Best Classic Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Classic Stuffed Peppers

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Recipe by Delish Course: SidesCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

6

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

1

hour 

10

minutes
Calories

300

kcal

Classic stuffed peppers are easy to make and dress up. A simple tomato sauce, rice, ground beef and seasonings come together for an easy dinner.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c. uncooked rice

  • 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • 1 tbsp. tomato paste

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 lb. ground beef

  • 1 (14.5-oz.) can diced tomatoes

  • 1 tsp. dried oregano

  • Kosher salt

  • Freshly ground black pepper

  • 6 bell peppers, tops and cores removed

  • 1 c. shredded Monterey jack

  • Freshly chopped parsley, for garnish

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400°. In a small saucepan, prepare rice according to package instructions. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Cook onion until soft, about 5 minutes. Stir in tomato paste and garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute more. Add ground beef and cook, breaking up meat with a wooden spoon, until no longer pink, 6 minutes. Drain fat.
  • Return beef mixture to skillet, then stir in cooked rice and diced tomatoes. Season with oregano, salt, and pepper. Let simmer until liquid has reduced slightly, about 5 minutes.
  • Place peppers cut side-up in a 9″-x-13″ baking dish and drizzle with oil. Spoon beef mixture into each pepper and top with Monterey jack, then cover baking dish with foil.
  • Bake until peppers are tender, about 35 minutes. Uncover and bake until cheese is bubbly, 10 minutes more.
  • Garnish with parsley before serving.

Notes

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