Stuffed Peppers

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I’m a little behind in my posting. But I promise, I will catch up and all will be super duper Pinteresty and awesome and stuff.

Tonight, I decided I needed a good use for three bell peppers sitting in my fridge. Letting them go to waste would have been a tragedy. Then I remembered stuffed peppers and voila, I made it happen. Of course, I just kind of went off on my own when actually making them, but the recipe was a good starting place.

Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed Peppers


  • 1lb ground beef
  • 1/2 cup long grain uncooked white rice
  • 1 cup water
  • 6 green bell peppers
  • 2 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • cheese (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Place rice and water in saucepan. Bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover, and cook 20 minutes.
  3. In a skillet, cook beef until evenly browned throughout.
  4. Remove and discard tops, seeds, and membranes from peppers. Slice the bottoms to level if they fall over when standing.
  5. In a bowl, mix beef, rice, 1 can tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper. Spoon evenly into peppers.
  6. In separate bowl, combine remaining tomato sauce and Italian seasoning. Cover peppers.
  7. Bake 1 hour, basting every 15 minutes. Cover with cheese for last 15 minutes (if adding.)
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So to start, I didn’t have 6 peppers. I had half and not green ones either. I also didn’t have Worcestershire sauce or tomato sauce or garlic powder. (Like I said, I only used this as a basis for basic cooking instructions.) I did use onion powder. I also decided to add paprika and chili powder. (I like things a little spicy. I also used a spaghetti sauce to replace the tomato sauce.

In assembly, I forgot to add the spaghetti sauce to the meat mixture so it was a little dry… oops! The cheese turned out awesome. I think next time, I’ll add some into the mix to be cheesy on the inside as well. And I won’t forget to put sauce in the meat mixture and not just on top. I didn’t baste my peppers because I didn’t find it necessary.

The peppers turned out great. The meat was a little dry but it is what it is. It still tasted great and I enjoyed it. Mr. H enjoyed it as well and just requested sauce in the meat when I make them again.

Also, my apologies on the picture. I forgot to take one before I cut up my pepper to eat. (I did this so I could eat it quicker and get back to watching my little one.)

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