Oven Baked Stuffed Bell Pepper Recipe

Stuffed bell peppers are a delightful and tasty meal, perfect for any night of the week.

Whether you choose to stuff them with chicken, beef, or vegetarian filling they’re sure to please everyone at the dinner table. The combination of colorful bell peppers, savory stuffing, and melted cheese on top makes for an unforgettable meal.

It's also easy to add your own twist - mix in your favorite spices, herbs, and veggies to create a unique and flavorful dish each time. From start to finish stuffed bell peppers are sure to be a crowd pleaser!

If you love stuffed peppers, you're going to love this stuffed bell pepper recipe. This stuffed pepper recipe uses bell peppers and beef as the main ingredients.

You could either use green, orange, red or yellow bell peppers for this recipe. During the summer months, I usually will use a variety of colors because the prices are affordable when compared to green peppers. 

It's important to note that each different color of bell pepper has its own unique taste. The pepper will become sweeter and milder as it ripens.

When selecting bell peppers for cooking choose peppers that have firm skin and no wrinkles.

Stuffed Bell Pepper Recipe

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 6 large bell peppers (green, orange, red or yellow)
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 small can sweet corn, drained (8 ounce)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 3 cups long-grain cooked rice
  • 2 cups tomato juice
  • shredded cheese

Recipe Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Prepare bell peppers for baking by cutting off the tops and removing the spines and seeds. The peppers need to be softened before baking. Softening of the peppers can be accomplished in one of two ways: 1) Steam the bell pepper on a wire rack above water for 10 to 15 minutes 2) Or cover the bell peppers with water and boil for 3 minutes. After softening process set bell peppers aside.
  3. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, stir and cook ground beef until it is browned. Be sure to separate beef into small pieces while stirring. Next add onions and garlic cloves, stir and cook for an additional 3 minutes.
  4. Remove skillet from heat. Stir in sweet corn, salt, pepper, thyme, cooked rice and 1 cup tomato juice. Mix all ingredients well, then stuff mixture into peppers.
  5. Place stuffed bell peppers upright into shallow baking dish and add the remaining tomato juice. Cover with aluminum foil and bake stuffed bell peppers at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 35 minutes. Remove foil, add cheese topping and bake an additional 5 to 10 minutes, until cheese melts.
  6. Spoon the remaining tomato juice from the baking dish over the stuffed bell peppers and serve hot.

This recipe provided courtesy of https://www.soulfoodandsoutherncooking.com/

I'm positive you will enjoy this Stuffed Bell Pepper Recipe.

What to main courses to serve with stuffed bell pepper

It is my opinion that stuffed peppers are not a standalone me, so I prefer them to be a side dish. That said, here are some main course options that pair well with stuffed bell peppers.

  1. Meatloaf: Stuffed bell peppers and meatloaf make for a classic comfort food pairing. Serve slices of meatloaf alongside your stuffed peppers for a filling and satisfying meal.
  2. Fried Chicken: For a Southern-inspired meal, try serving fried chicken with your stuffed bell peppers. The crispy exterior of the chicken pairs perfectly with the savory stuffing inside the peppers.
  3. Pork Chops: Another classic option, pork chops and stuffed bell peppers make for a hearty and delicious meal. Try seasoning the pork chops with garlic, paprika, or even applesauce for added flavor.
  4. Smothered Steak: This Cajun-inspired dish featuring tender steak smothered in onions and gravy is the perfect match for stuffed bell peppers. Serve both dishes together for a flavorful feast.

No matter which main course you choose to serve alongside your stuffed bell peppers, this combination is sure to be a crowd-pleaser!