Seasoned Stuffed Bell Peppers

Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr

I like all well seasoned food so I guess that is what attracted me to this recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut off and discard the top fourth of the bell peppers.
  2. Remove the seeds and membrane.
  3. Place peppers upright in 1/3 to 1/2 inch salted water in heavy pot.
  4. Bring water to a boil and cover tightly, then lower flame and cook for exactly 5 minutes.
  5. Remove peppers, drain thoroughly and set aside while preparing the stuffing.
  6. In large heavy pot heat oil and saute the ground beef and onions until brown.
  7. Add garlic, thyme, salt, black pepper, basil and red pepper.
  8. Cook on low for 5 minutes.
  9. Add drained tomatoes and cook 2-3 minutes breaking up tomatoes.
  10. Add cooked rice and worcestershire, mixing well.
  11. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  12. Remove from heat and add cheeses.
  13. Stuff peppers and bake at 350 degrees, uncovered, for 20-30 minutes or until lightly brown.
Most Helpful

Flavor was good, not too difficult to prepare. These were my first stuffed peppers and to me it was just TOO much pepper for me, I dumped the second one out and only ate the filling.

Love to Eat!! August 07, 2009

Hello there! :) I made this last night for dinner. It was a huge hit! I have to say, I forgot to use the Worcestershire sauce and parm cheese. That wasn't intentional, since I had both. I think I was just in a hurry. Parsley cut her peppers length-wise, so did I. I have done that for a couple years now. For me, they are easier to serve that way. I cooked my rice in beef broth, with a little garlic powder and italian seasoning. After that was done, I added chopped stewed tomatoes, since that was all I had on hand, and a bit of tomato sauce.. not much though. Something else, I didn't cook my peppers before hand. After I stuff them, I like to add some water (about 3/4 of an inch from the bottom). It seems to cook the peppers more evenly. I added a bit of cheddar cheese to the top of the peppers about 5 minutes before they came out of the oven. On the side, were roasted potato slices. Thank you so much for the yummy recipe. Next time I make it, I'll make sure to add the things I forgot to include.

VickyJ July 19, 2009

I didn't have meat on hand so I used TVP soaked in beef broth, it still turned out very well. This was really great, and I'm not usually a stuffed pepper fan... I came looking for a recipe that didn't involve tomato paste and sugar, and this was excellent.

Ophirmom September 14, 2008