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Stuffed Peppers

This stuffed peppers recipe is the perfect weeknight meal that you can easily heat for leftovers throughout the rest of the week!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dinner
Keyword: ground beef, ground beef recipe, rice, stuffed peppers
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 471kcal


  • 4 bell peppers red, yellow, orange, or a combo!
  • 1 lb ground beef or turkey
  • 1/4 cup taco seasoning
  • 1 cup cooked rice white or brown
  • 1 cup shredded taco cheese
  • 1 can 14.5 oz. diced tomatoes and green chilies drained
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • Hot sauce optional


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cut out a circle on the top of the peppers to take out the stems & seeds.
  • Fill up a large pot halfway with water and boil. Once boiling, cook the peppers for 5 minutes, making sure to cook the pepper evenly on all sides.
  • While boiling, cook the ground beef or turkey in a large skillet. Drain the fat, then mix in the taco seasoning along with 2/3 cup of water.
  • Add the taco meat, one cup of prepared rice, 1/2 cup of taco cheese, minced garlic, and a can of drained diced tomatoes to a large mixing bowl.
  • Add hot sauce to your liking. Make it as spicy as you want.
  • Place the peppers in a small glass casserole dish, cut side facing up.
  • Divide up the stuffing into four and STUFF. Be generous. Let them overflow.
  • Top the peppers with the other 1/2 cup of cheese sprinkled on the tops.
  • Bake for 25 minutes.