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Spicy Stuffed Peppers

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


  • 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


  • 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.

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  • Victoria
    May 16, 2018

    i put an egg and 1/2 lb ground pork comes out moist plus to make it a little spicy i use 1 can ro-tel diced tomatoes and chiles ,mix it with a can of tomatoe sauce 1/2 cup water and simmer on top of stove for two hrs covered .til peppers are done yum yum

  • Ilovematty
    Dec 29, 2015

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

  • Katyjane
    Dec 2, 2014

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

  • Ptrck85
    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.

  • krazylady602
    Aug 19, 2013

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  • angieact1
    Jul 16, 2013

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

  • parksville
    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!

  • Igraine32
    Apr 17, 2013

    There is something not quite right about how this recipe is written. I think next time i will brown the meat and onions first, drain and then add the rice and seasonings. Otherwise, this comes out extremely runny. I'm talking fat juice and liquid from the salsa pouring out of the cooked peppers.

  • Eden G.
    Dec 19, 2012

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  • akkaren
    Apr 29, 2012

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