When I shop I will try the generic alternative if there is one available and if it is satisfactory then I will purchase it regularly. There are some items that I only buy the name brand, like coffee, ketchup, and cocoa powder, to name a few.

Stuffed Bell Peppers

Stuffed Peppers are a classic dish. Lean ground beef, rice, tomatoes and mozzarella cheese give these peppers wonderful flavor. Even the kids will love these!

I have been making these for a long time and they were even requested for my oldest daughter’s 10th birthday (that was long ago).

Stuffed Bell Peppers are flavorful and filling. It is an impressive dish that is easy to make. Ground beef, tomatoes and cheese give it great flavor.

I was pleasantly surprised that my youngest daughter has started eating them as well. I told her that I was going to make one for her this time and she could at least eat the inside, but she ate the whole thing and she liked it!

Stuffed Bell Peppers are flavorful and filling. It is an impressive dish that is easy to make. Ground beef, tomatoes and cheese give it great flavor.

I use very lean ground beef (93/7) for everything except hamburgers. I know it is a lot more expensive than 80/20 or even 85/15, but this is one of the things that I splurge on at the grocery store.

We don’t eat much beef at all, and when we do I find the leanest cuts possible. Since we eat beef once a week, or less, I can buy the very best when I do buy it.

Stuffed Bell Peppers are flavorful and filling. It is an impressive dish that is easy to make. Ground beef, tomatoes and cheese give it great flavor.

I also use boil-in-a-bag rice. It is very easy, comes out great every time, and is fairly inexpensive. I always buy the Great Value brand at Walmart. I have had Success boil-in-a-bag rice and the Great Value is just as good, and quite a bit cheaper.

Stuffed Bell Peppers are flavorful and filling. It is an impressive dish that is easy to make. Ground beef, tomatoes and cheese give it great flavor.

When I shop I will try the generic alternative if there is one available and if it is satisfactory then I will purchase it regularly. There are some items that I only buy the name brand, like coffee, ketchup, and cocoa powder, to name a few.

When I shop I will try the generic alternative if there is one available and if it is satisfactory then I will purchase it regularly. There are some items that I only buy the name brand, like coffee, ketchup, and cocoa powder, to name a few.

I usually use all green bell peppers because they are significantly lower in price, but the week I made these it was actually cheaper at Aldi to buy the package with one red, one orange, and one yellow pepper than it was to buy three green ones.

I had never seen this before and I hope it happens more often because they are sweeter than the green ones (and prettier to).

When I shop I will try the generic alternative if there is one available and if it is satisfactory then I will purchase it regularly. There are some items that I only buy the name brand, like coffee, ketchup, and cocoa powder, to name a few.

 

Stuffed Bell Peppers

Stuffed Bell Peppers are flavorful and filling. It is an impressive dish that is easy to make. Ground beef, tomatoes and cheese give it great flavor. Related

  • Prep Time: 15m
  • Cook Time: 1h 15m
  • Total Time: 1h 30m
  • Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 6 bell peppers (any color)
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 clove garlic (finely chopped)
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 1 can diced tomatoes with Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  1. Cut a thin slice from the stem end of the peppers to remove the top. Remove the seeds and membrane and rinse peppers. In a Dutch oven, cook the peppers in enough boiling water to cover for 5 minutes; drain.
  2. Cook beef in a skillet over medium heat until browned, about 8 to 10 minutes. When the beef is almost finished, add the garlic, salt and pepper. When the beef is completely browned, add the rice and all but 6 tablespoons of the tomatoes, heat through. I don't measure the tomatoes that I reserve, I just use a regular tablespoon (not a measuring spoon) to reserve the 6 spoonfuls.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°.
  4. Stuff peppers with the beef mixture and place them standing upright in a baking dish sprayed with cooking spray. The size baking dish you will need depends on the size of your peppers, I used a 9" X 13" casserole dish. Spoon one tablespoon of the remaining tomatoes over each pepper.
  5. Cover with foil and bake for 45 minutes. Uncover and top with mozzarella cheese, bake for 15 minutes longer or until peppers are tender.

Note

If you are using very lean ground beef, like 93/7, you will need to spray the skillet with cooking spray before adding the ground beef. This is the kind I use and it will stick without cooking spray.

When I shop I will try the generic alternative if there is one available and if it is satisfactory then I will purchase it regularly. There are some items that I only buy the name brand, like coffee, ketchup, and cocoa powder, to name a few.

 

 

3 Comments

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  • Lunchbox June 8, 2016 at 9:57 am

    Thank you for sharing one of my favourite pepper recipes. Reminded me of it so I will cook it soon 🙂 Good luch and cooking inspiration! 😉

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    • Mindy Boyd June 8, 2016 at 11:39 am

      Thanks and enjoy!

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