Our Favorite, Cheesy, Stuffed Green Peppers
Looking for a fun way to use up your ground beef?
Enter loaded stuffed peppers.
These are gorgeous, filling and super-yummy!
Don’t you love placing oh-so-beautiful food in front of family and friends?
It’s just one way to let them know they’re special in your life.
And yes, sometimes you have to go beyond a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and break out the goooooooooood stuff!
But, no worries!
This recipe is simple and most of the ingredients are probably sitting in your pantry and fridge!
I know you’re a busy, so you need a dee-lish, super-easy recipe that makes your family smile — every time!
Don’t worry — this recipe does just that!
When days get a tad bit hairy and stress levels are rising, come to the rescue and serve these loaded stuffed peppers.
Loaded stuffed potatoes help too!
They’re a comfort food without tons of pasta!
For some reason pasta bring out the meanies in me, so any comfort food that is low on pasta is a win in my house!
Oh, and did I tell you this recipe uses rice?
After living in Southeast Asia for seven years, you better believe it that I have some rice recipes up my sleeve!
Fried rice, cheesy rice balls, rice pudding — I’ve made and served all those!
But I have to say, I like the recipes where rice is playing supporting role — not the main character!
But I am a rice snob. If you want some reeeeaaaaallllly good rice — skip Uncle Ben’s and grab some Jasmine rice.
I’ll get off my rice soap box now!
In this dish, the beautiful green peppers are taking main stage.
And they will get a standing ovation from everyone!
Don’t you love colorful food? It makes eating all the more fun!
And hey, no food coloring needed to make this gorgeous green color! ;0)
Ingredients Needed for Stuffed Green Peppers
- Green peppers. These are beautiful when baked!
- Ground beef. Feel free to use ground turkey too!
- Cooked rice. Most of the time we use Jasmine rice.
- Tomato sauce. You can use spaghetti sauce in a pinch!
- Allegro sauce. Feel free to substitute with Worcheshire sauce.
- Salt and Pepper. Sprinkle to taste.
- Shredded sharp cheddar cheese. Please do not use mild. :)
- Freshly minced parsley. Use Italian seasoning if you’re out of fresh parsley!
How to Make Stuffed Green Peppers
Preheat oven to 400’F
Cut the top off of the green peppers and remove all seeds.
Brown ground beef in large skillet.
Add salt, pepper , parsley, and Allegro sauce.
Once meat is browned, stir in tomato sauce.
Remove from heat and stir in cooked rice.
Fill each pepper to the top with beef mixture.
Place on a greased cookie sheet and cover peppers with foil.
Bake for ten minutes, then remove the foil off of the peppers .
Sprinkle each pepper with cheese, then return to oven and bake and additional ten minutes.
Remove from oven and enjoy!
Best Tips for Making Stuffed Green Peppers
One sneaky tip for you — you’ll need some musical theory lessons for this recipe.
No, not kidding.
Try to reminisce to your younger years when you were studying your piano theory and came across the word Allegro.
Yes, it still means fast.
Buuuuuuuut, you need to take the term to the grocery store!
A few weeks ago I learned about an amazing sauce that makes your mouth want to do a happy dance!
It’s called Allegro and I use it in this recipe — and almost all my other recipes now that use Worchestire sauce.
If you can’t grab a jar of Allegro at your market or order it from Amazon here, don’t stress!
Just substitute with worcheshire sauce.
It will still be yummy — but all the super-yummy, recipe tastiness will pop in your mouth if you grab some Allegro.
It’s in the marinade aisle and is super easy to find.
Ready to whip up some gorgeous, loaded, super-stuffed peppers?
I thought so!
Grab the recipe below and get to cooking!
- 4-6 ripe green peppers
- 1 pound ground beef
- 2 cups cooked rice
- 16 oz tomato sauce
- 4 Tablespoons Allegro sauce, (Or substitute with Worcheshire sauce)
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 1 teaspoon freshly minced parsley
- Preheat oven to 400'F
- Cut the top off of the green peppers and remove all seeds. Set aside.
- Brown ground beef in large skillet. Add salt, pepper , parsley and Allegro sauce.
- Once meat is browned, stir in tomato sauce.
- Remove from heat and stir in cooked rice.
- Fill each pepper to the top with beef mixture.
- Place on an engrossed cookie sheet and cover peppers with foil.
- Bake for ten minutes, then remove the foil off of the peppers .
- Sprinkle each pepper with cheese, then return to oven and bake and additional ten minutes.
- Remove from oven and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g