Monday, July 19, 2010

Stuffed Peppers with a little something extra!

I had completely forgotten about stuffed peppers until my sister mentioned that she had made them for dinner recently. So, I decided to try them out again and what a nice and easy weeknight meal! You can even make the filling ahead of time and stuff them the night you want to have them and proceed from there. :)

  • 4 large green peppers
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans tomato sauce, divided
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Adobo seasoning (1 teasp.)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup parmesean cheese (sprinkle kind)
  • 1/3 cup Panko (Japanese breadcrumbs) or regular breadcrumbs


  1. Cut tops off peppers and remove seeds. Place peppers in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil; cook for 3 minutes. Drain and immediately place in ice water; invert on paper towels.
  2. In a small skillet, cook beef, garlic and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Remove from the heat. Stir in 1 cup tomato sauce, rice, salt, garlic powder, Adobo seasoning and pepper. Spoon into peppers.
  3. Mix Panko breadcrumbs and parmesean cheese in a small dish.
  4. Place stuffed peppers in an ungreased shallow 2-qt. baking dish. Drizzle remaining tomato sauce on top of peppers. Then, sprinkle with the breadcrumb mixture. Cover with foil, and bake at 350 degrees F for 25-30 minutes or until peppers are tender.
  5. Enjoy!


  1. I was just thinking that I would like to try stuffed peppers! This looks like a yummy recipe! I'll have to try it next week sometime. Thanks. :)

    1. making these tonight and realized that the post does not say to uncover and cook for an additional 5 -10 minutes until topping is crispy and browned a little. or you can just put under the broiler for a minute or so but WATCH carefully!! :)