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Stuffed Bell Peppers

Course Beef, Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword beef, bell peppers
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories 701 kcal


  • 4 bell peppers 4 same size bell peppers
  • 2 cups cooked white rice 2 cups cooked white rice
  • 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 28 ounces tomato sauce 28 ounces strained or pureed tomato sauce
  • 1 garlic clove 1 garlic clove crushed but left whole
  • 1 pound ground beef 1 pound ground beef
  • .50 onion 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • .50 cup parmesan cheese 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese + more for tops
  • 1 cup mozzarella 1 cup mozzarella, shredded
  • salt and pepper salt and pepper
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  1. Preheat oven to 350

    In a large pot over medium heat the olive oil, onion, garlic and add the butter. Once the garlic is golden, remove and discard.

    Add the ground beef to the large pot. With the back of a spoon break down the ground beef on smaller pieces. Cook until all the juices from the meat are gone. 

  2. Add the tomato sauce, salt and pepper. Lower the heat, cover and cook for 20 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile slice the bell peppers in half lengthwise. Remove all the internal seeds. Clean and dry. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

    Butter an ovenproof pan. 

  4. When the tomato sauce is done, add the rice and mix well. Add the parmesan cheese and mozzarella to the mixture.

  5. Fill each half of bell peppers with tomato and rice. Sprinkle the remaining 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese over the peppers. 

  6. Bake in the hot oven for 20 to 25 minutes, until cheese is melted, and the peppers are slightly soft.

Nutrition Facts
Stuffed Bell Peppers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 701 Calories from Fat 378
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 42g 65%
Saturated Fat 17g 85%
Cholesterol 118mg 39%
Sodium 1523mg 63%
Potassium 1294mg 37%
Total Carbohydrates 42g 14%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 14g
Protein 36g 72%
Vitamin A 99.2%
Vitamin C 202.5%
Calcium 35.5%
Iron 28.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.