Classic Stuffed Peppers are bell peppers stuffed with ground beef, rice, cheese and spices. A timeless meal ready in 30 minutes and easily made ahead. #stuffedpeppers #stuffedbellpeppers www.savoryexperiments.com

Classic Stuffed Peppers

Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beef stuffed bell peppers, stuffed bell peppers, stuffed peppers
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 381kcal
Author: Jessica Formicola
Classic Stuffed Peppers are bell peppers stuffed with ground beef, rice, cheese and spices. A timeless meal ready in 30 minutes and easily made ahead.
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Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons onion , chopped
  • 1 clove garlic , minced
  • 1 cup rice , cooked
  • 2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 6 bell peppers
  • ¼ cup white cheddar cheese , finely shredded
  • parsley , for garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large skillet, brown ground beef. Drain well, set aside.
  • In the same skillet, add butter, onion and garlic, sauté until soft, approximately 2-3 minutes. Remove using a slotted spoon.
  • In a medium mixing bowl combine drained ground beef, cooked rice, onion and garlic, Italian seasoning, salt and ground black pepper. Toss to combine.
  • Cut the tops of each bell pepper, removing all seeds and membranes.
  • Place in a baking or casserole dish. Fill with ground beef mixture.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until peppers start to soften. Remove and top with shredded cheddar cheese, return to oven until cheese has melted.
  • Remove, garnish with parsley, and serve.
  • If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was! 

Notes

For variations on the classic stuffed peppers recipe, add 1-2 tablespoons of hot sauce, change up the type of cheese or add sauteed squash. You can also use fresh herbs like dill, thyme, rosemary or flat parsley. 

Nutrition

Calories: 381kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 297mg | Potassium: 499mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 3845IU | Vitamin C: 152.4mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 2.5mg