STUFFED GREEN PEPPERS – The Southern Girl Cooks

Stuffed inexperienced peppers are made with easy components, filled with taste, and make a superb dinner!

Stuffed green peppers

In case you like inexperienced peppers, then chances are you’ll wish to attempt our stuffed pepper pasta bake or crockpot sausage and peppers.

❤️WHY WE LOVE THIS RECIPE

Rising up, we had an enormous backyard each summer season, so inexperienced peppers had been plentiful (read more about our garden and way of life here). Mother all the time made this recipe once we had been children, and we simply went loopy over it. Stuffed inexperienced peppers are made with primary components you most likely have already got in your pantry and fridge. We use Minute rice, which cuts down on the time, so you’ll be able to simply put together this dish on a busy weeknight. That is considered one of our hottest recipes as a result of it’s simple and scrumptious!

🍴KEY INGREDIENTS

  • Giant inexperienced peppers
  • Lean floor beef
  • Onion
  • Oregano or Italian seasoning
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Pepper
  • Salt
  • Minced garlic
  • Dried basil
  • Inexperienced chilies, drained
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Minute rice- you can use common rice, however you would want to prepare dinner it first.
  • Tomato sauce, Optionally available
  • Cheese

SWAPS

✔️You possibly can simply use floor turkey, floor pork, or floor hen on this recipe. Keep in mind, floor turkey/hen could be very bland, so that you’ll wish to add extra spice/seasoning to the meat than once you prepare dinner with floor beef or pork.

✔️You possibly can simply use common rice or brown rice on this recipe. If utilizing common rice, you will have to prepare dinner it first.

✔️You definitely don’t have to make use of inexperienced peppers. This recipe is incredible with yellow and pink peppers too!

HOW TO MAKE

These stuffed inexperienced peppers come collectively relatively shortly!

Preparations

Go forward and wash your peppers and take away the stems and seeds. Save the tops so as to add to the meat combination.

Cooking

Step 1: In a big pot of boiling water, after you’ve eliminated the seeds and stems, boil the peppers for 5 minutes to melt them up. Take away from water and drain on paper towels.

Step 2: Brown the hamburger, onion, chopped pepper tops and drain if wanted. Add the oregano, Worcestershire sauce, pepper, salt, garlic, basil, inexperienced chilis, drained diced tomatoes (save the drained juice from the diced tomatoes), and minute rice. Simmer till rice is tender or about 5 minutes.

Step 3: Fill your peppers with the hamburger combination. (In case you use the tomato sauce, pour it over the crammed peppers. Some folks like quite a lot of tomato style and use the sauce) Pour the drained tomato juice that you simply saved from the diced tomatoes into the underside of your casserole dish.

Step 4: Bake peppers in a preheated 400-degree oven for 20 minutes. Take away and add shredded cheese to the highest of every pepper. Return to oven for 5 extra minutes till the cheese melts.

TIP

In case your peppers gained’t get up within the pan, you’ll be able to slice a bit off the underside to make them flat or just minimize the peppers in half horizontally and simply lay them on their facet.

stuffed green peppers

RECIPE VARIATIONS

You possibly can use Italian sausage to present them extra of an Italian taste. You possibly can simply add black beans and taco seasoning to the meat combination to present it extra of a Mexican taste. You might also love these recipes:

WHAT TO SERVE THEM WITH

Stuffed Inexperienced Peppers go effectively with many dishes and we now have served them with varied facet dishes. These are a couple of of our favorites, you’ll be able to all the time use the facet dish tab on our web site to seek for others.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do you need to prepare dinner the rice earlier than including it to the bottom beef?

No, so long as you might be utilizing Minute rice. If you’re utilizing common rice, then sure, you prepare dinner it earlier than after which simply add it into the meat combination.

Why are my peppers soggy?

In case your peppers are soggy, then you definately overcooked them, otherwise you boiled them too lengthy earlier than baking them.

STORING AND REHEATING

They may hold as much as 4 days in an hermetic container within the fridge. Reheat them within the oven at 350 levels till warmed by means of. You possibly can simply freeze leftovers by putting them in an hermetic container within the freezer for as much as 3 months.

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Stuffed Inexperienced Peppers

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These inexperienced stuffed peppers are a household favourite and have great evaluations. These stuffed peppers are simple to make and considered one of our hottest recipes for a purpose.

Prep Time 15 minutes

Cook dinner Time 20 minutes

Complete Time 35 minutes

Course Principal Course

Delicacies American

  • 6 massive inexperienced peppers or 8 medium tops eliminated, seeded (Save the tops so as to add to stuffing)
  • 1 pound lean floor beef You possibly can use floor turkey, too
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 teaspoon oregano or Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic I used the minced garlic that is available in a jar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 4 ounce can inexperienced chilis, drained
  • 1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes, drain and save the juice
  • 1/2 cup minute rice can use common rice however must prepare dinner it first should you do
  • 1 4 ounce can tomato sauce, Optionally available (I don’t use this with mine)
  • Cheese for tops of peppers about 1/2 cup shredded (I used cheddar, you should utilize no matter you want)
  • In a big pot of boiling water, after you’ve eliminated the seeds and stems, boil the peppers for 5 minutes to melt them up. Take away from water and drain on paper towels.

  • Brown the hamburger, onion, chopped pepper tops and drain if wanted. Add the oregano, Worcestershire sauce, pepper, salt, garlic, basil, inexperienced chilis, drained diced tomatoes (save the drained juice from the diced tomatoes) and minute rice. Simmer till rice is tender or about 5 minutes.

  • Fill your peppers with the hamburger combination. (If you’re utilizing the tomato sauce pour it over the crammed peppers. Some folks like quite a lot of tomato style and use the sauce) Pour the drained tomato juice that you simply saved from the diced tomatoes into the underside of your casserole dish.

  • Bake peppers in preheated 400 diploma oven for 20 minutes. Take away and add shredded cheese to prime of every pepper. Return to oven for 5 extra minutes till cheese melts.

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