Beef Stuffed Bell Peppers Recipe.

Beef Stuffed Bell Peppers Recipe

Beef Stuffed Bell Peppers Recipe.

Beef Stuffed Bell Peppers
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5 from 9 votes

Stuffed Bell Peppers with Beef

The bell peppers, carrots, and tomatoes had just come from the garden and were still warm from the sun. I'm the one who scrapes the dirt off those beautiful tiny islands.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Beef Stuffed Bell Peppers
Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 55 minutes
Servings 10
Author Claudia Martinez
Cost $12-$15


Ingredients for Sweet Beef:

  • 1 teaspoon salt and 2 tablespoons vinegar is added to boiling water
  • four tbsp olive oil
  • 2 1/2 cups white rice, cooked
  • 2 whole eggs (no shell)
  • 1 teaspoon thyme dried
  • a handful of fresh parsley, freshly chopped (1 tablespoon of dried parsley will do)
  • 1 big or 2 small tomatoes, 2 cups fresh chopped
  • 1 medium peeled and roughly chopped onion 2 large peeled and pressed garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 medium peeled and shredded carrots
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 lbs minced meat
  • 10-12 medium bell peppers (any color)

Ingredients for the sauce:

  • 2 cups sweet pepper preserved in water
  • 1 cup marinara or 2 cups fresh chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp soured cream
  • 1 tablespoon splash of your preferred flavor 1/2 teaspoon sugar 1/2 tablespoon salt
  • 2 medium grated carrots


  • Extract the heads from each pepper and use your hands to remove the seeds from the interior.
  • Bring 2/3 of a big soup pot of water to a boil. Mix in two tablespoons vinegar and one teaspoon salt.
  • Place all of the peppers in the saucepan and fill with water. If necessary, add extra water to cover the peppers. Cook for 3 minutes, then remove from the heat and set aside while you prepare the remaining ingredients (about 30-40 minutes). Remove two cups of water from the dish.

Combination of meats:

  • Heat 4 tablespoons oil in a large pan over medium/high heat.
  • Season with parsley, 1 teaspoon dried thyme, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper, and add 3 shredded carrots, 1 chopped onion, and 2 cups chopped tomatoes. Cook until soft. Fry two garlic cloves in the pan for another 1-2 minutes. Turn off the heat.
  • 2 pounds ground beef, 2 12 cups cooked white rice, 2 whole eggs, and 1 teaspoon salt in a big mixing bowl (I use my kitchen assistant with a paddle attachment for this). Stir in the fried carrot mixture until smooth.
  • Fill the peppers halfway with the meat mixture. Fill it up but don't put anything in it. Place the ingredients in a Dutch oven or large soup pot with a tight-fitting cover.


  • 2 grated carrots, 2 cups fresh diced tomatoes, fried in a large skillet (or 1 cup marinara). 1 tablespoon Mrs. Dash, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon sugar, and 1 tablespoon sour cream are all good additions. Stir and add 2 cups of water until well blended.
  • Cover the peppers with the lid after pouring the sauce over them.

There are two methods to prepare this:

  • Bring to a boil in a soup pot with a lid, then cover and simmer for 40 minutes over medium heat.
  • If using a Dutch oven (the suggested technique), bake at 450°F for 20-25 minutes, then decrease to 350°F and bake for 1 hour.

Served with a dollop of sour cream.

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    1. 5 stars
      Hands-down the best stuffed bell peppers ever❤️❤️ I’m gonna use this recipe to make stuffed cabbage… I doubled on the sauce it was so good… I use the marinara sauce instead of chopped tomatoes…I also used 1 pound of ground beef 80/20 and 1 pound Johnsonville hot sausage links…Thank you so much!!!! you’re the best❤️

    2. 5 stars
      Prepped my peppers in the instant pot for 3 minutes then QPR. Used tongs to empty them of collected water before setting them in my Staub glass-lidded brasier to cook in the oven. Since I’d used already cooked foods primarily I just baked these at 425 for 15 minutes then 45 minutes at 350. Excellent!

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