Rice-Stuffed Peppers Recipe
- 2 pounds ground beef
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 small green pepper, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 3-3/4 cup water
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained
- 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
- 1 tablespoon ground cumin
- 3 cups uncooked instant rice
- 4 medium green peppers
- CHEESE SAUCE:
- 1-1/2 pounds process American cheese, cubed
- 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained
- 1. In a Dutch oven, cook beef, onion, chopped green pepper, garlic, salt and pepper over medium heat until beef is no longer pink; drain. Add the water, tomatoes, tomato sauce and cumin. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes.
- 2. Stir in rice; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat; cover and let stand for 5 minutes.
- 3. Remove tops and seeds from the peppers; cut in half widthwise. Place in a large pan of boiling water; boil for 4 minutes.
- 4. Drain peppers and stuff with meat mixture. Place remaining meat mixture in an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish; top with stuffed peppers, pressing down gently. Cover and bake at 350° for 1 hour. In a saucepan, heat sauce ingredients until cheese is melted. Serve over peppers. Yield: 8 servings.
1 each: 668 calories, 32g fat (18g saturated fat), 110mg cholesterol, 2114mg sodium, 53g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 5g fiber), 42g protein.
Reviews for Rice-Stuffed Peppers
"My husband would probably rate this a 5/5 but I think 4 more because I thought it could have had more flavor. Don't get me wrong, I think it was very good. But I think more spices would have done the trick. This was a lengthy recipe. Took a lot of time and a lot of dishes. But I still think it was worth it. I also found that the rice seemed a bit overdone and mushy. Next time I'll try to cook it a bit less. Overall, a great recipe, but one that requires plenty of time and patience (at least for me)."
"So delicious! I only had one pound of meat to use, so added double the chopped green pepper and used only 2 cups of rice...it was a little more soupy, but when it cooked up, it was just fine. I also didn't have any processed cheese at home so I just topped them with shredded cheese and they were still amazing! Definitely a keeper recipe!"
"Takes time, but worth it."
"Very good! I have made this several times. Love the cheese sauce."
"Made these last week and will feed the entire clan at the beach next week"
"This is a good week night dinner"
"I made this for a church supper recently and received raving reviews for several. At least one asked for the recipe. It is definitely a keeper. Cynthia Lingle, Columbia MS."
"The recipe was very good. It tasted like my chili so nothing new there. I used regular rice and cooked it seperately. The sauce made the dish for me. Without the sauce it wouldn't be anything special."
"Absolutely delicious. My family loved it. I used 8 peppers. It makes a lot of filling. I also used half the cheese sauce topping. This is a keeper. It's very tasty. Perfect left over and to freeze. Thanks for sharing."
"I halved the filling and it still made enough for 4 peppers. It is very good. Used brown instant rice instead of white, and beef broth instead of water. Will keep this as my go to stuffed pepper recipe. I can see how this filling would make great burritos."
"I made this for my husband & I last night so I cut the recipe in two. There was a lot of the rice mixture tho so my do 2 peppers & use 1/3 of the rest of the recipe. We both enjoyed this, the cheese sauce was a little too cheesy so I added a bit of low fat sour cream just to tone it down a bit & that worked well. Made a lot of sauce! We will make this again."
"Tried this last night, was a hit with my hubby and myself!! I cut the recipe in half since was only cooking for 2 but would be a nice company meal!!!"
"yummy in my tummy"
"Had to laugh when I saw this one come up. Worked as a 'Vollie' Cook at a major Sr. Meals center (Meals on wheels, out to remote sites, etc.) This exact was on the monthly rotation. "4 medium green peppers" ... how about over 1,000.Took me a few hours to cut/core the things, but never any 'left overs' at the Sr. Food Centers. Things actually freezes very well so make more and chuck them in the freezer for a quick lunch."
"This is similar to my Mom's recipe although she couldn't use the chiles or the cheese sauce because of my Dad's finickiness. Instead she sprinkled shredded cheddar cheese on top of each pepper. The other thing she did that made it stand out was adding a bit of white corn to the recipe. This gives it a little more crunch and adds an extra veggie to the meal."
"Great recipe, my family loved it!"
"Excellent!!!! My favorite stuffed pepper recipe"
"We used "Spanish Rice-A-Roni"... LOVED IT! :)"
"Good for a cold day! Easy to make and the recipe cuts in half well. I added a diced jalapeno from the garden for some kick."
"only change I made was to use "Spanish rice-a-roni" instead of plain white or brown rice. adds alot of flavor to mixture without adding anything else to stuff peppers"
"This is the ONLY stuffed pepper recipe I make. It is so flavorful, and super easy..plus it makes a ton!"
"This is the only stuffed pepper I have ever made and it was fantastic! I have made it numerous times for friends and family. There is a lot of extra rice, so if I am making it for a carryin I just do a few more peppers. The rice mixture also makes great burritos! I think the cheese is necessary but just melted velveeta is good as well. Very good! Also reheats well."
"I love LOVE stuffed peppers and am always looking for new recipes. This one was really good. I tasted the rice mixture before putting it all in the oven and could NOT wait to eat!!! haha It was delish! I found, however, that the amount of rice is way more than the beef, so if you like alot of meat in your peppers, then you should at least another 1/2 lb. I also added in a few of my own spices. YUMMY!!!!"
"I have made this a couple of times now. Haven't made the cheese sauce to go with it but it is great without it. I will have to try it with the cheese sauce on the side."
"my husband and stepdaughter loved this recipe, i threw out the old style recipe i had before. will make again for company!!"
"Came out very good! Everyone loved them. I used only 1 lb of the cheese and it seemed fine."