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Unstuffed Bell Peppers

Rated as 4.34 out of 5 Stars
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"A classic family favorite deconstructed. My kids love stuffed green peppers, but don't like to eat the whole peppers, so I came up with this to make it more appealing to my picky eaters."
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Ingredients

55 m servings 497
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Break ground beef into pieces and add to skillet; cook and stir until about half of the beef is browned, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir red bell pepper, orange bell pepper, and green bell pepper into the beef; continue to cook and stir until the beef is entirely browned, about 5 minutes more. Drain and discard grease.
  3. Mix tomato sauce and brown sugar together in a bowl; pour over the beef mixture. Stir rice into the beef mixture and stir; transfer to a 9x13-inch baking dish. Sprinkle Cheddar cheese over the mixture.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until the cheese is bubbling, about 30 minutes. Cool dish 5 minutes before serving.

Footnotes

  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 497 calories; 22.1 48.5 25.9 87 714 Full nutrition

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Great base recipe! Would have given it 5 stars, but I added to the recipe. I omitted the orange bell pepper and added diced tomatoes and onions instead. I didn't have brown sugar so I used reg...

Most helpful critical review

Used turkey instead of ground beef. Came out ok, I prefer to stuff the bell pepper but this was definitely quicker. May try it again.

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Great base recipe! Would have given it 5 stars, but I added to the recipe. I omitted the orange bell pepper and added diced tomatoes and onions instead. I didn't have brown sugar so I used reg...

Good basic recipe. Easy to make. Definitely too much sugar. Thinking about adding onion, chili powder, and garlic powder next time to add some more flavor.

Most of my picky eaters liked it. Husband wants it added into regular rotation. I did as others and added onions, garlic, diced tomatoes, and salt or it would have been too bland. Buy great sta...

Used it as a basic recipe & tweeked it by frying onion, garlic & Hamburg in olive oil. Then added tomato sauce, Italian seasoning, fresh basil, bay leaves, oregano & only used 2 tbs. white suga...

My husband and I loved it so much we went back for seconds!

Loved it! Second time I used a little less brown sugar and added 1/4tsp red pepper flakes. Balance out amazingly.

I made this using only the red and green peppers and onitting the cheese. Baked at 350 degrees for 40-50 mins. I made it last week and it was so good, I was asked to make it again last night! I...

I would make this recipe again but use have of the sugar. I thought it was a little sweet.

This tasted okay, although too sweet for me and little too dry. I don't usually cook the ground beef first, and I use MInute Rice with added water, then bake covered for an hour. This saves a co...