Unstuffed Bell Peppers

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by chilepepper1231

I developed this recipe one day when I had some green peppers with a couple of bad spots on them. I just cut out the bad parts and used them anyway. Since then this is the only way I make it anymore. I never really liked the big chunks of meat in a stuffed pepper anyhow. I am sure someone else has done this too, now some of my family makes it this way too.

Top Review by Kristiina

This was a great dish! I had some green peppers that were on sale but they just weren't so pretty, this casserole was perfect for them! I do recommend using a really good pasta sauce with lots of flavors because those are the only spices that will go into this, I used a sweet basil sauce from classico and it was great! Thanks for sharing this!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 green peppers
  • 1 12 lbs ground beef
  • 1 large onion, chopped medium
  • 1 cup instant rice
  • 3 cups spaghetti sauce (meatless) or 1 (26 ounce) jarprepared spaghetti sauce


  1. Slice peppers in to 1 in strips, or 1 X 1 inch squares.
  2. Place in bottom of a med to large dutch oven.
  3. Mix ground beef with onions and rice.
  4. Break up into medium chunks and sprinkle over the green peppers.
  5. Pour sauce over the top.
  6. Bake covered, 350 degrees for about 1 hour.

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