I have never had stuffed bell peppers before and wanted to try a new recipe for dinner. I came across this recipe and the reviews were pretty impressive, so I decided to try it. It was easy enough to make, but I wasnt overly impressed like most others were. Then again, I have nothing to compare them to so maybe that had something to do with it. They were good, but not as good as I was expecting. it reminded me of eating tacos, only no tortilla. I think they tasted a lot better as leftovers. I also tweaked the recipe based on some of the reviews. Instead of beef I used ground turkey. I used fire roasted canned tomatoes for a little extra flavor and also added 1 cup of water and a small can of tomato sauce. After halving the peppers and cutting out the membranes, I boiled them in salted water for five minutes to ensure the peppers would be soft. Will keep this recipe for future use just to have something different for a meal every once in a while.
OK - so I LOOVED this recipe. Super good. Thanks for posting. I did make some changes...added water to the canned tomatoes as recommended - also added a small can of green chili's to the tomatoes. I used the taco seasoning mix here on this site - http://www.food.com/recipe/taco-seasoning-budget-friendly-seasoning-for-tacos-burritos-166030 and used Quinoa as a sub for the rice. I also mixed some of the cheese into the meat mixture. It was super good. I'm going to make this again soon. I sure hope the CSA keeps the peppers coming! :)
My family loves this recipe. Even my picky eater! I have made it 3 times for my family and once for company. It is always a hit. Thanks for sharing.
The meat mixture freezes great too. If you have a small family like me then you can save half for another night.
Delicious! Easy to make. I made a few changes to the recipe. I used basmati rice, for the taco seasoning I used, 1 tbsp chili powder, 1 tbsp cumin, 1 tbsp tex mex seasoning, 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper and 1/4 tsp salt. Instead of an egg, I used 2 tbsp of liquid egg white and 1 tbsp of canola oil, this is a substitution I find works well for eggs in recipes. Besides that, I followed everything else. They were wonderful and I will be making them again!
Wonderful! This is a simple and delicious dish and one I would serve for company. I cut the recipe in half used Kittencal's Taco Seasoning Mix#76616 for the taco seasoning mix and followed the instructions. I used yellow and red peppers (but for Christmas I will use green and red) and served with sour cream, Easy Authentic Guacamole#287183, The Best Restaurant Salsa Made at Home#133436 and a small green salad. Thank you for submitting the recipe. This is going into my Favorites of 2011. Made for Let's Party 2011.
I didn't realize until it was too late that I wasn't supposed to cook the hamburger first, but it still came out perfect! Also, I used Goya yellow rice for the peppers since that was what I was making as a side dish. I think it was better this way anyway. I'm already being asked when I'm making it again! Thanks for the recipe!
These came out great!I have never made stuffed peppers before, so I wasn't sure what to expect. I used some leftover chicken that I had made for soup instead of the beef, brown rice and added some leftover queso dip. I also used Rotel spicey tomatoes for the base of the pan. They gave a nice kick. The peppers were very filling. I used 3 peppers so I had 6 halves. We ate 2 halves and wrapped the rest to store in the freezer for a "I don't want to cook night". Thanks for posting.
I had made stuffed peppers only once before, and that was a disaster, trying it vegetarian. Then I found this version and loved it!! It was amazing the first time, and now we are heading for the left-overs. Thank you for posting this simple and easy for company recipe...
This was good even though I used pre-cooked beef instead of raw. I bet it would be even better if the meat cooked in the pepper and I'll try that next time. The only problem I had was that the peppers didn't get soft enough. Next time I'll cook the peppers a bit before adding the filling. Thanks for sharing this recipe!