Yummy Stuffed Peppers Recipe

I have always loved eating my grandma's famous stuffed peppers. This was a staple that was served at all our family outings when I was growing up. My heart still flutters a little when I think about those gooey stuffed delights. She put an enormous amount of cheese on her stuffed peppers, which seemed to make them a little different from all the others I have tried. So being a total cheese-head, it was love at first bite. These can be time-consuming to make, so if you have a busy day ahead of you, the best thing would be to get everything ready the night before. That way they are pretty much ready to pop into the oven when you're ready to cook them the next day.


  • 12 Green peppers
  • Three pounds of ground hamburger meat
  • Four cups of tomato sauce
  • One cup of rice
  • Four cups of onions
  • Five tsp of minced garlic or three cloves
  • Four cups of mozzarella cheese
  • Three tbsp of salt
  • Pam cooking spray
  • One Glass baking pan

You can switch up the amount of some of the ingredients if you want it is all about what you like, and how many people you are making these for. I made 12 because I was cooking for 6 people when I made these.


  • Preheat your oven to 350°degrees.
  • Slice the top off all of the peppers, make sure to leave enough pepper behind to stuff.
  • Clean your peppers out making sure to leave no seeds behind.
  • Boil some water for your rice so you can get it started before you start anything else.
  • Once you have your rice cooked, go ahead and boil another pot of water make sure to use a big pot this water will be used for your peppers. Make sure to add your salt at this time the salt gives the peppers a more pleasant taste.
  • Place your peppers into the boiling water for about five minutes any longer than that and they will get very mushy, you want them tough enough that they will not rip when you stuff them.
  • Once your peppers are done boiling place them onto a plate to dry while you make everything else.
  • Now dice four cups of onions and mix your garlic up with the onions this mixture will be added to your hamburger meat.
  • Fry your hamburger meat until it is not pink anymore.
  • Add two of your four cups of tomato sauce and your onion mixture to your meat and blend well.
  • Once your rice is done mix it in with the meat as well.
  • Spray your glass pan thoroughly with your cooking spray and place your peppers standing up in the pan keep them kind of close so they don't tip over in the pan.
  • Stuff your peppers until you can't stuff them anymore, then cover your peppers with the remainder of the tomato sauce and bake them for 45 to 50 minutes.
  • Put your cheese on your peppers the last five minutes of cooking them to melt it and viola.

My grandma was such a wonderful cook she put so much love into every single recipe she ever made. She taught me that cooking can and should be something to enjoy and love. She used to tell me if you don't put your heart and soul into it then it ain't worth making.

© 2012 Mary

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MundaneMondays 4 years ago

Oh WOW do i have permission to eat this page ?

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prettynutjob30 4 years ago from From the land of Chocolate Chips,and all other things sweet. Author

I think the computer might bite back if you bite it lol, thanks for commenting.

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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

Great recipe, I've printed it up to later on, thank you.

Voted up useful and very interesting, Joyce.

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kashmir56 4 years ago from Massachusetts

This is such a great stuffed pepper recipe and so well explained .

Well done and vote up and more !!!

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prettynutjob30 4 years ago from From the land of Chocolate Chips,and all other things sweet. Author

Thank you guys for all the nice comments.

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teaches12345 4 years ago

You don't know how much I miss having stuffed peppers! My mom used to make them and they were such a comfort food for me back then. Your completed photo is so yummy looking. Thanks for the photo tour and recipe idea. Voted up!

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rcrumple 4 years ago from Kentucky

I seldom go to cooking hubs for fear of seeing something my doctors would prefer I stay away from. This looks good, and with the substitution of ground sirloin instead of hamburger (to eliminate some of the fat content) could definitely find its way to my dinner table. Great Job!

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Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

My husband and I love stuffed peppers!!! Your recipes looks divine. The photo does make one's mouth water. Great hub. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

Sing it with me... "heaven. I'm in heaven It's because of Pretty's pepper recipe..." :))

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breakfastpop 4 years ago

The recipe sounds awesome. I can almost taste it.

MundaneMondays 4 years ago

LOl i guess im gonna have to make these then, i get so fat from reading your recipes lol

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LadyLyell 4 years ago from George, South Africa

My husband loves stuffed peppers and I recently prepared a recipe using red peppers but that proved quite expensive and without mince I was not impressed. I will prepare peppers again using your recipe. Thanks!

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Rusticliving 3 years ago from California

I absolutely LOVE stuffed bell peppers! You're recipe is very similar to the one I have when I make mine. The only thing I don't add is the cheese on top. I mix Worcestershire sauce and ketchup together and add that to the top of the meat and bake it until it thickens which adds a tangy crust to the peppers. Thank you for reminding me what I can make this weekend. Yippee! Voted up and shared!----Lisa♥

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LaThing 3 years ago from From a World Within, USA

Wonderful recipe, and you make it look so simple. Will have to give it a try. By the way, I love anything with bell peppers :)

Thanks for sharing...... Bookmarking this!

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prettynutjob30 3 years ago from From the land of Chocolate Chips,and all other things sweet. Author

Thanks to all you guys for commenting and Rusticliving I will have to give your way of making them a try for my hubby, he loves Worcestershire Sauce.

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peachpurple 3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

Wonderful recipe. Great for anytime of the day, huh? Does mawmaw means your mother? Correct me if i am wrong. Voted up

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prettynutjob30 3 years ago from From the land of Chocolate Chips,and all other things sweet. Author

Thank you for commenting peachpurple, mamaw is another way of saying grandmother, I am from the South.

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