Cheesy Stuffed Peppers Recipe
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Cheesy Stuffed Peppers Recipe

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This is my favorite summertime supper because I can use peppers and tomatoes fresh from my garden.—Betty DeRoad, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 6 medium green peppers
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2-1/2 cups chopped tomatoes (3 medium)
  • 1-1/2 cups cooked rice

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 419 calories, 21g fat (13g saturated fat), 96mg cholesterol, 509mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 4g fiber), 31g protein


  1. Cut tops off peppers and remove seeds. In a Dutch oven, cook peppers in boiling water 6-8 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  2. Meanwhile, brown beef, onion and salt in a skillet; drain. Cool slightly. Stir in the cheese, tomatoes and rice.
  3. Drain peppers and stuff with meat mixture. Place in a baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Cheesy Stuffed Peppers in Country Ground Beef 1993, p57

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Reviewed Mar. 18, 2016

"Instead of beef I added ground lamb instead. This made the meal much lighter."

Reviewed Apr. 16, 2015

"So easy, so quick, so good! I followed exactly as written. Some may say it needs a little spice but the favors really work great to create an easy satisfying meal! I even got a "really good" out of my husband! ??"

Reviewed Feb. 11, 2015

"was excellent.."

Reviewed Sep. 23, 2013

"these peppers are really good and so simple to make. the best part is you can freeze them and they taste even better the next time around. YUM!"

Reviewed Aug. 27, 2013

"very good and tasty. I liked that you cooked and drained the beef before baking it in the pepper. My husband loves stuffed peppers but always complained that it was too greasy. Not with this recipe. I think I would add a little more heat next time or maybe add some ketchup and mustard since it kind of tastes like a cheeseburger!"

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