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Brown Rice Stuffed Peppers

For some extra flavor, I like to add bouillon to the dish while the peppers bake. It also steams them a little. If I make these with ground chicken or turkey, I use chicken bouillon; if I make them with ground beef, I use beef bouillon. —Hope Huggins, Santa Cruz, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 6 medium green peppers
  • 3/4 cup uncooked brown rice
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Pepper to taste


  • Remove tops and seeds from peppers. In a stockpot, bring 10 cups water to boil; cook peppers for 5 minutes. Remove and drain. Cook rice according to package directions.
  • Preheat oven to 375°. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add tomato sauce, herbs, salt and pepper; cook, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Stir in rice. Remove from the heat. Spoon rice mixture into peppers. Place in a shallow ungreased baking dish or casserole. Bake, uncovered, until peppers are tender, 15-20 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 245 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 424mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 18g protein.

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  • martyr333
    Feb 15, 2018

    Used brown rice, and didn’t have tomato sauce so I used about 1/2 bottle of spaghetti sauce- not by choice though. We always use red peppers; chop and saut? the tops and add to filling. Good, filling, and simple to make.

  • bodham
    Jul 17, 2012

    This was great! I added some salsa and a can of black beans! My husband and I finished off the whole recipe by ourselves :)

  • laceyp930
    Feb 4, 2012

    Needs a little more tomato sauce and some mozzarella cheese to top it off, but it was a great recipe for my first attempt at stuffed peppers!

  • ryanswife
    Sep 18, 2009

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  • Michael51
    Jul 14, 2009

    This sounds like the green peppers my dad used to make.He's gone now so I can't get the recipe from him, but I'm sure going to try this one !! Thank you !

  • librarywiz
    Nov 2, 2006

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