1hr 20 min
- 6 Bell Peppers (Red, Yellow or Green), Cored
- 1lb ground beef
- 1/2 Cup Rice, unprepared
- 2 Tbsp Olive Oil (plus additional for greasing pan)
- 1/2 Cup of Frozen, Fresh or Canned Corn
- 1/2 Cup of Frozen or Canned Peas
- 1 Tsp Dried Oregano
- 2 Tsp Salt
- 2 Tsp Pepper
- 2 Tsp Paprika
- 1 Tbsp Tomato Paste
- 1 15oz Can Diced or Fresh Tomatoes
- 3 Cloves Garlic, Minced
- Shredded Cheese of Choice (recommended: Cheddar)
Step 1 : Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees F.
Step 2 : In a medium saucepan, prepare your rice/base of choice according to package instructions (rice, quinoa, cauliflower rice etc). **
Step 3: In a separate skillet, saute chopped onion in olive oil until translucent.
Step 4: Add ground beef, tomato paste, garlic, and oregano into the skillet. Cook until no longer raw. Drain excess liquid.
Step 5: Stir in cooked rice/base of choice, diced tomatoes, corn, peas, and spices (salt, pepper, paprika, dried oregano). Let simmer for 5 minutes and reduce heat, cooking until tomatoes are soft.
Step 6: Slice tops off of peppers, rinse and gut out seeds. Place in an oiled 9″ x 13″ baking dish. Spoon filling into each pepper.
Step 7: Top each pepper with cheese of choice and cover with tin foil.
Step 8: Bake in the oven for about 40 minutes or until peppers are tender to the touch. Uncover and bake until cheese is melted and golden brown.
**Using frozen quinoa or cauliflower rice can be an easy, healthy and time-saving method for this recipe! Typically they are available in your local grocery store’s frozen food section. Using flavored rice from a box can also contribute added flavor!
**For an even lighter take on stuffed peppers, you can omit the meat all together or substitute ground beef for ground turkey, chicken or tofu.
For an even more festive look, make a variety of red, yellow and green stuffed peppers! Not only does it add a little more color to your dish, but the sweetness of each pepper can vary!
Adapted from Delish.com's Classic Stuffed Peppers recipe by Rian Handler (Hearst Magazine Media Inc, 2019).