Tom's Stuffed Bell Peppers

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

Comfort food at its best. My variation of a great recipe. You will love this. Give it a try!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cut tops off of peppers close as possible to the edge and remove seeds.
  3. In a bowl, mix by hand, the ground beef, rice, onions, oregano, basil, black pepper, and 4 ounces of tomato sauce(reserve the remaining sauce).
  4. Stuff each pepper with mixture to the top of pepper.
  5. Place stuffed peppers in large enough baking dish to have room for remaining sauce.
  6. Pour the remaining sauce evenly over each of the peppers.
  7. Slice mozzarella cheese in quarter inch pieces and cut lengthwise again to achieve quarter inch squares 2 inches long.
  8. Bake peppers 1 hour at 400 degrees.
  9. Baste each pepper with sauce from bottom of pan every 15 minutes.
  10. After 45 minutes, place even amounts of mozzarella cheese on top of each pepper.
  11. Place 4 slices on pepper and change direction with additional 4 slices.
  12. Bake additional 15 minutes until cheese is melted.
  13. Remove from oven and let rest for 5 minutes.
  14. Enjoy!


Most Helpful

Big smiles and thumbs up from the family. Thank you

looneytunesfan January 23, 2006

This is a new zaar favorite for me! Great taste and easy to prepare. I used 3 bell peppers and sliced in halves. I used 1.5 lbs ground round and brown rice. I also doubled the tomatoes sauce. Thanks for posting such an all around terrific recipe.

Smilynn January 23, 2006

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