The best stuffed green peppers ever.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 stuffed peppers
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Bring a pot of water to a boil. Cook green bell peppers in the boiling water until soft, 5 to 8 minutes; drain.

  • Cook ground beef in large skillet over medium-high heat, breaking into small pieces with a spatula as it cooks, until completely browned, 7 to 10 minutes. Drain and discard excess grease. Transfer beef to a large bowl.

  • Stir rice, celery, onion, and about half the tomato sauce with the ground beef; season with salt and pepper. Stuff cooked green peppers with the ground beef mixture.

  • Arrange stuffed peppers in a baking dish. Pour enough water into the baking dish to about 1-inch deep. Pour remainder of tomato sauce over the peppers.

  • Bake in preheated oven until heated through, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

348 calories; protein 18g 36% DV; carbohydrates 46.6g 15% DV; fat 9.8g 15% DV; cholesterol 47.3mg 16% DV; sodium 809.2mg 32% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (60)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/25/2013
I followed the recipe exactly and they were very good. I modified the procedure slightly, however, cooking the peppers in my microwave oven for 4 minutes instead of boiling. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/29/2016
filling lacks flavor Read More
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85 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 55
  • 4 star values: 26
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2013
I followed the recipe exactly and they were very good. I modified the procedure slightly, however, cooking the peppers in my microwave oven for 4 minutes instead of boiling. Read More
(36)
Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2013
Loved this recipe!! My husband & I agree that this is the best!! Like my grandmother used to make. No razzle dazzle like adding cheese & other ingredients that throw the taste off. It's a good hometown recipe!! We wouldn't change a thing!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/23/2013
I used a green and a red pepper, I steam mine, much quicker and easier and I prefer the pepper to be a little crisper! Very good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2014
Great recipe! I did modify it a bit by adding in diced peppers (from the tops once removed), fresh garlic, cumin and paprika with just a little cheese on top prior to baking. I also substituted ground turkey instead of the beef. I served with fresh pico on the plate. I'm going to season the next batch with garlic and Moroccan spices and top it with feta for a different twist. Thank you for sharing the recipe! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2014
Very good stuffed peppers. I had good luck skipping step 2 (boiling the peppers), and just added 10 extra minutes to the baking time. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/27/2013
This is a good basic recipe and most everything is already cooked before stuffing....rather than bake the stuffed peppers I simply put them into the microwave covered with a bit of water in the bottom and nuke them for about 9-12 minutes...done...and just as delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2013
I boiled my green peppers too long more than five minutes. They still turned out good! I halved the recipe made three stuffed peppers and I used a can of Rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles for an added kick!! I will make these again!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/10/2013
Very simple, yet very tasty! I used four peppers vs. six (all depends on the size). I also opted to sub Butterball ground turkey vs. beef with great results. I added a little garlic to the meat while cooking and didn't add the celery because I didn't have any on hand. Once they came out of the oven I sprinkled the tops with grated Parmesan cheese. Perfect with a side of mashed potatoes! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/05/2014
Good basic comfort food. Easy to make and not expensive. Only change was I added 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/29/2016
filling lacks flavor Read More
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