Prep Time
25 Mins
Cook Time
10 Mins
6 Servings

Make a family-friendly one-dish meal that even the kids will love. Mild bell peppers get a delicious filing made with rice and ground beef.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375°F. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Once boiling, add peppers and pepper tops and cook until tender, 6 to 7 minutes. Remove peppers from water and invert to drain fully.

Step 2

Make filling: Warm olive oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until translucent, about 4 minutes. Add carrot, celery and garlic and continue cooking until vegetables are just softened, 4 minutes longer. Add beef, salt and pepper and cook, breaking up large chunks, until meat is no longer pink, about 7 minutes. Add tomatoes and rice and cook 5 minutes longer. Stir in 3/4 cup cheese.

Step 3

Fill peppers with meat mixture, dividing evenly. Sprinkle mixture with remaining cheese and top with pepper lid. Bake until cheese is melted and peppers are heated through, about 5 minutes. Serve hot.

Ratings & Reviews

incremona's Review

July 29, 2010
I liked the dish. Yes, I would make it again. Perfect for everyday but also company worthy. I did not have celery on hand. I used Cheddar cheese. I also cut the peppers in half and then stuffed them putting cheese on top. It took a little longer to make but it was worth the time.

hye2cab's Review

February 07, 2010
The dish came together quite nicely and was very tasty. I am not sure how they came up with the prep time.It took me a little longer than I thought it would. It really didn't matter it was worth it. The whole family had the same reaction. Red Yellow and Orange Peppers make the best presentation.

GailHahs4's Review

July 05, 2011
My husband and I really enjoyed these peppers. I made them with red peppers. We loved the cheese melted into the filling. Very tasty.

Clayre's Review

July 15, 2011
My family really liked this - made it multiple times now, It modifies easily. Last night I used sweet italian sausage and Costco's Harvest Medley brown rice. Because I am lactose intollerant I used jalepeno jack almond cheese.....yummy! I have also used half turkey and half italian sausage (I don't like ground beef).

AlexAdamson's Review

May 11, 2010
I love these! Very easy to make and easy to get creative with. I put feta for the cheese and added basil, subtracted the carrots. Takes a little longer to boil the peppers and a little longer to bake.

CaffyCooks's Review

February 28, 2011
Loved this! Will make again! This only has 12g of protein, so need to buff it up with a little more for a complete meal (like beans) Super for during the week and a very pretty dish! Yum!

RachelArlington's Review

September 09, 2012
Husband and friends loved this! I improvised adding what I had on hand...fresh tomatoes, tomato paste, mushrooms and the pepper tops to the filling. I will definitely be making variations of this for the family on a regular basis. Enjoy!

smhsbn2005's Review

April 24, 2012
This is definately getting added to the routine meals!! Excellent recipe! I left out the celery because I didn't have any on hand and I used colby jack cheese and it turned out so delicious. The flavors blended so well and it had so much flavor, and the cheese mixed in with the beef and veggie makes it creamy and the rice makes it hearty. My husband and 2-1/2 year old loved it. The only thing I recommend is to remove the stems of the peppers before boiling because they get a soggy green mush around them. And following the boiling directions perfectly results in perfectly cooked peppers.

seejay85's Review

May 15, 2012