Cheeseburger Pepper Cups Recipe
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Cheeseburger Pepper Cups Recipe

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I like to serve my grandkids something special, and this is one of their favorites. They like red or yellow peppers because they're sweeter and look more appetizing. —Betty Winscher, Royalton, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 medium sweet red, yellow or green peppers
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 413 calories, 16g fat (9g saturated fat), 68mg cholesterol, 893mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 7g fiber), 23g protein.


  1. Cut peppers in half lengthwise and remove seeds; set aside. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the rice, tomato paste, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, garlic salt and pepper. Spoon into peppers.
  2. Place in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish; pour broth around the peppers. Cover and bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake, uncovered, 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Cheeseburger Pepper Cups in Country Extra January 2002, p49

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justmbeth User ID: 1196484 242744
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2016

"Very good stuffed peppers. I only think the cheeseburger taste was slightly moderate. Next time I may use tomato juice or sauce rather than the paste, which kept the filling a bit drier."

summyb User ID: 3917798 229927
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2015

"Absolutely delicious. I only used 2 large peppers, and all the stuffing. Like the other reviewers I used V-8 juice (that's what my Mom always used), and based on janeirv's review I decided to microwave the peppers for a couple of minutes before stuffing them."

janeirv User ID: 3750102 40241
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2014

"Very good! Next time I would parboil peppers a little. They were too crunchy for me, I used white rice, added shredded cheddar in mix too and used tomato juice like the other reviewer did. Very good!"

gunslinger User ID: 544392 34236
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2014

"I made these for dinner last night with peppers from my garden and they were very tasty. I cut the rice in half and used v-8 juice since I didn't have vegetable broth on hand. I think they would also make a good freezer meal .A delicious and economical main dish."

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