Stuffed Bell Peppers

Protein-packed stuffed bell peppers are a hearty and satisfying dinner option. In a rich sauce, these peppers are a family favorite meal.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword ground beef stuffed peppers, stuffed bell peppers, stuffed peppers
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 429kcal
Author Lalaine


  • 1 (14 ounces) stewed tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1 clove garlic , peeled and minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley , chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion , peeled and finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 cup uncooked rice
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 bell peppers


  • In a food processor, combine tomatoes, tomato paste, garlic, parsley and oregano. Blend until smooth.
  • In a pot over medium heat, heat olive oil. Add onions and cook until limp. Remove half of the onions and allow to cool. In the pot with remaining onions, add the processed tomato mixture and wine. Season with salt and pepper to taste and allow to simmer for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • In a bowl, gently combine ground beef, rice, the remaining half of onions, paprika, dried basil and Worcestershire sauce. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Cut peppers lengthwise into half and remove seeds. Using a spoon, fill each pepper with ground meat mixture.
  • In a baking dish, add tomato sauce. Arrange bell peppers on prepared dish with stuffed side up. Spoon some of the sauce on each of the peppers. Cover with foil and bake in a 375 F oven for about 35 to 40 minutes or until meat is cooked through. Serve hot with the sauce.


Calories: 429kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 227mg | Potassium: 770mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 4305IU | Vitamin C: 157.1mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 3.9mg