Go Back
+ servings
Stuffed Bell Peppers

Stuffed Bell Peppers

These Stuffed Bell Peppers are the perfect grab and go meal to have on hand in the fridge.  They are easy to reheat in the microwave for a quick lunch or supper.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword bell peppers,rice,ground meat,
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6 Peppers
Calories 300kcal
Author Nicole Crocker


  • 1 Pound ,lean ground beef or turkey
  • 1 Onion ,finely chopped
  • 1 Red bell pepper ,finely chopped
  • 2 Ribs of celery ,finely chopped
  • 2 Cloves Garlic ,minced
  • 1 Cup Chopped mushrooms
  • 2 ,14 1/2 ounce cans Diced tomatoes, with juice
  • 2 Tablespoons Tomato paste
  • 1 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon Crushed red pepper flakes
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 Cups Cooked rice ,I used a long grain white but brown or even a wild rice is fine
  • 6 Large Bell peppers ,assorted colors if desired
  • 1 Cup Shredded cheese for topping ,cheddar or monterey jack work well
  • Fresh parsley for topping if desired


  • Preheat oven to 350 Degrees F.
  • Cut the tops off the 6 Bell peppers and clean out the insides. Place in a large roasting pan and fill the bottom of the pan with about a half inch of water or chicken broth. Set aside.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat brown ground meat until no longer pink. Remove to a dish.
  • Heat 2 tablespoon of oil in your skillet and add your onion, red bell pepper, celery, garlic and mushrooms and cook for about 5-7 minutes or until vegetables are soft.
  • Add diced tomatoes, tomato paste, dijon mustard, red pepper flakes and worcestershire sauce and heat until simmering. Cook for about 5 minutes and then stir in your rice. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Remove from heat and spoon evenly into your bell peppers. I had just enough to fill 6 but it will depend on the size of your peppers.
  • Once filled top with cheese and bake for 40 minutes in preheated oven.
  • Remove from oven and serve.


Calories: 300kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 261mg | Potassium: 881mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 6155IU | Vitamin C: 238mg | Calcium: 167mg | Iron: 2mg