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

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.

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.


Most Helpful

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!

Kristiina July 23, 2009

What a great idea chilepepper! This turned out perfectly. I had to make some adjustments because my husband is on the Atkin's diet, so I substituted the rice with egg. Very easy to put together. I cut the peppers into small chunks and sprinkled on the ground beef. This would also be good with cheese. Thanks for a quick and delicious dinner!

yogi November 03, 2003

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