith 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hi DIYmommy ~ thank you SO much for coming clean, ha. I'm so glad you like this recipe and hope you give it a try. Thanks for the compliments.

      Sharyn

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      Sharon Smith 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hi PS ~ YES, I agree recipe tweaking is a good thing. Thanks for the Angels.

      Sharyn

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      Sharon Smith 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hi Pamela ~ I agree, tweaking can really make a difference. I'm so glad you liked the "angle" on this recipe. Thanks so much for your feedback.

      Sharyn

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      Sharon Smith 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hi MsLizzy ~ I like your tweaks. Using a meat substitute would work. I do think it would change the taste though. But it does sound good too. And yes, the salt could/ should be altered depending on if someone should stay away from sodium. I used a whole tablespoon in this recipe because it definitely needed it - and that much was really not too much since I don't like anything that is too salty. But I'm sure it would still be great without the salt. It's really about the flavor from the peppers anyway. Thank you for your great feedback and votes.

      Sharyn

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      Sharon Smith 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hi Pras ~ So glad you like this and I hope you do try it out. Or at least have your mom make it and send you some, that's a good idea! Thanks for your feedback.

      Sharyn

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      Sharilee Swaity 4 years ago from Canada

      SS! I love this lovely recipe. Yum! I am a definite recipe tweaker, too. I have to add my own twist, it seems. Or a lot of the time, I do not have the ingredients needed. Peppers are some of my favourite ingredients to use in my cooking. Thanks for this. Shared and voted up, and more. Nice work!

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      Sharon Smith 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hi Dr. BJ ~ So, recipe tweaking and recipe tweakers are right up your alley. Cool! Yes, this recipe does save some time. Another reason why I like it is because of adding the red and yellow peppers - making it less "potent" from just the green peppers alone. Thanks for your feedback.

      Sharyn

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      Liz Elias 4 years ago from Oakley, CA

      A little bit of "liquid smoke" or hickory flavor added to the soy crumbles, and I bet you'd fool even die-hard meat eaters.. ;-)

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      Sharon Smith 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hi Rogene ~ fellow recipe tweaker :) Yes, this recipe would be great as a soup also. I do give the additional instructions at the bottom of the hub. And I obviously like looking for shortcuts too. It's a fun challenge. Thanks so much for stopping by.

      Sharyn

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      Sharon Smith 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hi Vicki ~ So cool that this was perfect timing and you just bought stoplight peppers on sale. They can be quite expensive. I paid $1.99/lb. for the red and yellow peppers which was a good deal. I paid $1.29/lb. for the green peppers. The best thing to do is grow your own which I've been doing but I use them so quickly, mainly tossing them into scrambled eggs often.

      I'm so glad this recipe excited you. Since we've recently chatted on Facebook, I know you are making this recipe for your boyfriend today and you are going to use brown rice instead of white which I think will work fine. I truly hope you both love it. Let us know your thoughts when you get a chance. Thanks for your great feedback.

      Sharyn

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      Sharon Smith 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hi Daven ~ so I see you are a tweaker too! Let me know if you did try it this weekend and how it came out for you. Thanks so much for stopping by.

      Sharyn

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      Sharon Smith 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hi Vickiw ~ another tweaker friend!!! So glad you liked this and hope you give it a try. Thanks for your feedback.

      Sharyn

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      Sharon Smith 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hi Kelley ~ I bet the boys would love this. Thanks for your feedback, votes and shares too.

      Sharyn

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      Sharon Smith 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hi DDE ~ I'm so glad you liked this. Thanks for stopping by.

      Sharyn

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      Sharon Smith 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hi Kathryn ~ I agree, putting your own spin on a recipe can be a lot of fun. Glad you like this recipe and the soup idea too. Thanks for your feedback!

      Sharyn

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      Sharon Smith 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hi PP ~ glad to see you. I am not surprised that you are a recipe tweaker. It's fun to add your own twist. Thanks for your compliments, votes and share too. Hope all is well with you!

      Sharyn

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      Sharon Smith 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hi again MsLizzy ~ that is a wonderful idea. Adding a "smoke" or hickory flavoring to soy crumbles would really add to the dish and keep it meatless as well. Thanks for the suggestion!

      Sharyn

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      Cynthia Calhoun 4 years ago from Western NC

      YUM! I love all the colorful pictures and I love peppers and this looks delicious and yummy and I"m so GLAD you're a recipe tweaker. ehehe

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Hi, Sharyn! I wanted to report back as I did make the recipe for my boyfriend and me last night. We both loved it! It tastes just like stuffed peppers except better! I can hardly wait to eat the leftovers.

      By the way, Aldi often has great buys on peppers. I was able to get the colored ones for $1.29 for the package of three. So I bought 2 packages. This recipe is a great way to use them! I tried growing my own before, but they didn't do anything. I think I'm a horrible gardener. :-)

      Anyway, I really enjoyed this recipe. Thanks!

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      livingsta 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Simple and interesting recipe. Thank you for sharing this. Voting up, sharing and pinning!

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Oh, and I forgot to say that I used brown rice in mine. It worked great. I love brown rice, and it is better for my diabetic boyfriend's blood sugar levels! It was awesome.

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      Sharon Smith 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hi CC ~ yup, I'm definitely a tweaker. So glad you liked this. Thanks for stopping by.

      Sharyn

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      Sharon Smith 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hey Vicki ~ I am SO glad you stopped back after you tried this recipe. And I'm thrilled that you loved it, even better than stuffed peppers. Leftovers are great because all the flavors keeping mixing together! Plus, thanks so much for the feedback that you used brown rice. I knew that would be a great option and I actually will try brown rice next time as well. Thank you again for taking the time to give us your feedback.

      Sharyn

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      Sharon Smith 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hi livingsta ~ You are very welcome. This recipe is extremely simple and really good too. Thanks so much for your votes and pin too.

      Sharyn

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      Susan 4 years ago from India

      Yummy hub. This looks so delicious. Thank you for sharing. Voted up.

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      A tasty recipe! I am a big fan of bell peppers. I like tweaking recipes as I enjoy being creative with certain popular recipes. With easy-to-follow instructions and handy step-by-step photos, I would like to give your recipe a try. The first and last photos are drool-worthy. Congrats on winning the Hub of the Day! Well-done!

      Thanks for SHARING. Useful, Awesome & Interesting. Voted up and pinned

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      Nickpetrou 4 years ago from Athens, Greece

      Seems delicious, well done! Thanks for sharing this fantastic recipe with us!

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Had to stop by and say congrats on your HOTD!

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      Rebecca Mealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Wow! How clever! I have always loved stuffed peppers. This will be good...and easy,too! Congratulations on HOTD!

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      Shampa Sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Voted up and interesting!

      CONGRATULATIONS!

      The recipe sounds nice but I wonder that can chicken be a substitute of beef. The writing method of this article is wonderful. Loved it. Sharing and pinning!

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      Natasha 4 years ago from Hawaii

      Congrats on HotD!! This idea is really cool. Stuffed peppers rarely turn out as well as I'd hope, but this looks like it has all the flavor in a dog-proof way!

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      Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

      Great HOTD! I've had the same aversion to the traditional version - I love the taste of stuffed peppers, but there's a lot of prep work to make them. I'm a tweaked, too - so this is right up my alley! Congrats on the HOTD!

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      sweetie1 4 years ago from India

      I liked your hub simply because Me too like you would make some changes in the recipe as I also try to experiment with my cooking. voting it up and interesting.

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      Gail Sobotkin 4 years ago from South Carolina

      Congrats on earning HOTD for this beautifully presented recipe. Love the bright, vibrant photos, step by step directions and the "tweaks" that you did to make it simpler and more nutritious.

      Voted up and given a 5 star rating.

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Yummy! Congrats on the HOTD! I am every now and then a "tweaker". I like this recipe especially the making of the soup for a change. I love "traffic lights" pepper, too. Thanks for sharing. Voted this up and useful;-)

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      Bernadyn 4 years ago from Jacksonville, Florida

      I tweak recipes all the timefor my taste preferences and especially to be resourceful and use what I already have in the house! This sounds like a great recipe and can't wait to try it. Voted up :)

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      AWESOME! Congrats, Sharyn!

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      Moronke Odugbesan 4 years ago

      Yes, I do tweak recipes especially when I don't have all the ingredients. I make a substitute.

      Thanks for sharing a very useful hub.

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      Jenn-Anne 4 years ago

      Congrats on HOTD! Sounds like a tasty recipe and I love how simple it is. Will have to give it a try!

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      So glad to find your recipe as a friend will be visiting this week and she has learned to like bell peppers. :) This will be a quick, easy meal she will enjoy--thanks! I think I will try roasting the bell peppers.

      Oh yes--congrats on your Hub of the Day award!

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      rose-the planner 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

      Great recipe! Thanks for sharing.

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      I am a recipe tweaker too! Great hub!

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      Joanne M Olivieri 4 years ago

      I love the fact that you can make this on the stovetop. It sounds scrumptious and I will definitely try it. Thanks for sharing. Voted up!

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      bradley brown 4 years ago from Harrow Middlesex

      No tweaking for me follow strict, going to have a go at this love peppers well done on HUB of the day.

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      Marissa 4 years ago from United States

      I love an easy recipe!! Thanks for the dinner suggestion. I have a whole bunch of bell peppers in the fridge, and now I know what to do with them!

      Congrats on the Hub of the Day!

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      Edmund Custers 4 years ago

      When I started reading this hub, I thought for a second that we will be having hot pepper. I'm glad it's not hot. It looks delicious. I would first try it as is before tweaking. Thanks! :)

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      Stephanie Bradberry 4 years ago from New Jersey

      Congratulations on your Hub of the Day.

      I love that you are a recipe tweaker. I always try a recipe the way listed the first time. Then I usually tweak from there.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Congratulations on the HOTD my friend. Well-deserved!

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      Susan Holland 4 years ago from Southwest Missouri

      YAY!! HOTD!! I'm not worthy, I'm not worthy... LOL ;-) You are so awesome!! I love the recipe and the different things you can do with it! :-)

      Votes and shares!!

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      Sharon Smith 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

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      Wow, wow, wow!!! You all are awesome! Thank you so much for the congratulations on my HOTD and your great feedback. I was very excited to see the accolade today.

      I hope many of you do try this great recipe. It really tastes wonderful and is quite easy as well. And I am not alone ~ seems like there are many recipe tweakers out there besides me :)

      Shampa suggested the possibility of using chicken instead of ground beef. I've never tried it but I think it would work great!

      RTalloni ~ let me know if you do make this for your friend and how it comes out if you roast the bell peppers.

      I apologize for not having the time currently to respond to each comment individually. Please know that I appreciate each and every one. Again, thank you all so much!

      Sharyn

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      Sharon Smith 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hiya Susan ~ oh gosh, you are definitely worthy of an HOTD. Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing this recipe. I appreciate you!

      Sharyn

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      Emily Nemchick 4 years ago from Pittsburgh, PA

      What a great recipe! I love making stuffed peppers but I just might do this next time and save myself all the hard work! I am also guilty of recipe tweaking. Thanks for sharing.

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      Rebecca Mealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Sharyn, you rock, girl. Love your stuff!

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Sharyn, I commented on this hub a couple of months ago, but I wanted to stop by and say congrats for winning HOTD! This is a fantastic recipe, and it's great to see someone I know from the community win it. Have a fantastic week!

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      Sharon Smith 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hi Emily ~ definitely try it and save time, especially if you are a recipe tweaker.

      Thank you Rebecca, you are SO sweet!

      Kathryn ~ thank you so much for your wonderful comments. Very much appreciated!

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      Skinhead 69 4 years ago from England

      I tried this recipe yesterday and it was delicious. I thought you had gone way over the top with the salt, but by the time all the ingredients have been added, it is spot on. I'm from England and what we call Tomato Sauce is also known as Ketchup, so I just had to substitute it for what we call Passata. Like I said, absolutely delicious.

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      Sharon Smith 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hi Skinhead ~ YAY!!!!!!! I love feedback like this. I am thrilled to hear you made this recipe and loved it. And yes, I understand about the salt. But it does end up needing it and is really not too much. Plus I learned about Passata - cool! Thank you so so much for letting me know about your great experience with this recipe. Take care,

      Sharyn

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      joaniebaby 4 years ago

      We tried this recipe last week and my husband said it was a "keeper." I did "tweak" it a bit as I added cheese and let it melt before serving. When I make stuffed peppers, I always add cheese so thought that would be a good addition to your recipe. Voted up and useful.

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      Sharon Smith 3 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hi Joanie ~ I apologize for taking so long to respond. I am thrilled to hear that you tried this recipe and it is a KEEPER!!! I thought about adding cheese since I'm a "cheeseaholic" - I'm sure it's good. Thank you so much for stopping by to let us know you really liked the recipe.

      Sharyn

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      Michelle Liew 3 years ago from Singapore

      congrats on the HOTD and clipping this delicious recipe to try!

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      Sharon Smith 3 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hi Michelle!

      Thanks for clipping :) Definitely try this-it's really good and simple too.

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      Stephanie Henkel 3 years ago from USA

      Love the recipe and the photographs...looks tasty! We have bell peppers in our gardern that are too small to stuff, but would work great in this recipe. This looks like a great supper for tonight! :) Voted up and pinned.

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      Sharon Smith 3 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hi Stephanie ~ Did you try it? It is really good. I have peppers in my garden too. I'm waiting for the ones that are supposed to turn dark purple. Thanks so much for your feedback.

      Sharyn

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      I am revisiting this recipe. I have plenty of peppers and ground beef right now, so I plan on making it again soon! Mmmm.

      Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend!

      ~ Kathryn

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      Sharon Smith 3 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Kathryn, you are so sweet. Thank you for coming back here to comment. This recipe is certainly a good way to use up some peppers from the garden.

      You have a great weekend too!

      Sharyn

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      Mark 3 years ago from Moundsville,WV

      I can't wait to dive into these recipes. I love green peppers and i'm always looking for new ideas to try. thanks

      Mark

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      Sharon Smith 3 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hi Mark ~ I hope you do try this and let me know what you think. It's so easy and so good :) I appreciate you stopping by. Have a great weekend.

      Sharyn

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      Margee 8 months ago

      So happy to have found this recipe....I'm making it tonight for a potluck dinner...will add some Worcester sauce and a little garlic and lessen the salt.....

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      Sharon Smith 8 months ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hi Margee, that is awesome. I hope they love it!

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