Stuffed peppers are the epitome of home comfort cooking: they’re hearty, flavorful, and can be made with just a few tools and simple techniques. Whether you serve them on a weeknight or at a weekend feast, they feel special and celebratory no matter the occasion.
This basic stuffed pepper recipe from our team takes you through the essential steps for making this classic dish. But you can feel free to customize it however you like: you can add spices or seasonings, switch out the grains, or top off the stuffing with shredded cheese—the possibilities go on and on!
Stuffed Peppers with Ground Meat Recipe
What You’ll Need:
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 lb. ground meat (beef, pork, turkey, chicken, etc.)
Salt and pepper
½ cup diced onion
4 cloves garlic, minced
½ cup diced tomatoes
½ cup steamed brown rice
6 bell peppers, tops sliced off and insides scooped out
What To Do:
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Heat olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add ground meat, break it up into pieces, and season with salt and pepper. Cook for a few minutes, tossing occasionally, until lightly browned. Transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate to let oil drain.
In same pan over medium heat, add onion, garlic, tomatoes, and rice. Cook a few minutes until onion is translucent. Stir in reserved meat, then remove from heat.
Place bell peppers on a baking sheet, cut-side up. Fill peppers with the meat mixture. Place sheet in oven and bake until peppers are tender, about 20 minutes.