Classic Stuffed Peppers

Jennifer K.: "Good recipe to use up our last round of peppers f…" Read More


  • 1 1/2 cups marinara sauce
  • 6 bell peppers (any color will do)
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 sweet onion (minced)
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 3/4 cup cooked rice
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley (chopped)
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded Jack cheese
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NutritionView more



Calories300Calories from Fat140
Total Fat16g25%
Saturated Fat7g35%
Trans Fat1g
Calories from Fat140
Total Carbohydrate20g7%
Dietary Fiber5g20%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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Jennifer K. 10 hours ago
Good recipe to use up our last round of peppers from the garden. I made a mix of sausage and beef. It was good! Everybody seemed to like it.
Krystal C. 4 days ago
Ground beef should be cooked first, it was too mushy the first time I tried this recipe. The second time.. delicious!
Julie Damon 12 days ago
I questioned not cooking he meat first but figured you make meatloaf similarly so I went for it. The result was greasy and the texture was weird. Brown the meat first!
Warus 25 days ago
This recipe is delicious. I did modify it by adding more rice to the beef mixture and by baking the stuffed pepper with marinara sauce instead of cooking on the stovetop. Next time I make it, i will add more garlic and parsely to the beef mixture (along with the additional rice) to make it more to my personal taste.
Brady Gunn 13 Aug
great. forgot the parsley but was still delicious
Ashlei 15 Jun
Great! Really good and I would make it again!
it's super easy and tasty!!
I would have enjoyed the recipe more if the meat had more flavor to it, overall not bad despite the lack of seasoning
Raheem G. 7 Apr
great just wished it had just a tad bit more taste but i know next time to add more of what i like for seasoning great recipe overall.
Megan 5 Apr
really tasty but greasier than i thought it would be even with low% meat. next time Im going to partially cook the meat so I can drain it before putting the mix in the peppers.
johncino 31 Mar
loved it. i added the marinara to the meat as someone suggested, came out great.
ciara 30 Mar
i doctored it up with a few more seasonings. i would add more cheese and and bake for 40 mins instead of 30. other than that it was fantastic
rob debord 23 Mar
turned out really good, but with the peppers being so big the recipe filled 4 instead of 6. i also added some of the marinara to the mixture before adding it to the peppers and it turned out great.
The pepper wasn't a hit. I liked it and the recipe was simple to follow.
Wendy B. 11 Feb
Turned out great, delish! Will make again!
turned out good. needed a few more spices so added extra. would make again.
Delicious and yummy! Red bell pepper turned orange!
It took much longer than I wanted it to. Because you have to cook the rice first and that would be part of preparation and it took much longer than 10 mins. It turned out pretty good but I feel that the peppers were a little harder than I would want them to be
Superadee 9 Jan
Turned out great. Will make this again.
not good. the peppers were hard, the meat was not done and there were no directions for the rice
Great, good recipe. Will make again, one of our favorites.
Rachal R. 14 Dec 2017
I could've cooked the peppers a little longer but overall they were delicious
Isabella Markert 2 Nov 2017
Yummy! But 30 minutes was not enough for the meat to cook thoroughly.
Nadine P. 23 Oct 2017
In the recipe it does not tell you to cook the ground beef before putting it into the peppers but make sure you d!!!!
James 17 Oct 2017
Absolutely no taste. Took longer to cook than recipe states.
Sively 3 Oct 2017
Added more oregano and italian seasonings, browned the meat first, added cheese and marinara sauce to the meat 3/4 of the way done, and used a cheddar broccoli rice! Turned out great! Cooked the peppers for 20 mins.
Gina Rodrguez 26 Jun 2017
Great recipe didn't make it as is . Cooked meat first added all ingredients and a little marinara sauce stuffed the peppers topped with a little sauce and cheese on topped and baked 15 min. delicious!
Susan C. 22 Jun 2017
This recipe was good. I just had to cook it longer than the instructions said
Paul Edwards 19 Jun 2017
Great. Will do again.
Peg G. 10 Jun 2017
I improvised a bit and added some pasta sauce and parmesan to the ground beef. they turned out super good.