Almost Stuffed Peppers Recipe

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For a quick way to enjoy an old favorite, stir up Jan Roat's stuffed green pepper makings in a skillet. "This easy one-pan meal is requested so often I even make it when I'm not in a hurry," notes the active Red Lodge, Montana cook.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 large green pepper, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked instant rice

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 240 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 140mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 16g protein


  1. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Remove; set aside and keep warm.
  2. In the same skillet, combine the water, tomatoes, green pepper, onion and seasonings; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until vegetables are tender. Stir in rice; cover and remove from the heat. Let stand for 5 minutes. Stir in beef; return to the heat and cook until heated through. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Almost Stuffed Peppers in Quick Cooking July/August 1998, p63

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Reviewed Dec. 15, 2014

"If you got to this page by a photo link on yummly or pinterest - the photo is mine and is being lifted off the AR website. The recipe has been modified, which is why it looks way saucier then the recipe here is. If you want a link to the actual recipe in the photo you can follow this one. or find me on AR where I actually reviewed the recipe and added a photo - the user name is the same as here."

Reviewed Jan. 24, 2013

"Quick, easy and really good. I did add about a Tbsp of minced garlic and we melted mozzarella on top before serving just like we do with real stuffed peppers. This will definitely become a regular go to quick meal."

Reviewed Dec. 25, 2011

"Very easy and very tasty. Good with turkey sausage instead of ground beef, also."

Reviewed Mar. 10, 2011

"it was good. But it seemed to be missing something."

Reviewed Feb. 11, 2011

"This is a fabulous way to get all of the flavor of stuffed peppers without all of the time and effort. I like to use leftover rice and reduce the liquid and cooking time for an even faster result."

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