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You’re Going to Love This Stuffed Green Peppers Recipe


You’re Going to Love This Stuffed Green Peppers Recipe

Peppers are the perfect food for stuffing. Hard on the outside and hollow in the middle, they seem to be almost made for this type of preparation. Peppers can be filled with a variety of ingredients and made to anyone’s liking. Common stuffings include meat, cheese, vegetables, rice, sauce, or a combination of one or more of these ingredients.

Most people have their favorite stuffed green pepper recipe, probably passed down from relatives.  Many have never had this dish before and need a simple recipe for their first foray into stuffed green peppers.

This recipe is a true pleaser among stuffed peppers.  The cheddar cheese really adds that savory texture and flavor. The Worcestershire sauce contributes its unique blend of ingredients. Don’t forget the rice, a perfect binding agent. You can also make extra rice to serve as a side dish.

Then, serve to your guests to find out how much they enjoy this delicious recipe.

Stuffed Green Peppers Recipe

Stuffed peppers are eaten in many different cultures. Here are some examples of how they are enjoyed around the world.

  • Spain: In Spanish culture, piquillo peppers are often used. Common fillings include Manchego cheese, chicken, and cod in red sauce.
  • Mexico: Pasilla or poblano peppers are often used. They are stuffed with cheese and minced meat, covered in an egg batter and fried.
  • Guatemala: Pimiento peppers are stuffed with shredded pork and vegetables. Like Mexico, Guatemala also covers their stuffed peppers in an egg batter and fries them.
  • India: Bell peppers are stuffed with meat, potatoes, and onions and seasoned well. They are then either browned in a frying pan or baked in an oven.


4 to 6 large green bell peppers
1 pound ground beef
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 (20 ounce) can whole tomatoes
2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 to 1 1/2 cups cooked rice
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
grated Parmesan cheese


1. Cut tops off bell peppers and remove seeds. Parboil in salted, boiling water for 4 minutes. Drain and cool.

2. Brown meat in skillet with onion. Drain oil. Add tomatoes that have been mashed. Add
Worcestershire, salt, and pepper. Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes.

3. Add rice. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes. Remove from heat.

4. Add Cheddar cheese, stirring until melted and well blended. Stuff mixture into peppers. Top with Parmesan cheese.

5. Bake at 350 degrees F about 20 minutes or until hot.

If freezing stuffed green peppers, do not bake.

Wrap individually and place in a large freezer bag. Thaw well before baking.

Health Benefits of Green Peppers

Green peppers come with a host of health benefits. It can be hard to ensure your family eats enough vegetables and fruit each day. This stuffed green peppers recipe is one way to help. Let's check out some of the great benefits that green peppers have.

Green peppers are full of vitamin C. You probably know this vitamin as the one that supports a healthy immune system. Vitamin C is also essential to healthy skin. In addition to a high amount of vitamin C, green peppers have a lot of vitamin B6. This nutrient is involved in metabolism, boosting the immune system, and hemoglobin production, among other roles.

Green peppers are a good source of fiber, which your digestive system needs to function. Without enough fiber, you'll experience problems like irregular bowel movements and bloating. The good bacteria in your gut needs fiber to feed on. Studies have shown a link between a high-fiber diet and a lower risk for colon cancer.

Finally, green peppers are rich in lutein. This nutrient is essential for eye health. Lutein helps protect your eye from light-related damage, and has been linked to a lower risk for macular degeneration as you age. With how many great benefits green peppers have, there's no reason not to try this amazing recipe!

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