How to Make Stuffed Green Bell Peppers Recipe

Stuffed Peppers Garden Recipes

Stuffed Bell Peppers Recipe

This stuffed green bell pepper recipe makes for a hearty meal. You will enjoy them at lunch, or for dinner. Some peppers are larger (or smaller) than others. Depending upon the size of the peppers, plan on one to two stuffed peppers per person. For dinners, people are more likely to have two each. Don’t be surprised if someone with a big appetite decides to stuff down a third helping!

This recipe uses condensed tomato soup. No water or milk is added. Some people use marinara or spaghetti sauce. That’s okay, too.

Most commonly, sweet green bell peppers are used in this and other stuffed pepper recipes. However, you can use any color of sweet bell peppers. There are several colors to choose from, including orange, red, purple, and brownish tan. For a colorful presentation, use a variety of sweet bell peppers.

Contributed by: Bob M., Rochester, N.Y.

Yield: Six stuffed peppers

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Stuffed Peppers Ingredients

6 green bell peppers

One medium to large onion, chopped

1 lb. lean ground beef

1 cup uncooked white minute rice

Salt, to taste

Pepper, to taste

3 cans of tomato soup

Note: If you are using very large peppers, you may need to use a little more hamburger and rice.

Recipe Tip: We recommend using 90% or higher lean hamburger.

Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Directions How to Make Stuffed Bell Peppers

  1. Wash peppers. Then, cut the tops off, and remove the seeds. Rinse the cavity.
  2. Next, blanch the peppers in boiling water for 2-4 minutes. Or, put them in a container of hot water, and blanch them in the microwave. Don’t let them get too soft, or they will break as you stuff them.
  3. Allow peppers to cool slightly, so they are easier to handle and stuff.
  4. Cook minute rice as instructed on the box.
  5. Cook hamburger and onions in a frying pan, until the hamburger is browned.
  6. Drain excess fat from the hamburger.
  7. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Pre-heat oven to 350 ° F.
  9. Mix hamburger and rice together.
  10. Stuff hamburger and rice mixture into the peppers. Be careful not to break the pepper.
  11. Place stuffed peppers in a casserole with the open end up.
  12. Pour tomato soup over and around the peppers. Do not add water or milk to the soup.
  13. Bake in the oven for 30 – 40 minutes.
  14. Serve piping hot.  

Stuffed Green Bell Pepper Recipe Variations

This is a great meal to try variations. Here are a few ideas:

  • For cheese lovers: Add cheddar cheese or American cheese on top. Add the cheese about five minutes before it is done baking. 

  • Some like it hot: If that’s you, mix a little hot sauce into the hamburger, as you cook it.

  • For garlic lovers: Add 1-2 chopped cloves of garlic, into the hamburger mix.

  • Meat lovers: Add a little extra hamburger, and use less rice.

  • Potato Lovers: Peel and cut potatoes into quarters. Add it to the casserole dish before cooking. Make sure potatoes are below the surface of the soup. When including potatoes, you may need to increase the oven time by 5-10 minutes.

  • As previously mentioned, some people prefer marinara or spaghetti sauce instead of tomato soup.

Got leftovers? Stuffed peppers freeze well.

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