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Old Fashioned Stuffed Bell Peppers is a simple stuffed pepper recipe with cooked rice and ground beef.  With only five ingredients, including a simple sauce of tomato sauce, this basic recipe is anything but simple in flavor. 
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Old Fashioned Stuffed Bell Peppers - A Stuffed Pepper with Cooked Rice and Ground Beef

Old Fashioned Stuffed Bell Peppers is a simple stuffed pepper recipe with cooked rice and ground beef.  With only five ingredients, including a simple sauce of tomato sauce, this basic recipe is anything but simple in flavor. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: old fashioned stuffed bell peppers, quick stuffed pepper, simple stuffed pepper, stuffed pepper with cooked rice and ground beef
Servings: 4 peppers
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 3 - 4 bell peppers
  • 1/2 pound raw ground beef
  • 1/2 cup cooked white rice
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 egg
  • salt and pepper
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F; spray a baking dish large enough to hold peppers upright with nonstick cooking spray. (I like to use a round dish.)
  • Cut the tops off the peppers, remove seeds and wash and dry peppers.
    Old Fashioned Stuffed Bell Peppers is a simple stuffed pepper recipe with cooked rice and ground beef.  With only five ingredients, including a simple sauce of tomato sauce, this basic recipe is anything but simple in flavor. 
  • Combine raw hamburger, cooked rice, diced onions, egg, and pinch of salt and pepper.
    Old Fashioned Stuffed Bell Peppers is a simple stuffed pepper recipe with cooked rice and ground beef.  With only five ingredients, including a simple sauce of tomato sauce, this basic recipe is anything but simple in flavor. 
  • Stuff peppers with hamburger mixture, leaving a little room at the top for sauce.
    Old Fashioned Stuffed Bell Peppers is a simple stuffed pepper recipe with cooked rice and ground beef.  With only five ingredients, including a simple sauce of tomato sauce, this basic recipe is anything but simple in flavor. 
  • Place peppers in prepared dish; pour tomato sauce into the top of each pepper.
    Old Fashioned Stuffed Bell Peppers is a simple stuffed pepper recipe with cooked rice and ground beef.  With only five ingredients, including a simple sauce of tomato sauce, this basic recipe is anything but simple in flavor. 
  • Bake for 1 hour.
    Old Fashioned Stuffed Bell Peppers is a simple stuffed pepper recipe with cooked rice and ground beef.  With only five ingredients, including a simple sauce of tomato sauce, this basic recipe is anything but simple in flavor. 

Notes

  • I used green peppers but any color bell peppers would work.
  • There's no need to boil the peppers; instead, just cut off the top, remove the seeds and wash and dry the pepper. 
  • Cooked rice is used; go ahead and use leftover cooked rice if you have it.
  • The ground beef is raw; do not precook.
  • Depending on the size of the bell peppers, you may need 3 to 4. I had extra large ones, so I had enough filling for 3.
  • Pick out a baking dish that allows the peppers to stand upright without too much extra room. I like to use a tall, round dish.  If needed, slice off a tiny bit of the bottom of the pepper to allow the pepper to sit upright.
  • Leave a little room at the top of the pepper after filling with the ground beef mixture for the sauce.
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