A succulent sweet pepper, stuffed, and topped, this is the best stuffed pepper you will ever have. You will remember this dish. I like using roasted garlic flavored tomato sauce.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring water and rice to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the rice is tender, 20 to 25 minutes.

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  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in ground sirloin; cook until it begins to brown, and is no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Drain any excess fat. Stir in 1 can tomato sauce, green onions, garlic salt, kosher salt, and pepper; cook until flavors combine, 5 to 10 minutes.

  • Mix rice into ground sirloin mixture.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Stuff Cubanelle pepper halves with the meat and rice mixture, rounding the tops. Place the stuffed peppers into a 9x13-inch baking dish.

  • Stir remaining can of tomato sauce, brown sugar, parsley, basil, and oregano together in a bowl. Spoon tomato sauce over peppers in the baking dish.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until peppers are hot and beginning to brown, about 1 hour. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top.

Nutrition Facts

556.9 calories; 31.6 g protein; 42.3 g carbohydrates; 82 mg cholesterol; 2699.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
11/17/2008
I made these last night though deviated slightly from the recipe and thought these were excellent! The hint of brown sugar in the sauce really gave an interesting flavor. I added a little cayenne pepper too which gave it a nice kick. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/14/2009
Peppers were too small to stuff so I just threw it all together in a glass dish. My husband said it tasted a lot like a sloppy joe. It is a good dinner to make ahead of time and toss in the oven the ingredients aren't too hard to come by either. Read More
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24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
11/17/2008
I made these last night though deviated slightly from the recipe and thought these were excellent! The hint of brown sugar in the sauce really gave an interesting flavor. I added a little cayenne pepper too which gave it a nice kick. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/17/2008
I made these last night though deviated slightly from the recipe and thought these were excellent! The hint of brown sugar in the sauce really gave an interesting flavor. I added a little cayenne pepper too which gave it a nice kick. Read More
(20)
Rating: 4 stars
05/27/2010
These were pretty good. I think next time I would double the sauce recipe because I thought they were a little dry once baked in the oven. I also didnt think the peppers were supposed to be as crunchy as they were I would have liked them to be softer. I would make this again though the flavors were very good. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/14/2009
Peppers were too small to stuff so I just threw it all together in a glass dish. My husband said it tasted a lot like a sloppy joe. It is a good dinner to make ahead of time and toss in the oven the ingredients aren't too hard to come by either. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2011
I followed this to a tee minus the brown sugar (I was out) and added maple syrup in its place. It was so delicious. I doubled it and found that the 2 cans of sauce in the meat was too much so if you double it only use 1 1/2 cans of sauce in the meat and use the rest of the can with the sauce for the top. I also covered mine while in the oven for the first 45 minutes and that softened the peppers up nicely and then uncovered the other 15 miytes to get the top before I added teh cheese. We will definitley make again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/07/2010
Made this mostly following the recipe. I was out of brown sugar so used white sugar and some maple syrup. My peppers were small so I laid them out on the bottom and just put the filling on top. Mine weren't crunchy but I boiled them for 5 minutes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2009
Tried tonight and thought the taste was great. I did go a little heavy on the spices because I like a spicy dish. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2010
Excellent pepper to stuff! The sweetness of the pepper combined with the stuffing and tomatoe sauce mixed with brown sugar was perfect. I added the basil oregano and parsely to the ground beef while browning it so that the beef took on the flavor then I substituted the tomatoe sauce that gets put on the peppers after stuffing with 1 can of tomatoe paste mixed with half of a can of tomatoe soup then added the brown sugar and spooned it over the stuffed peppers. The entire family loved this recipe and will definately be making it again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2011
OK this was delicious but only b/c I tweeked it some. Cut the salts & black pepper in half but still a little salty. Only had 3/4 lb. of meat which was plenty. Also added 1 extra can of tomato sauce and small tomato paste. Also cooked rice in beef stock for added flavor but 20 min. is a bit long rice was too soft but all in all came out awesome in the end! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/09/2012
This was just okay I was expecting it to taste a lot different than a stuffed pepper recipe I normally make and it didn't. Read More
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