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Simple Stuffed Green Peppers

We always have a lot of extra peppers in the garden. So I prepare a bunch of these stuffed peppers, then freeze them for baking later. That way, we can enjoy them year-round. They're always a treat, no matter how often I serve them!
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 8 medium green peppers, tops and seeds removed
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) tomato soup, undiluted
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1-1/2 cups cooked rice


  • In boiling salted water, cook peppers for 3-5 minutes. Remove and set aside. In a skillet, cook beef, onion and is tender. Drain any fat. Add seasonings and soup; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Stir in cheese; cook and stir until melted. Stir in rice. Fill peppers; place in a shallow baking dish. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes.

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  • lkelley84
    Oct 20, 2019

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    Sep 23, 2019

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  • Ruffshse
    Mar 1, 2018

    Have made these many times. Making them today. My son loves them.

  • jmiz
    Mar 31, 2016

    I halved this recipe, used two green and two red peppers. I followed the recipe but did use 1 1/2 tsp chili powder, 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce and a shake of crushed red peppers. I also used the broccoli-cheddar rice suggested by another cook. I cut the peppers in half and baked in a 9x13 pan. It was delicious, I will make again.

  • Veronica
    Sep 9, 2015

    I made these last night for dinner and the family could not get enough! I did double the chili powder. This is a keeper!!!!!!

  • swedishmilk
    Apr 29, 2015

    This recipe is from the Farm Journal magazine. I inherited my grandmother's cookbooks and when I came across their Plantation Stuffed Peppers recipe I realized it was the same one my mom has used for years. People always ask for the recipe. I recommend doubling all the seasonings, as this recipe was written over 50 years ago when people seemed to prefer less spice. Also, I don't like green peppers so I usually use red and orange. Other than that, this recipe is perfect.

  • ReachtotheStars
    Dec 6, 2014

    I chopped up a red pepper and put it in the stuffing mix when the onion was added. I wish I added more chili powder than recommended because it was kind of bland. The overall recipe was very good though. It was moist and the peppers were cooked well. They were also easy to make. I will be adding some crushed rep pepper next time or more chili powder.

  • kassie1
    Sep 9, 2013

    Halving the recipe, I added 2 finely chopped jalepenos and a few (6 med-large) chopped mushrooms to the onion/hamburger mix. Used the full lb of burger and 1c rice. Added less chili pwdr because we don't like that flavor to be too overpowering, but that's just personal preference.

  • rieski
    Aug 9, 2013

    I was so excited to make this! But I found the "stuffed" part to be pretty bland. I would like more meat and more seasonings. I doubt that I will make this again.

  • ktbaby22
    Jul 25, 2013

    This recipe was so yummy. I made this with broccoli cheddar rice which added alot. Will make again