19 Reviews

This was a great way to cook peppers on the stovetop! They turned out nice and saucy, and the meat was done right on time just as promised. The flavor reminds me of good homestyle cooking- perhaps many "Moms" made peppers that tasted quite like this. I know it tasted kind of like my Moms peppers! Good comfort food! Thanks for a nice recipe!

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Sue Lau September 15, 2002

I loved it! I was looking for a recipe like my mom use to make and this is pretty close. The only thing is she did not precook the onions but they tasted just the same and she didnt add tomatoes, although I like the addition of tomatoes. This is good ole comfort food at its best and I will make it exactly as written again, for sure. Thanks Karen for a great recipe!

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KISS THE COOK August 21, 2014

I usually make my peppers with only tomato soup but have now found a new favorite addition--the tomatoes but will cut back tomatoes to 14 oz can~~~32 oz way to many tomatoes for me.

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mamawJ January 09, 2013

I won't rate the recipe as written because I cook the peppers differently. I put all the ingredients together (uncooked including rice and peppers) and then boil them in a stock pot for 1 1/2 hours. This method does require that you use double the amount of tomato saunce. But, you don't need to precook. The actual ingredients listed are just perfect.

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Petite Mommy January 05, 2012

finally a traditional stuffed pepper! this is just like my grandmothers recipe. She also made some without peppers for the kids and we always called them porcupine meatballs, good stuff! When you cook the meat in the pepper vs loose you can add all kinds of leftovers too like a little diced cheese, sausage, even pepperoni! Perfect as written & thanks for posting!

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Allie in Cali February 28, 2010

Love it....loveit...love it...exactly how my mom used to make them...works well with turkey...only change was I added garlic to the sauteed onions...thanks for a great recipe!

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Christine G. January 27, 2010

Instead of precooking peppers, I followed this recipe using some of the sauce and garlic and parmesan cheese mixed with the meat. My mother-in-law made these without precooking peppers and the sauce was to die for cause the peppers flavared the sauce. We had canned corn in the sauce with the cooked peppers. This recipe is tops if you cook it like I suggest.

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mgouin May 20, 2009

I made this for dinner tonight. It was easy and delicious! Thanks for posting it!

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amy carew-sturgis August 13, 2008

I have been searching for a good stuffed bell pepper recipe for a very long time. I finally found my keeper! It was so easy, and it was alot faster than other recipes. It was very, very good. I added a little bit of the tomato mixture to the beef mixture before stuffing the peppers. Also, I only stuffed 3 peppers and the rest of the meat I put in blobs in the sauce too. Thanks for posting this recipe!!

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jmerph March 17, 2008
Mom's Stuffed Bell Peppers