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5-Ingredient Stuffed Peppers


These 5 ingredient stuffed peppers are baked in the oven! They are filled with ground beef, rice, tomatoes, and melted cheese.

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white plate with Stuffed Peppers

Recipe Features

  • A great option for a busy weeknight and made in 30 minutes.
  • Easy customizable; feel free to skip the rice and just use more vegetables.
  • It’s colorful and festive looking!

Key Ingredients

ingredients to make stuffed Peppers

Ingredient Notes

  • Ground beef.
  • Rice. The Jasmine rice works the best here since it’s fast to cook.
  • Bell pepper. Choose different colors for better presenation.
  • Diced tomatoes. I used the fire-roasted diced tomatoes since it has that special smokey flavor.
  • Cheese. Use your favorite kind. I used sheep’s milk cheese from Costco.

How to Make It

1. Gather the ingredients. Preheat the oven to 400F degrees. Prep the bell peppers. Wash and cut in half lengthwise, remove the seeds and white membrane.

sliced bell peppers with seeds removed

2. Get an oven-safe baking dish, arrange peppers inside, placing the flat side down. Rub with olive oil inside and out. Bake for 15-20 minutes till soft.

bell peppers in the baking dish before going inside the oven

3. Prep the rice. Rinse well till water runs clear, add to the small pot, add water. Bring to boil on high heat, reduce the heat and simmer for approximately 15 minutes till all the water evaporated.

rinsed white rice in the mesh strainer

4. Prep the meat. Preheat cast iron or non-stick pan, add the meat, brown till no longer pink breaking large chunks of meat with the spoon.

skillet with ground beef

5. Once the meat is no longer pink, add diced tomatoes, cooked rice, salt to taste. Mix well.

skillet with beef, tomatoes and rice

6. Bake. Arrange bell peppers in the baking dish facing flat side up. Using a large spoon fill the peppers with the meat mixture pressing it down to make sure the peppers are filled tightly. Add shredded cheese,  bake for 13-15 minutes till cheese is lightly golden.

baking dish with baked stuffed peppers

Recipe Tips

Serve with yogurt or sour cream on top.

Garnish with fresh herbs if desired: dill, parsley, basil.

Some ideas to use instead of rice: quinoa, farro, millet.

To save time, use precooked frozen rice.

To make this dish low-carb, use riced cauliflower instead of rice or skip rice completely and add some mushrooms or extra vegetables to the meat mixture.

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white plate with Stuffed Peppers

5-Ingredient Stuffed Peppers

Natalia-Flavorful Home
Sweet bell peppers with a warm stuffing of ground beef, rice, tomatoes, and melted cheese. Tasty and colorful dinner made with only five main ingredients not counting salt and oil.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 701 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 bell peppers large-sized
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup jasmine rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 3/4 tbsp sea salt
  • 2 cup shredded cheese

Instructions
 

  • Gather the ingredients. Preheat the oven to 400F degrees.
  • Prep the bell peppers. Wash and cut in half lengthwise, remove the seeds and white membrane.
  • Get an oven-safe baking dish, arrange peppers inside placing the flat side down. Rub with olive oil inside and out. Bake for 15-20 minutes till soft.
  • Prep the rice. Rinse well till water runs clear, add to the small pot, add water. Bring to boil on high heat, reduce the heat and simmer for approximately 15 minutes till all the water evaporated.
  • Prep the meat. Preheat cast iron or non-stick pan, add the meat, brown till no longer pink breaking large chunks of meat with the spoon.
  • Once the meat is no longer pink, add diced tomatoes, cooked rice, salt to taste. Mix well.
  • Bake. Arrange bell peppers in the baking dish facing flat side up. Using a large spoon fill the peppers with the meat mixture pressing it down to make sure the peppers are filled tightly. Add shredded cheese,  bake for 13-15 minutes till cheese is lightly golden.

Notes

Serve with yogurt or sour cream on top. Garnish with fresh herbs if desired.
To save time, use precooked frozen rice.
To make this dish low-carb, use riced cauliflower instead of rice or skip rice completely and mushrooms or extra vegetables to the meat mixture.

Nutrition

Calories: 701kcalCarbohydrates: 48gProtein: 37gFat: 39gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 125mgSodium: 1757mgPotassium: 784mgFiber: 4gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 3293IUVitamin C: 124mgCalcium: 359mgIron: 4mg
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Natalia is a recipe developer, food photographer, and home cook. She started Flavorful Home to document easy real food recipes perfect for busy families. She loves creating flavorful and nutritious meals while keeping the cooking process simple and joyful!

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