If you are getting tired of the same-old ground beef recipes for dinner, stuffed peppers may be the solution. With tomato sauce topping and cheddar cheese, this dish will add a little spice to your dinner menu.
This classic recipe has been streamlined to make it really quick and perfect for a weeknight family meal. Serve it with some fresh baked cornbread right out of the oven and you will be in heaven!
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What Makes This Recipe The Easiest?
What makes this recipe the easiest way to make stuffed peppers? Quick ‘n Easy Stuffed Pepper Recipe eliminates the par-boiling step altogether. Rather than cutting off the top of the pepper, clean out the interior and slice it length-wise. Each half looks like a boat. Lay each “boat” open-side up and pile it with the raw filling. As it bakes, the pepper shells will soften, cutting off 10-15 minutes of your cooking time.
Quick ‘n Easy Stuffed Peppers Recipe
6 raw green peppers
2 lbs. lean uncooked ground beef
2 cups rice, cooked
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
3 cups tomato sauce
salt & pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 350°.
Prepare rice according to directions.
Let it cool slightly as you move on to the next step.
Rinse the green bell peppers under cold water. Cut out the core of each pepper at the top and slice length-wise. Remove seeds and membrane from inside.
Lay the peppers, open side up, in a large baking dish. (see photos below)
Combine ground beef, onion and rice. Stuff each “pepper boat” with the meat mixture, piling it up slightly in a dome. As it bakes, it will decrease in size.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Pour tomato sauce over each pepper.
Bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until done.
Generously sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese on each and return to oven until cheese is melted.
Serve your stuffed peppers alongside mashed potatoes, your favorite veggie and even some fresh baked cornbread, too!
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