Aunt Virgie's Stuffed Green Bell Peppers

READY IN: 1hr 30mins
Recipe by lauralie41

My aunt was a typical little polish lady that fed everyone! I remember her serving this with mashed potatoes and warm rye bakery bread. It was a good time with the whole family at the table eating great food.

Top Review by Stacky5

This is a wonderful recipe! It was very easy to assemble and tasted so good I couldn't stop eating it! I cooked them in the crockpot exactly as written for 4 hours on high and served them with parsley mashed potatoes and it was such a filling meal! (I did add some shredded mozeralla cheese on top.) I just loved the flavor of the sauce! My kids don't like green peppers, so the extra meatballs that this recipe made was perfect for them (served with the potatoes and sauce). I got a thumbs up from all of them! This recipe reminds me exactly of what my Mom used to make when I was little, and I had forgotten all about it until now...This one is a definite keeper in my house! Thank you, Lauralie41!!! :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place ground chuck in large mixing bowl. Add next 8 ingredients. With clean, damp hands mix meat mixture together until well combined.
  2. Rinse green peppers and slice top offs. Cut peppers in half and remove seeds.
  3. Make meatballs with approximately 2 tablespoons of ground chuck mixture and place in half sections of green peppers.
  4. In large Dutch Oven, place meat stuffed pepper halves in bottom of pan. With remaining meat make more meatballs and arrange on top of peppers.
  5. Pour V-8 juice over all the meatballs. Add tomato sauce and crushed tomatoes. With spoon spread tomato paste over top. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes, onion and garlic flakes.
  6. Cook on medium low heat for approximately one hour or until meatballs are cooked through.
  7. Serve with mashed potatoes.

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