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.
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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.