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Spicy Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Spicy Stuffed Peppers Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

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Ilovematty User ID: 8607813 240540
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."

Katyjane User ID: 7432392 213828
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2014

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

Ptrck85 User ID: 7455443 10435
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."

angieact1 User ID: 1990802 50505
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2013

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

parksville User ID: 1598935 14075
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!"

Igraine32 User ID: 7006585 38469
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2013 Edited Jul. 11, 2014

"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."

Kathy2688515 User ID: 5967914 38467
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2012

"My husband loved this recipe. I will try some of the tips that the other members suggested. Think it would be great with the cheese. Will try next time. I wonder how they would be to make ahead and freeze them or if the peppers would be to mushy that way?"

damonsamara User ID: 5029442 38466
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2011

"My husband said these were the BEST stuffed peppers I've ever made. I chose to add a combination of mozzarella and Mexican cheese to top each pepper after the baking time and returning it to the warm oven for a couple of minutes."

tree doc User ID: 5612395 14092
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2011

"The most tasty stuffed peppers I have ever made. My daughter, who doesn't like green peppers, loves this recipe."

watershoe User ID: 5452191 7387
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2010

"I made this recipe last night and it was delicious! I added banana peppers and topped them with shredded cheese, sour cream and salsa. Yum! Might add bacon and jalapenos next time."

eschmandt User ID: 5006524 13207
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2010

"I made this for my card club potluck and everyone loved it! I used colored peppers because they were on sale. Tomorrow I am going to try it with peppers fresh from the garden."

Onesecsmile User ID: 4759404 38465
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2010

"I re-vamped this recipe because I didn't think this would be spicy. If you are a spicy food lover like me, then use a whole large jalapeno (diced) in this recipe. Also use about a half teaspoon to a teaspoon of cayenne pepper. I also used a large shallot instead of an onion. This made it taste so yummy! I also used about three splashes of worcestershire sauce in the meat mixture plus some steak seasoning and garlic salt. I also topped it off with paprika and lemon pepper after I filled the peppers. About 10 mins before they were done, I added a Mexican cheese blend to top it off and melt! Enjoy!"

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