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Di’s Stuffed Green Peppers

Di's Stuffed Green Peppers Recipe


Stuffed green bell peppers filled with ground beef, rice, and mozzarella cheese are easy to prepare for a weeknight meal.


  • 6 eaches green bell peppers, tops and seeds removed (reserve tops)
  • salt to taste
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 (16 ounce) can tomatoes, chopped and liquid reserved
  • ½ cup long-grain white rice
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 dash hot pepper sauce (such as Tabasco®)
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce, divided


  1. Chop reserved green bell pepper tops and measure out 1/4 cup.
  2. Bring a pot of water to a boil; cook whole green bell peppers until slightly tender, about 5 minutes. Drain and season inside of bell peppers with a little salt.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef, onion, garlic, and reserved 1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper in the hot skillet until ground beef is browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  5. Stir canned tomatoes and liquid, rice, 1/2 cup water, Worcestershire sauce, 1 teaspoon salt, hot sauce, and black pepper into ground beef mixture; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover skillet with a lid, and simmer until rice is tender, 15 to 18 minutes.
  6. Stir 3/4 the mozzarella cheese and 3/4 the tomato sauce into ground beef-rice mixture. Stuff bell peppers with ground beef-rice mixture; top each with remaining mozzarella cheese and tomato sauce. Arrange stuffed peppers in a baking dish. Cover dish with aluminum foil.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven until cooked through and cheese is melted, 30 to 35 minutes.

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Nutritional Information

Di's Stuffed Green Peppers

Servings Per Recipe: 6
Calories: 316.7
% Daily Value *
protein: 41 %
carbohydrates: 8 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 15 %
fat: 24 %
saturated fat: 33 %
cholesterol: 20 %
vitamin a iu: 15 %
niacin equivalents: 70 %
vitamin b6: 36 %
vitamin c: 178 %
folate: 17 %
calcium: 20 %
iron: 20 %
magnesium: 17 %
potassium: 20 %
sodium: 35 %
thiamin: 25 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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