Stuffed Red Peppers


Stuffed peppers with beef and mushrooms.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 45 mins
6 servings


  • 2 cups brown rice

  • 4 cups water

  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 1 onion, diced

  • ¼ cup chopped mushrooms, or to taste

  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 1 (26 ounce) jar tomato sauce

  • 1 (16 ounce) can diced tomatoes

  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste

  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 6 red bell peppers, tops and seeds removed

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese, or to taste


  1. Bring brown rice and water to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, place a cover on the saucepan, and simmer until the rice is tender, about 40 minutes; transfer to a large mixing bowl.

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

  3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Break ground beef into small pieces and place in the skillet. Add onion, mushrooms, and garlic; cook and stir until the beef is completely browned, 7 to 10 minutes. Mix beef mixture into brown rice.

  4. Stir tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, and Italian seasoning into the rice mixture and season filling with salt and black pepper.

  5. Arrange bell peppers in a baking dish. Spoon filling into bell peppers.

  6. Bake in preheated oven until the peppers are tender, about 1 hour. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over the stuffed peppers to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

504 Calories
13g Fat
74g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 504
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Sodium 1095mg 48%
Total Carbohydrate 74g 27%
Dietary Fiber 9g 32%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 176mg 880%
Calcium 143mg 11%
Iron 7mg 39%
Potassium 1442mg 31%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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