Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 40 mins

This is a nice stuffed pepper dish that came from a friend from the past. I like this because the meat in this does not turn into a HARD meatball. Pre-cooking it first and then mixing it with the cooked rice is the secret!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Remove tops and seeds from peppers; parboil peppers for 5 minutes and drain.
  2. Place peppers in a baking dish.
  3. Combine ground beef and onion and cook together until done.
  4. Drain and set aside.
  5. Prepare Rice-A-Roni according to package directions.
  6. When rice is done,combine it with the beef and onion.
  7. Fill peppers with rice mixture.
  8. Mix the 1 teaspoons sugar with the tomato sauce and pour this AROUND the peppers (not over).
  9. Cover the baking dish.
  10. Bake at 350°F for 35 minutes and then uncover and top with the shredded cheese.
  11. Bake uncovered for about 5 minutes more to melt cheese.
  12. Serve with the tomato sauce.
Most Helpful

4 5

This was one delicious meal! I did modify the recipe a bit. Because i didn't have rice-a-roni, I subbed Quick Spanish Rice instead. And when cooking the ground beef, I seasoned with Taco Seasoning Mix. The filling for the pepper was so delicious, I was eating it straight before I even got it into the peppers! This is a great dish-- thanks for posting it.

5 5

This recipe was delicious! I never thought to use flavored Rice-A-Roni. I also bought flavored diced tomatoes and didn't have to do any cutting like it stated in the directions for making the rice. I used 6 green peppers and cut them lengthwise. There was filling leftover but I froze it. This was really good!

5 5

Very good! There is enough filling for about 9 large peppers. Next time I am going to add diced green pepper with the onion to the filling as we like more green pepper taste. Hotgrandma