Stuffed Bell Peppers Picadillo

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins

A different type of stuffed pepper with a spicy/sweet combination of ingredients. Looks like I found the recipe in an article on budget-friendly meals. Pretty healthy, too.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat broiler. Arrange peppers, cut side down in a shallow baking pan and coat with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Broil 3 to 4 inches from heat source 10 minutes, turning once until lightly charred. Set oven temperature to 375°F.
  3. Meanwhile, heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add ground beef, chili powder and cinnamon. Cook, breaking up chunks of meat, until no longer pink. Drain off any fat. Add remaining ingredients; bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer 10 to 12 minutes until barley is tender. Spoon into pepper halves.
  4. Loosely cover with foil and bake 20 to 25 minutes until peppers are tender.


Most Helpful

Really liked the flavors in this. Roasting the peppers first mellows the flavor a bit, which was nice. Will probably add more chili powder next time; went a little light with hopes that my kids would eat it. I've got leftover filling, so I'll probably try to make a soup out of it somehow. Thanks for a great recipe!

knitaholic May 07, 2007

This was good, healthy is right, and the kids loved it. I should have cooked the barley longer as it wasn't fast cooking, maybe put the mix in a crock pot for a few hours, and I think I might have been a bit stingy with the salsa, next time will add more so that it wouldn't dry out. I liked the sweet and spicy mix. Will definitely make this again, thanks. (Also in Aus, we don't have boilers, so I used the grill)

MellowMel April 21, 2006

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