Easy Stuffed Pepper Recipe

Dinner on the table in 30 minutes from start to finish with these quick and easy stuffed pepper recipe!

This is a great one to make on those busy summer nights when you are running to the beach or other activities for the kids!  You can cook these with the top son or with the tops off.

Easy Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Ingredients:
1 cup white rice
1 pound hamburger
1 jar spaghetti sauce
5-6 bell peppers (I use colorful ones as they do not have the same haunting powers as the green ones)
1 Tablespoon of oregano, parsley, garlic minced or powder, salt and black pepper

Directions:
Place 2 cups water in medium saucepan to boil. Add rice once boiling, stir just to mix. Drop heat to low and cover pan. Set timer for 18 minutes.

Stuffed Peppers 1

Place hamburger in large skillet on medium heat. Break up chunks as it browns. Drain off excess grease and return to skillet.

While meat is browning and rice is cooking, top and clean peppers.

Once meat is drained, add seasonings to meat along with rice.
Stir in jar of spaghetti sauce. Mix everything well. Remove from heat.

Stuffed Peppers 2

Spoon meat mixture into peppers making sure to pack deep into pepper while filling.

 

They are ready to eat at this point. Or for softer peppers place in a 350 oven until ready to eat (if longer then 1 hour, drop heat to 250) – fill ovenproof pan with hot water just about half way. Pour water with pan in the oven…believe me! Dropping this or splashing boiling water on yourself is not the way to start the meal off right…

Alternate way to soften peppers…after cleaning them, place in pan of water and simmer while meat/rice are cooking. The peppers will be soft and tear easily, not to mention be really hot!

Serving suggestions:
Place tops back on peppers after filling with meat/rice mixture. The tops may burn so watch them at end of cooking time
Chop pepper tops and place in meat or rice mixture…this is my favorite way

Easy Stuffed Peppers 3

When ready to serve, gently and carefully place on plate. I usually offer extra spaghetti sauce or salsa, sour cream and shredded cheese for guests to serve themselves.

These are great for make ahead meals. Freeze each pepper in a baggie, warm in microwave.

Time savers:
Use prepared hamburger
Use prepared or bag rice

 

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Stuffed Bell Pepper With Ground Beef
 
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Recipe type: Dinner
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup white rice
  • 1 pound hamburger
  • 1 jar spaghetti sauce
  • 5-6 bell peppers (I use colorful ones as they do not have the same haunting powers as the green ones)
  • 1 Tablespoon of oregano, parsley, garlic minced or powder, salt and black pepper
Directions
  1. Place 2 cups water in medium saucepan to boil. Add rice once boiling, stir just to mix. Drop heat to low and cover pan. Set timer for 18 minutes.
  2. Place hamburger in large skillet on medium heat. Break up chunks as it browns. Drain off excess grease and return to skillet.
  3. While meat is browning and rice is cooking, top and clean peppers.
  4. Once meat is drained, add seasonings to meat along with rice.
  5. Stir in jar of spaghetti sauce. Mix everything well. Remove from heat.
  6. Spoon meat mixture into peppers making sure to pack deep into pepper while filling.
  7. They are ready to eat at this point. Or for softer peppers place in a 350 oven until ready to eat (if longer then 1 hour, drop heat to 250)
  8. Fill ovenproof pan with hot water just about half way and put water with pan in the oven
  9. Alternate way to soften peppers...after cleaning them, place in pan of water and simmer while meat/rice are cooking. The peppers will be soft and tear easily, not to mention be really hot!
  10. When ready to serve, gently and carefully place on plate. I usually offer extra spaghetti sauce or salsa, sour cream and shredded cheese for guests to serve themselves.
  11. These are great for make ahead meals. Freeze each pepper in a baggie, warm in microwave.

 

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  1. These look great. My mom makes peppers just like this. Some of the kids would only eat the filling, or my husband, but I like the entire pepper and extra stuffing!

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