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Stuffed Green Peppers

Rated as 4.49 out of 5 Stars

"My family especially enjoys this dish in the summer when fresh tomatoes and green peppers are readily available. This recipe was given to me by my mother-in-law, they always ask me to make it for them!"
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Ingredients

1 h 5 m servings
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, combine tomatoes, onion, celery, tomato sauce, water, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 10-15 minutes. Meanwhile, cut tops off of green peppers and remove seeds; set aside. In a bowl, combine ground beef, rice, basil and remaining salt and pepper; mix well. Fill peppers with beef mixture. Carefully place peppers in tomato sauce. Spoon some sauce over tops of peppers. Cover and simmer for 40-45 minutes or until beef is cooked and peppers are tender.

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Most helpful positive review

First, I read the reviews and please do not fry the ground beef first---would you fry ground beef before assembling a meatloaf—no. We enjoyed this but think the sauce could use a touch of brown...

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This didn't turn out that well for me. I did cook the meat at a reviewer's suggestion, and maybe that's where I went wrong. The tomatoes took way too long to peel and seed (maybe use stew tomato...

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First, I read the reviews and please do not fry the ground beef first---would you fry ground beef before assembling a meatloaf—no. We enjoyed this but think the sauce could use a touch of brown...

Loved it but for those of us out there that don't cook, should put in the caption that you need to fry up the hamburger first before stuffing the peppers.

This is the best stuffed peppers recipe I have ever tried. Great comfort food and it is so colorful. The basil in the meat/rice mixture adds a great flavor. I wouldn't change a thing!Yummm!

This was an excellent recipe, mu husband loved it. I only left out the celery because my husband doesn't like it and I opted to bake it in the oven instead of in a sauce pan. I still boiled the ...

I see the comment about cooking the ground beef before stuffing - is that correct or should I just make the meatball and it will cook with the pepper?

Very close to moms. Nice to finally find a recipe where the meat isn't cooked first. Weird. They're like little meatloafs. Supposed to cook the meat in the pepper. Thanks.

Since I first made this, my family requests it often. I use lean ground turkey rather than beef, and half of a Vidalia or sweet onion. Very mild, but very nice, flavor.

VERY GOOD with some changes. I did not pre cook the peppers - they were not super soft but enjoy them more with some texture. I followed the rest of the recipe exactly and would suggest doublin...

Although I had to make shift a cooking time since there wasnt any posted, it turned out well.