A beefy alternative to 'Italian-style' stuffed peppers, great with any white rice-based side dish, or mashed potatoes.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
3
Yield:
3 servings
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Ingredients

3
Original recipe yields 3 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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  • Brown beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Halfway through browning, add mushrooms and onion. Continue cooking until meat is fully browned; drain fat from skillet. Stir in enough gravy to bond mixture without making it soupy. Season with salt and pepper, and set aside.

  • Meanwhile, heat a medium saucepan of water until boiling. Place peppers in water, and boil for 2 to 3 minutes, until just tender; remove from water. Place peppers, hollow side up, in a 9x13 inch baking dish, and fill each with beef mixture.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes, until bubbling. Top with cheese, and bake for an additional 5 to 10 minutes. Serve in a small pool of gravy.

Nutrition Facts

600 calories; protein 36.7g; carbohydrates 17.6g; fat 42.6g; cholesterol 121.7mg; sodium 1280.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
03/13/2008
This is a great combination of ingredients and flavors! We are trying to cut back a little on the amount of red meat we eat so I only used 1/2 a pound of ground beef but I added in about a cup of cooked brown rice before adding the gravy to make up for what we were leaving out. I used an entire 8oz container of fresh unsliced mushrooms - I'm not sure if that would have been the same as using 1 cup but because they shrink down while in the saute pan it turned out to be just the right amount. I also used only about a half a cup of gravy to bring the beef mixture together and I saved the rest for each person at the table to use on top of the meal. Thanks for the wonderful recipe!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
06/12/2008
Bland. I would add more seasoning other than salt & pepper. Using a beef gravy I decided to enhance it with a little steak seasoning. It made a great difference! Read More
(5)
97 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 48
  • 4 star values: 40
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
03/13/2008
This is a great combination of ingredients and flavors! We are trying to cut back a little on the amount of red meat we eat so I only used 1/2 a pound of ground beef but I added in about a cup of cooked brown rice before adding the gravy to make up for what we were leaving out. I used an entire 8oz container of fresh unsliced mushrooms - I'm not sure if that would have been the same as using 1 cup but because they shrink down while in the saute pan it turned out to be just the right amount. I also used only about a half a cup of gravy to bring the beef mixture together and I saved the rest for each person at the table to use on top of the meal. Thanks for the wonderful recipe!! Read More
(26)
Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2003
Excellent recipe! This is a great alternative to regular "Italian" style stuffed peppers. I used Monterey Jack cheese with hot peppers instead of plain Monterey Jack. It made for a spicy dish! I'll definitely be making this again! Read More
(20)
Rating: 4 stars
01/03/2007
As written I would just rate this 3 stars but following suggestions in reviews it was quite good. I did add Paula Deen's House Seasoning and cayenne pepper to the ground meat while browning. After draining meat I also added about 2 cups cooked white rice. Used entire two cups of gravy in mixture to bind and made a third cup to drizzle over cooked peppers. I also seasoned the last cup of gravy a little to give it some added flavor. It turned out pretty good despite the fact that I only had green peppers on hand. I am sure it will be even better with red. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2010
I was happy to find a stuffed peppers recipe with ground beef and no tomato ingredient. This is a great basic recipe that stands beautifully on it s own or you can add as much of what you like to taste. My 2nd time making this I sautéed the onions and mushrooms first added a 1/2 cup of uncooked 30 minute rice some Italian bread crumbs minced garlic and a pinch of cayenne pepper. I also didn t blanch the peppers first and instead added a bit of water to the pan to steam a bit during cooking. Peppers came out al dente which is the way we personally like them. Using small peppers makes for a very nice appetizer too! Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2002
make sure you use all lean meat and low fat cheese b/c the fat can add up significantly when everything is done. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2008
WOW! This was delicious! I seasoned the meat with Adobo and pepper otherwise I followed the recipe as is. I served it in a pool of gravy with some brown rice and warmed Hawaiian Rolls. I sent the two peppers I had left to my dad and he called the next day RAVING about these. YUMMO!! It was so easy to make and the presentation was very pretty. I regret not taking a picture. I will be making this again and again and again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2003
Great recipe I added rice in my mixture and it was super. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
03/07/2011
Excellent switch up to green peppers with tomato sauce. Had enough filling for 4 medium size red peppers. Added garlic & cayenne to meat based on suggestions. Used McCormick beef gravy mix packet had 1 cup leftover so next time I'll cut that back. Didn't boil peppers since I like them crisp only baked for about 15min. Used italian blend cheese since that's all I had. Served brown rice on side. So yum! Will definitely make again! Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
04/08/2010
I thought these were really tasty. One thing that I forgot to add was the gravy so I'm sure that would have held the mixture together. I won't forget that again next time; I make these! Read More
(6)
Rating: 1 stars
06/12/2008
Bland. I would add more seasoning other than salt & pepper. Using a beef gravy I decided to enhance it with a little steak seasoning. It made a great difference! Read More
(5)
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