For a quick way to enjoy an old favorite, stir up stuffed green pepper makings in a skillet.

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Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • In a large skillet, brown beef; drain. Set beef aside and keep warm.

  • In the same skillet, combine water, tomatoes, green pepper, onion and seasonings; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until vegetables are tender.

  • Stir in rice; cover and remove from the heat. Let stand for 5 minutes. Stir in beef; return to the stove and heat through.


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Nutrition Facts

352 calories; protein 15.5g; carbohydrates 25g; fat 20.4g; cholesterol 64.3mg; sodium 745.5mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (112)

Rating: 5 stars
This was fantastic! Since I saw the review that said it was lacking something, but they weren't sure what, I went ahead & added the salt that was called for in w/the meat. I used just a little more salt than was called for to make sure the meat had enough flavor on its own. When I removed the meat from the pan, I added in the green peppers, & cooked them alone for just a little while. Then I pulled them out, added in a little olive oil & put in the onions, cooking them till they were translucent along w/a minced clove of fresh garlic. Then I added back the peppers & added in the canned tomatoes. The tomatoes I used were already seasoned Italian style, but I still added in the Italian seasoning & pepper called for too. We don't buy instant rice, so I made our rice like we always do, separately (but while all the other ingredients were cooking), w/some salt added to the cooking water & added the rice into the pan right b4 we served it. I left the 2 cups of water out of the pan b/c of that; but we realized once the rice was in the pan that there wouldn't be much sauce since we didn't add that extra water, so we added 1/4 cup tomato juice and that did the trick. The entire thing is AWESOME by itself, but we topped it w/fresh shredded Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. I know the way we did it sort of defeats the 'one pan' recipe it's intended to be, but it was still very quick, & I'm sure it turns out great w/the instant rice too. Thanks for the great recipe! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
For me personally this was a 5 star recipe to work off of. I absolutely love stuffed green peppers & am thrilled to have made a dinner that tastes just like it w/out having to deal with the actual peppers to stuff. This is what I did: I browned a lb. of beef, removed it from the pan. While I did that I cooked up white long grain rice. Next time I make it, I will cook up only 3/4 cup rice with 1 1/2 cup water. I added beef bouillion to the rice, but next time I'll just add it to the main mixture. Anyway, I put into my hot pan a medium sized green pepper cut up into bit sizes, let those soften for probably at least 5 mins turning often. Took those out & put in about a 1/3 of a chopped onion & a clove of chopped up garlic, cooked that for a few mins, added the water, a can of Italian styled tomatoes, a teaspoon of Italian seasoning, a 1/4 tsp of pepper, & added back in the peppers. Simmered that for awhile until the peppers were crunchy but soft the way I like them, then added the amount of rice I wanted in the recipe, added back in the ground beef. Warmed it all up quickly, scooped it into bowls & put lots of both cheddar cheese & mozzarella cheese on top. I think it tasted like the stuffed peppers I've made before, but was easier to make and clean up after. Try this if you like stuffed peppers! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Very good recipe! After I cut the peppers and onions and already had the meat browned I realized I didn't have any rice! When I combined the water, peppers, onions, tomatoes and seasonings I added an extra 1/2 cup of water and a 1/4 box of ziti noodles and softly boiled uncovered (to evaporate the some of the water) for about 15 minutes until the noodles were done and then added the meat. Only other variation I made to this was to melt mild shredded cheddar over the top. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I've made this quite a few times and I think I found my favorite variation--it definitely takes out the "blandness" the other reviewers were talking about. I started with a few slices of bacon, chopped into small pieces. I sauteed them to render the fat and until slightly crisp then added in the ground beef (turkey is great too!). I followed the directions from there except added in an extra pepper (whatever color), a clove or two of garlic, a can of fire roasted diced tomatoes instead of regular. When I put the beef mixture back in I added a small can of pinto beans (10oz i think) to make it a little heartier for the boys. I found it a little dry so I used some leftover sauce I had in the fridge. Topped with cheese at the end :) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
My mom made a recipe like this when I was growing up, except she used diced zucchini instead of green peppers. This was very good! And you can use regular rice if you don't have instant - just simmer for 20 extra minutes or until the rice is done. I love this with parmesean cheese sprinkled on top. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I can't believe how simple and GOOD this recipe was! I thought it would just be a quick fix dinner, but it ended up being fantastic! And so easy! I added fresh garlic, red bell peppers (since it was all I had on hand) and about a heaping tablespoon of Italian seasoning. Yummy! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This is very good, I double it and add different tomatoes sometimes. The family loves it and it is so easy. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was very good! I added a can of tomato soup to make it saucier...perfect! thanks for sharing.. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I never made stuff peppers but was craving them and I started searching recipes and came across this one. I did follow some of the ideas I read in the reviews and changed it up a bit. It turned out exellent...better than stuffed peppers without the hassle. And a cinch for my toddlers to eat. I used the following ingredients: 1.20lb of 95/5 ground beef 2 cloves fresh garlic minced (did not use onion) 2cups water 1/2 can (7oz) of italian flavored diced tomatoes (basil, garlic, and oregano) 2- 8oz cans tomato sauce 1/2 tsp seasoning salt 1/2 tsp pepper 1/4 tsp italian seasoning 2 cups instant white rice Followed the recipe exactly as stated but with my ingredients...except I cooked the fresh garlic in olive oil and then browned the meat in the pan after the garlic was cooked. Read More