Stuffed Bell Peppers

Stuffed Bell Peppers

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These Stuffed Bell Peppers are stuffed with a meatloaf-like mixture that my family loves. The barbecue sauce and cheese topping make them especially tasty. Click to Tweet

I like meatloaf. I always have. These Stuffed Bell Peppers are stuffed with a meatloaf-like mixture that my family loves. The barbecue sauce and cheese topping make them especially tasty.

And there is no better time to make stuffed peppers than during the hot months of summer, when perhaps, your garden is full of peppers needed for this recipe! If not, it’s a good time to purchase them in the stores when they are in season and less expensive.

 

Ingredients Needed to Make Stuffed Bell Peppers

  • water
  • chicken bouillon cube
  • brown rice
  • butter
  • onion
  • carrot
  • garlic
  • ground hamburger
  • fresh oregano
  • fresh basil
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • ground paprika
  • barbecue sauce (We like Sweet Baby Rays Honey BBQ)
  • bell peppers (4-6 of them)
  • sharp cheddar cheese

Directions for Making This Recipe

In a medium saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add bouillon cube and rice. Cook as directed on package.

Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute onion and carrot in melted butter until tender about 4 minutes. Add garlic and cook another minute. Remove from skillet and set aside.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine hamburger, oregano, basil, Worcestershire sauce, salt, black pepper, paprika, and 1/3 cup barbecue sauce. Mix in cooked rice, onion, carrots, and garlic. Mix well. (You may use your hands if necessary.)

Cut tops of peppers and remove seeds. Generously stuff peppers with meat mixture, filling 1″ above tops. Place in square baking dish that has been drizzled or sprayed with olive oil. Bake for 40-45 minutes until meat has cooked through.

Pour remaining barbecue sauce over each bell pepper and sprinkle tops with cheese. Bake for another 5-10 minutes until cheese has lightly browned. This recipe will serve 4-6 people.

Recipe for Refrigerator Mashed Potatoes

I like to make this recipe in the summer when gardens are overrun with bell peppers. Serve with Refrigerator Mashed Potatoes.  So good!

See my Sunday Meatloaf Recipe Here. And more Main Dishes Here.

Recipe for Stuffed Bell Peppers

Stuffed Bell Peppers

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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Beef, Bell Peppers, Rice
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 6

Equipment

Stainless Skillet
Box Grater
Knife Set
Square Baking Pan

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cube chicken bouillon
  • 1/2 cup brown rice
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrot
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground hamburger
  • 2 tablespoons fresh oregano
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce divided (we like Sweet Baby Rays)
  • 4-6 medium bell peppers
  • 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese

Instructions

  • In a medium saucepan, bring water to boil. Add bouillon cube and rice and cook as directed on package.
  • Meanwhile, in large skillet, cook prepared onion and carrot in melted butter until tender about 4 minutes. Add garlic and cook another minute. Remove from skillet and set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In large bowl, combine hamburger, oregano, basil, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, paprika, and 1/3 cup barbecue sauce. Mix in cooked rice, onion, carrots, and garlic. Mix well. (You may use your hands if necessary.)
  • Cut tops of peppers and remove seeds. Generously stuff peppers with meat mixture, filling 1" above tops. Place in square baking dish that has been drizzled or sprayed with olive oil. Bake for 40-45 minutes until meat has cooked through.
  • Pour remaining barbecue sauce over each pepper and sprinkle tops with cheese. Bake for another 5-10 minutes until cheese has lightly browned. Serves 4-6.

Notes

Wine Recommendation: Raymond R Collection Merlot 2012
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