Stuffed Bell Pepper Recipe

by Eric Gordon on August 07, 2023

Stuffed Bell Pepper Recipe:


  1. 4 medium-sized bell peppers (red, yellow or green)
  2. 1 pound ground beef
  3. 1 cup cooked rice
  4. 1/2 cup chopped onion
  5. 1/2 cup chopped celery
  6. 1/2 cup chopped carrot
  7. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  8. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  9. 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  10. 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  11. 1 cup tomato sauce
  12. 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  13. 2 tablespoons olive oil
  14. Fresh parsley leaves for garnishing


1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.

2. Cut off the tops of the bell peppers, remove the seeds and membrane, and rinse them thoroughly under running water. Place them in a baking dish, standing upright.

3. In a skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat, add onions, celery, carrots, and garlic. Sauté for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally.

4. Add the ground beef in the skillet until it is cooked through and no longer pink. Season it with salt, black pepper, and paprika. Stir in the cooked rice and 1/2 cup of the tomato sauce.

5. Spoon the beef and rice mixture into the bell peppers, filling them almost to the top. Pour the remaining tomato sauce over the stuffed bell peppers.

6. Cover the baking dish with foil and bake for 35 minutes.

7. Remove the foil and sprinkle the stuffed bell peppers with shredded cheddar cheese. Bake for an additional 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

8. Once done, remove from the oven and let the stuffed bell peppers cool for a few minutes.

9. Garnish with fresh parsley leaves and serve hot.

Enjoy your delicious and healthy stuffed bell peppers that are packed full of flavor and nutrients. This recipe is perfect for a quick and easy dinner or lunch. You can even customize the recipe by adding your favorite seasoning or vegetables to suit your taste!