My MIL makes great stuffed peppers and mine always seemed bland. She told me her trick was to use all ketchup instead of tomato sauce. So I just modified my recipe to use ketchup and they are great. Sounds like a lot of ketchup but these are so good. I always get asked for the recipe and then scare them with the amount of ketchup in it. These are one of my husband's favorite meals. :) I usually just make a salad to accompany the peppers.