Stuffed peppers with beef and rice

Stuffed peppers with beef and rice make for a hearty and satisfying meal. Here’s a simple recipe to guide you through making them:


  • 4 large bell peppers (any color you prefer)
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 cup cooked rice (white or brown)
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (cheddar, mozzarella, or your choice)
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil
  • Optional: chopped fresh parsley for garnish


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Cut the tops off the bell peppers and remove the seeds and membranes from the inside. Rinse the peppers under cold water and set them aside.
  3. In a skillet, heat a tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic, and cook until softened and fragrant, about 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add the ground beef to the skillet and cook until browned, breaking it up with a spoon as it cooks.
  5. Once the beef is cooked through, add the cooked rice, diced tomatoes, dried oregano, dried basil, salt, and pepper to the skillet. Stir everything together and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
  6. Remove the skillet from the heat and stir in half of the shredded cheese.
  7. Stuff each bell pepper with the beef and rice mixture, pressing down gently to fill the peppers evenly.
  8. Place the stuffed peppers in a baking dish, standing them upright.
  9. Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the peppers are tender.
  10. Remove the foil from the baking dish, sprinkle the remaining shredded cheese over the tops of the peppers, and return them to the oven. Bake for an additional 5-10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  11. Once done, remove the stuffed peppers from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes before serving.
  12. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley if desired, and serve hot.

These beef and rice stuffed peppers are delicious, nutritious, and perfect for a comforting family dinner. Enjoy!

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