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Stuffed Green Pepper

My family especially enjoys this dish in the summer when fresh tomatoes and green peppers are readily available. This recipe was given to me by my mother-in-law, they always ask me to make it for them!
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 55 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 6 medium fresh tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 celery ribs, diced
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 4 medium green peppers
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 cup instant rice, cooked
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil


  • In a large saucepan, combine the tomatoes, onion, celery, tomato sauce, water, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 10-15 minutes. Meanwhile, cut tops off of green peppers and remove seeds; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, rice, basil and remaining salt and pepper. Fill peppers with beef mixture. Carefully place peppers in tomato sauce. Spoon some sauce over tops of peppers.
  • Cover and simmer for 40-45 minutes or until beef is cooked and peppers are tender.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 324 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 1565mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 7g fiber), 27g protein.

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  • Theresa
    Apr 28, 2020

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  • falcon49mom2
    Feb 23, 2013

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  • Kristiana13
    Sep 3, 2011

    LOVED good and easy.

  • Kristiana13
    Sep 3, 2011

    Loved this good!

  • katbrown2057
    Feb 5, 2010

    I have made these Stuffed Green Peppers a number of times. It is easy to make and my family loves them. I always make a few extra to put in my lunch.

  • getto140
    Sep 3, 2008

    This was easy to make and I used my home-grown tomatoes, peppers and onions (YUM), but it doesn't compare to my mother's stuffed peppers! I would make these again, though.

  • uppereustis
    May 12, 2008

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