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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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.
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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