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Stuffed Bell Pepper With Ground Beef

Melissa @ Living a Frugal Life
4 from 1 vote
Course Dinner


  • 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 oregano
  • 1 Tablespoon parsley
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic minced or powder
  • 1 Tablespoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon black pepper


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 and put water with pan in the oven
  • 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!
  • 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.