This is an easy recipe to make and will also freeze well. For lunch I just cut up the stuffed pepper and mix in some corn before I reheat.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
55 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 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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  • Chop reserved green bell pepper tops and measure out 1/4 cup.

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  • Bring a pot of water to a boil; cook whole green bell peppers until slightly tender, about 5 minutes. Drain and season inside of bell peppers with a little salt.

  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef, onion, garlic, and reserved 1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper in the hot skillet until ground beef is browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease.

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

  • Stir canned tomatoes and liquid, rice, 1/2 cup water, Worcestershire sauce, 1 teaspoon salt, hot sauce, and black pepper into ground beef mixture; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover skillet with a lid, and simmer until rice is tender, 15 to 18 minutes.

  • Stir 3/4 the mozzarella cheese and 3/4 the tomato sauce into ground beef-rice mixture. Stuff bell peppers with ground beef-rice mixture; top each with remaining mozzarella cheese and tomato sauce. Arrange stuffed peppers in a baking dish. Cover dish with aluminum foil.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until cooked through and cheese is melted, 30 to 35 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

317 calories; protein 20.4g; carbohydrates 25.1g; fat 15.3g; cholesterol 58.5mg; sodium 869.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2014
I made this using Parmesan instead of mozzarella and it was a big hit! I cut it down to four peppers but kept the tomato and tomato sauce quantity the same. It was perfect because it made for a little extra sauciness.The use of Tabasco and Worcestersire give it a really nice, savory flavor too. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/14/2017
I've made stuffed peppers for years and decided to try it this way! Love the sauce and the way of making it. Read More
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89 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 63
  • 4 star values: 23
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2014
I made this using Parmesan instead of mozzarella and it was a big hit! I cut it down to four peppers but kept the tomato and tomato sauce quantity the same. It was perfect because it made for a little extra sauciness.The use of Tabasco and Worcestersire give it a really nice, savory flavor too. Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2014
I made this for Sunday dinner, so good. I added sausage with the beef, which only increased the flavors. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/01/2014
Very good. I used 4 large peppers, omitted the mozzarella and topped with Parmesan. Also used canned crushed, italian style tomatoes seasoned with basil oregano and garlic. Quick and easy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/02/2015
I did not make any changes to the recipe . It didn't need any! My son requested stuffed peppers for dinner so I searched the recipes and settled on this one because I liked the ingredient list. My family loved it! My 23 year old kept saying "wow mom"! and the 26 year old raved. I think I will try adding the sausage next time just for a little added flavor. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2016
These stuffed peppers were delicious. I got lots of compliments from my husband. I pretty much followed the recipe as written except I used garlic powder instead of fresh garlic and left out the Tabasco sauce. Make these peppers - you won't be sorry! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2014
very easy and full of favor adjusted to 2 servings it was delish! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/16/2015
I actually followed the recipe since it had such great reviews. The only step I omitted was to precook the green peppers. I prefer them more crisp. It was amazing and I will definitely make this again! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/14/2017
I've made stuffed peppers for years and decided to try it this way! Love the sauce and the way of making it. Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2016
Hands down these were the best stuffed peppers I have ever had! I did make a couple substitutions (my fault read the recipe wrong!!) but they were minor. I used 4 large peppers instead of 6.I used a large can of crushed tomatoes instead of diced ones and forgot the tomato sauce. I just poured more of the crushed tomatoes on top before baking instead of the tomato sauce. I diced up my mozzarella instead of shredding. I also forgot to boil my peppers (again my fault!) but we like ours a little bit crisp so it worked out fine. My husband raved over these (he had 2!!) and I will definitely make again!! Thank you for the fabulous recipe!! Read More
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