This recipe is a combination of a recipe I found online, my sister's recipe, and my mother's recipe. They all had things I loved about them that I combined to make my favorite stuffed peppers ever.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
1 hr 30 mins
total:
2 hrs
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 stuffed peppers
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Set oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler.

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  • Place pepper halves, skin-side up, on a baking sheet. Rub pepper halves all over with 1 tablespoon olive oil.

  • Broil in the preheated oven until browned and tender, about 10 minutes. Remove from oven and reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place peppers, skin-side down, in a baking dish.

  • Bring 1 cup water, rice, and beef bouillon cube to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the rice is tender and liquid has been absorbed, 15 to 25 minutes.

  • Heat remaining olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir onion and garlic in hot oil until onion is soft and translucent, about 10 minutes. Add ground beef, onion powder, garlic powder, and oregano to onion mixture; cook and stir until beef is browned and crumbly, 7 to 10 minutes.

  • Stir tomatoes, 1/2 of the Cheddar cheese, cooked rice, and Parmesan cheese into beef mixture until cheese is melted; remove from heat.

  • Whisk ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, and remaining water together in a bowl. Place a spoonful of ketchup mixture into the bottom of each pepper, top with a layer of rice mixture, spoon another spoonful of ketchup mixture over rice, top with another layer of rice mixture, and sprinkle remaining Cheddar cheese over the tops.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until peppers are tender and stuffing is heated through, about 45 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

366 calories; protein 19.3g 39% DV; carbohydrates 23g 7% DV; fat 21.8g 34% DV; cholesterol 65.7mg 22% DV; sodium 761.3mg 31% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
05/10/2016
When I try a new recipe I follow the instructions to the letter. I would have liked it a tad spicier and will add some additional seasoning the next time. Also I had to discard half of ketchup and worcester sauce and will only prepare half of it next time. With all that in mind it is still one of the best stuffed peppers I've tried and will definitely do it again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/10/2018
Found these to be fairly dismal. More flavor the next day but something wouldn't make again. Found it too tomato-ey and worcheshire was too much. Havent found a good stuffed pepper idea yet. Caution TUrn your exhuast fan on high when you do peppers. The oil makes them smoke mightily and you will have a kitchen full of smoke. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 54
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
05/10/2016
When I try a new recipe I follow the instructions to the letter. I would have liked it a tad spicier and will add some additional seasoning the next time. Also I had to discard half of ketchup and worcester sauce and will only prepare half of it next time. With all that in mind it is still one of the best stuffed peppers I've tried and will definitely do it again. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2015
This is my go to stuffed peppers recipe. I didn't change a thing no need to its perfect!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2017
I made no real changes other than not roasting the peppers first, used yellow and orange peppers as they were on sale and adding some fresh tomatoes I had already cut up to the canned tomatoes (fire roasted) in the blender. It was delicious and a definite keeper, in fact, I'm going to make it again tomorrow night. Thanks for this recipe, I truley enjoyed it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2015
This was a amazing recipe, thank you for sharing it! I did change one thing, I don't care for the ketchup taste so I used 1 can of tomato soup and 1/4 cup of Worcestershire sauce in place of it. Turned out so good! Thank you for sharing this! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2019
My family loved this recipe! The only change I made was using Ro-tel tomatoes. I did not have any of the sauce left over, used it all. My son said he could eat this every day. These are the best stuffed peppers I’ve ever made. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
10/01/2015
I like the way the filling tasted. and I don't generally like stuffed peppers I did however do a few things differently. I didn't half the peppers I just hollowed them out and I used tomato sauce instead of ketchup. but still tasted amazing Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/25/2015
This was a fantastic recipe. Next time I make them I will skip the step of putting the peppers under the broiler. They lost their firmness too much and flattened out. But oh did they taste yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2015
My DH has been asking for stuffed peppers for over a year. It was time that I finally made them. I tried two different recipes. This fantastic one and 'Mexican-Greek Stuffed Green Peppers' from AR. I made this recipe only cutting it back to two peppers. The flavors work really well with this recipe and I liked the part of roasting the peppers before starting. I think it added another dimension to the flavors. We also enjoyed the ketchup/Worcestershire added to the peppers. We ate two of the halves and I froze the other two for my in-laws. I know they will love it. Along with the other type of pepper I served 'Feta Mashed Potatoes' from AR and sliced cucumbers. DH was so excited that we had half of each pepper left for his lunch. Thanks Procrastigirl for sharing your recipe. It is a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2015
Just changed half bbq sause half katchup Read More
(1)
Rating: 2 stars
11/10/2018
Found these to be fairly dismal. More flavor the next day but something wouldn't make again. Found it too tomato-ey and worcheshire was too much. Havent found a good stuffed pepper idea yet. Caution TUrn your exhuast fan on high when you do peppers. The oil makes them smoke mightily and you will have a kitchen full of smoke. Read More
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