Stuffed Green Peppers with Ground Beef

Stuffed Green Peppers with Ground Beef
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What Started it all:
Ground beef, green peppers

This classic American dish features vibrant green peppers stuffed with a savory mixture of ground beef, rice, and seasonings. It's a hearty and satisfying meal that's perfect for any night of the week.


  • 2 large green peppers
  • 1/2 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 cup cooked rice
  • 1/2 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup canned diced tomatoes (with juice)
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Cut the tops off the green peppers and remove the seeds and membranes. Set the peppers aside.
  3. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and cook until softened, about 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add the minced garlic to the skillet and cook for another minute until fragrant.
  5. Add the ground beef to the skillet and cook until browned, breaking it up with a spoon as it cooks. This should take about 5-7 minutes.
  6. Stir in the cooked rice, canned diced tomatoes (with juice), Worcestershire sauce, salt, black pepper, dried oregano, and dried basil. Cook for another 2-3 minutes until well combined and heated through.
  7. Remove the skillet from the heat and stir in half of the shredded cheddar cheese.
  8. Spoon the beef mixture into the hollowed-out green peppers, packing it in tightly.
  9. Place the stuffed peppers in a baking dish and cover them with aluminum foil.
  10. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes.
  11. Remove the foil and sprinkle the remaining shredded cheddar cheese on top of the peppers.
  12. Return the dish to the oven and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  13. Remove from the oven and let the peppers cool for a few minutes before serving.

These stuffed green peppers are a delicious and nutritious meal that's sure to please. The combination of ground beef, rice, and cheese makes for a comforting and filling dish, perfect for a cozy dinner at home. Enjoy!

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