Spicy Stuffed Peppers Recipe
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Spicy Stuffed Peppers Recipe

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This is one of my family's favorite recipes. It can be fixed any time of the year, but it's especially good with fresh peppers from the garden.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 green peppers, tops and seeds removed
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup cooked rice
  • 1 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • 1 jar (8 ounces) picante sauce

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 265 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 69mg cholesterol, 965mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 3g fiber), 24g protein


  1. Cook peppers in boiling salted water for 3 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water. Combine ground beef, onion, rice and seasonings; spoon into peppers. Place in a greased baking dish; top with picante sauce. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 35-40 minutes or until meat is no longer pink. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Spicy Stuffed Peppers in Country June/July 1993, p47

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Reviewed Dec. 29, 2015

"Good. I added low fat cheese on the top during the last five minutes. Each pepper is enough for 2 people."

Reviewed Dec. 2, 2014

"Not bad but needed a little something extra in the meat mixture - like cheese"

Reviewed Mar. 10, 2014

"My wife and I loved this! I was worried the onion might be a little overpowering but it was perfect. My only suggestion would be to add some salsa to the meat mixture so it's a little more moist."

Reviewed Jul. 16, 2013

"This was a very tasty and easy recipe. I added cheddar cheese and it was a hit with the kids."

Reviewed Jun. 20, 2013

"Delicious! I used red peppers, added 1 large seeded & minced jalapeno, sprinkled tex-mex cheese on each pepper before adding the salsa then once cooked more cheese and back in the oven to melt. Served them w/ sour cream - oh so good! Very filling and juicy. A keeper!"

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