Rating: 4.5 stars 4.5
132 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 92
  • 4 star values: 26
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 4

An old family recipe for classic comfort food passed down to me by my mom. Green peppers are stuffed with a mixture of ground beef and rice then smothered in a tangy tomato sauce. I always serve these with creamy mashed potatoes just like my Mom always did. Enjoy!

Recipe Summary

30 mins
1 hr 25 mins
1 hr 55 mins
4 servings


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


Instructions Checklist
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil.

  • Cook the peppers in boiling water until softened, 4 to 5 minutes.

  • Remove peppers from boiling water and rinse with cold water; set peppers aside to drain.

  • Mix together ground beef, cooked white rice, lightly beaten egg, finely chopped onion, Italian-style bread crumbs, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese in a large bowl until evenly mixed.

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

  • Divide beef and rice mixture among peppers; stuff each pepper with beef and rice mixture.

  • Place peppers open side up in a 9x13-inch baking dish or shallow roasting pan.

  • Combine tomato sauce and white vinegar in a bowl.

  • Pour tomato mixture over stuffed peppers.

  • Top with 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until heated through, basting the peppers two or three times while baking, about 80 minutes.


To cut down on time I use Uncle Ben's ready rice that's done in the microwave in 90 seconds. This freezes well and goes great with mashed potatoes or potato salad.

Nutrition Facts

557 calories; protein 43.4g; carbohydrates 38.6g; fat 25.5g; cholesterol 164.5mg; sodium 1509.9mg. Full Nutrition