January 28, 2011

Stuffed Green Pepper Recipe

My mom used to ask us what we wanted her to make for dinner on our birthdays. I recall asking her to make stuffed green peppers on quite a few of those occasions. Cheesy, full of flavor, and delicious.

Here is my mom’s stuffed green pepper recipe-

Stuffed Green Peppers by Poofy Cheeks


  • 4 green peppers
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 16oz. diced tomatoes
  • 3/4 cup long grain white rice
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Cooking Instructions:

1. Cut the tops off of the peppers and clean seeds out. Put a pot of water on to boil.

Stuffed Green Peppers by Poofy Cheeks

2. Take one of the peppers and chop half of it for the filling.

Stuffed Green Peppers by Poofy Cheeks

3. Put the 3 1/2 peppers into a pot of boiling water and let them boil for 5 minutes. Then remove them, drain any water, and salt the insides. (P.S. I know I only have 2 peppers in my pot! The babies only like the stuffing so there is no need to waste a pepper on them!)

Stuffed Green Peppers by Poofy Cheeks

4. Cook chopped pepper, onion, and ground beef in a large skillet until beef is browned. Then drain.

Stuffed Green Peppers by Poofy Cheeks

5. Return the peppers, onion, and beef back to the burner and add the rice, salt, Worcestershire sauce, tomatoes, and water. Bring the mixture to a boil and then simmer for 15 minutes.

Stuffed Green Peppers by Poofy Cheeks

Stuffed Green Peppers by Poofy Cheeks

6. Place peppers into a casserole dish and fill with stuffing mixture. Generously sprinkle cheese over the top and bake covered for 45 minutes at 350 degrees. Remove the foil and back for another 15 minutes.

Stuffed Green Peppers by Poofy Cheeks

Then remove from oven and EAT!

Stuffed Green Peppers by Poofy Cheeks

Enjoy! I’m linking up over at




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  1. HI! I'm hosting a link up this week -- It's a Keeper Thursdays! I hope you can come over and link up!

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  2. Looks yummy! I love these things but have never put cheese on them - WHY??? Think I will make some soon with the good stuff! :)
    Thanks for visiting from FF&P! :)

  3. Mmmmmm I love stuffed peppers! I've never put the cheese on top though. Sounds good! :)

  4. I love stuffed peppers, too. I am growing my own green peppers this year and will have to give your recipe a try.

    Thanks for sharing.

  5. They look yummy!!

    visiting from FFP

  6. I have them in the oven now and they smell yummy! Another thing to try is to leave off the cheese and use some chili sauce on the top. This would add some zest to the recipe!


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