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Delicious Meals: Stuffed Peppers

Updated on August 6, 2012
Tyrone
Tyrone

My friend, Tyrone, is enjoying cooking for the first family. But occasionally, he likes to share his recipes with the public. Our mutual friend, Leroy, is also good friends with the FLOTUS. Sometimes they have a wild time!

Well, Leroy can't cook so he asked Tyrone to help him learn. Since the FLOTUS has been a little upset with Leroy lately, Tyrone had to sneak him into the White House kitchen for a lesson. Leroy listened attentively, followed instructions and didn't tell jokes and wisecracks! The stuffed peppers came out perfectly!

Leroy
Leroy
4.6 stars from 5 ratings of Stuffed Peppers
Cut bell peppers
Cut bell peppers

Cook Time

Prep time: 25 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 55 min
Yields: Serves four people

Ingredients

  • 4 Bell Peppers, mix of colors
  • 1 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil
  • 1/2 Cup Chopped onion
  • 4 Cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 Package Lean Ground Turkey, or Beef
  • 2 Teaspoons Dried Basil
  • 3/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 can Seasoned diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 1/2 Cups Cooked Brown Rice, or White Rice
  • 6 Ounces Sharp Cheddar Cheese, finely diced
  • 3/4 Cup Fresh bread crumbs, whole wheat
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Butter, melted, or Margarine
  • Paprika, optional
Cut bell peppers
Cut bell peppers
Boil peppers
Boil peppers
Brown ground turkey
Brown ground turkey
Ready for the Oven
Ready for the Oven
  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Cook rice according to package directions.
  2. Cut peppers lengthwise through stems keeping stem halves intact to hold stuffing OR cut across the top. Discard seeds and veins.
  3. Cook in boiling salted water 5 to 6 minutes or until crisp-tender; add salt to water after it has come to a boil; drain well and place cut side up in a 13 x 9 inch baking dish.
  4. Heat oil in a large deep skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Crumble turkey (or beef) into skillet; add basil, salt and pepper. Cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Add tomatoes and rice; continue to cook 5 minutes or until heated through.
  7. Remove from heat; stir in cheese.
  8. Mound mixture into peppers.
  9. Combine bread crumbs and butter; sprinkle evenly over filled peppers. Sprinkle with Paprika, if desired.
  10. Bake about 30 minutes or until bread crumbs are golden brown, filling is hot and peppers are tender.
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 615
Calories from Fat297
% Daily Value *
Fat 33 g51%
Carbohydrates 38 g13%
Protein 44 g88%
Cholesterol 144 mg48%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

According to Tyrone, the mild and juicy bell peppers that we love to stuff belong to the same family of capsicum as all the hot peppers: jalapeno, cayenne and habanero peppers, to name a few.

If there ever was a complete meal in one package, stuffed peppers are it, packing proteins and carbs into a flavorful vegetable cup. All you need with this meal is a salad and bread.

One tip Tyrone wants to add is in order to make sure peppers are dry before stuffing, pat insides dry with clean paper towels.

Tyrone had a great time teaching this recipe to Leroy. Try it yourself and enjoy!

© 2012. Dexter Yarbrough. All Rights Reserved.

Stuffed Bell Pepper
Stuffed Bell Pepper

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      Dexter Yarbrough 4 years ago from United States

      Thanks, Lady E!

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      Elena 4 years ago from London, UK

      Lovely Recipe and easy to make. Thanks

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      Dexter Yarbrough 4 years ago from United States

      Hi, lrc7815! This recipe is fabulous. Let me know how it comes out! Thanks!

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      Dexter Yarbrough 4 years ago from United States

      Thanks, Denise! We love it at my house - as well as those people in the White House! :-)

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      Linda Crist 4 years ago from Central Virginia

      Dexter, thanks for sharing Tyrone's recipe. Stuffed peppers are one of my very favorite foods but I learned some tricks here that I can't wait to try. The photos made me really hungry. Yum! Voted up and sharing.

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      Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Hi Dexter-great recipe and a true family favorite...whether it is the White House Family or mine! Thanks for this recipe-great directions and photos. UP/U and going to share.

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      Dexter Yarbrough 4 years ago from United States

      Hi Rosemay! Tyrone guarantees that you will love it!

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      Rosemary Sadler 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Thank you for passing on Tyrone's recipe. I can't remember when I last made stuffed peppers. But I love the idea of using turkey and brown rice. On my menu for one day next week.

      Thanks for the inspiration.

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      Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States

      Hi Rebecca! I really love these. Let me know how yours turn out! Thank you!

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      Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States

      Hi Molometer!

      Tyrone is more than willing to travel. He actually likes the Blair's and wouldn't mind making a grand dinner for them!

      Thank you so much!

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      Rebecca Mealey 5 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Thanks Dex, I haven't had stuffed peppers in years, and they are cheap fresh and local now. I will be trying this recipe for sure. Voted helpfu, sharing, too!

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      molometer 5 years ago

      Hi Dexter,

      These look great. Never had turkey stuffed peppers before. Will give them a try.

      Listen, is Tyrone going to be busy over the bank holiday weekend, only we were having the Blairs over for dinner. And you know what 'she's' like for authentic US cuisine.

      Let me know : )

      Great recipe Dexter keep 'em coming.

      Votes and all the usual trimmings.

      Michael

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      Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States

      Thanks, Bobbi! I really appreciate your comments. This really makes for a great tasting meal.

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      PurvisBobbi44 5 years ago from Florida

      Dexter,

      This makes me so hungry---I cannot wait to try it. I will go shopping and surprise everyone with some different. Great hub and good pictures.

      Your Hub Friend,

      Bobbi Purvis

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      Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States

      Hi KD! Thanks. Yeah, lamb would not work very well with this recipe. Chicken might work!

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      Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States

      Hi Girishpuri! You are so kind! Thank you!

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      Girish puri 5 years ago from NCR , INDIA

      sounds yummy, i am feeling hungry...lol, voted up.

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      KDuBarry03 5 years ago

      Wow, this recipe sounds delicious! Would this also work with lamb or would the flavors over power the meat?

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      Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States

      Hi b. Malin! I can't take credit for Tyrone! The recipes come from him! I just write them for him! :-) Thank you!!

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      b. Malin 5 years ago

      I Love Stuffed Peppers...I'm amazed that you are now Cooking up Recipes, Dexter, for Tyrone to share with all us Hubbers. Thank You!

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      Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States

      Hi Gypsy! They are absolutely delicious. Thank you so much!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Sounds and looks for good. Can almost smell them. Giving these a try. Thanks for the recipe. Passing this on.

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      Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States

      Hi AE! Oh, you will love it with the cheese. Let me know if you try it! Thank you!

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      Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States

      Hi TToombs08! My pleasure and thank YOU! It is really tasty!

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      Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States

      Hi Kashmir! I always love it when you visit! Thank you soooo very much! They are really good!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Yummy, I love stuffed peppers, i've never used cheese, but since Tyrone shared this, I know it will be delicious...Cheers

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      Terrye Toombs 5 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      This looks heavenly! Thank you for sharing your most gracious friends' recipe, Dexter. :)

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      Thomas Silvia 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Dexter, another great recipe in this hub, your stuffed peppers sounds so good and to do, well done .

      Vote up and more ! SHARING !

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      Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States

      Thanks, Cardisa! I was not aware of the cooking contest. I seem to either forget about or don't get notified of those things. Go figure!

      I am having a great time with this, Cardisa! Let me know when you want to open that restaurant! Thank you!

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      Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States

      You as well, Pop!

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      breakfastpop 5 years ago

      Thanks, Dex and enjoy the week-end!

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      Carolee Samuda 5 years ago from Jamaica

      I have one question Dexter, did you enter the cookbook contest last month? I don't remember seeing any recipes from you then but I was so out of it that maybe I missed your recipes.

      Wow this looks delicious! Wow, you are cooking up a storm brother and I love a man that can cook and who has a sense of humor. What a sexy combination!

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      Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States

      Hi Pop! You are great at recipes! I know you will have no problem making and enjoying. Thank you!

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      Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States

      Hi Deborah! Thank you so very much! They are wonderfully delicious!

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      Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States

      Hi MM! I guarantee you will fall in love with them. Please try them! Thank YOU so much!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      You've done it again Dex and Tyrone, great team work and a great, tasty recipe - I have never tried stuffed peppers, thank you and voted up!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Delicious.., I love stuffed peppers.. I am sharing and I will be making this wonderful dish...voting up this wonderful dish

      Debbie

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      breakfastpop 5 years ago

      I love the recipe. I enjoy stuffed peppers but I have never tried them using turkey. Now I will. It's a great idea. Up, up. up!

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      Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States

      Hi Sueswan! Tyrone and I thank you for your generous comments! I love stuffed peppers! Have a great weekend!

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      Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States

      Hi Cyndi! You have got to try these. They are really delicious! Thank you!

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      Cynthia B Turner 5 years ago from Georgia

      Hi Dexter, The recipe looks yummy. I've never tried to make stuffed peppers. Tyronne's recipe makes me want to give it a try. Thanks for passing it on to us. Voted up.

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      Sueswan 5 years ago

      Good Morning Dexter!

      Thank you for passing on Tyrone's recipe for stuffed peppers. Years ago a neighbour use to be a cook on a ship. I remember his stuffed green peppers were very tasty.

      Voted up and delicious

      Have a good day. :)

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      Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States

      Hi Mhatter99! Glad you enjoyed it and thank YOU!

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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for this new twist to a family favorite

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      Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States

      Kelley! You have made my night with your very generous remarks, votes, rating and sharing. Thank you, thank you!

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      kelleyward 5 years ago

      Love this hub Dexter! What a fun idea and I also love the bright colors. I'll have to try this soon. Voted up, 5 stars, and shared. Kelley

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      Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States

      Thanks, Moonlake! Please let me know how it goes if you try the recipe. Thank you!

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      Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States

      Hi DR. BJ! Yes, Tyrone certainly cooks a more healthy meal using the best ingredients - thanks to you!

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      moonlake 5 years ago from America

      All those colors look so good and we love stuffed peppers but rarely make them and I should. Will have to keep this recipe. Will have to pin it. Voted up.

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      drbj and sherry 5 years ago from south Florida

      Interesting recipe, Dex, and with ground tukey and the other natural ingredients this is a nice healthy, tasty dish that will be free of FDA interference via additives.

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      Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States

      Thanks, Will! I appreciate it!

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      WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Looks great Dex! Smells great too! (Don't ask!)

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      Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States

      Hi Jools99! Thanks for stopping by. Your bell peppers are going to grow to become delicious! Please let me know how they turn out! Thank YOU!

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      Jools99 5 years ago from North-East UK

      The finished product looks yummy and I do like melted cheese on mine, especially on the yellow peppers which are nice and sweet. I am growing my own bell peppers on my kitchen windowsill and they should be ready to eat in about a month so I may just try this recipe, thanks!

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      Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States

      Hi Momma! Thank you so much! Leroy is doing well and learning how to cook! Please let us know how your peppers turn out! Thank you, thank you!

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      Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States

      Hi Mckbirdbks! Tyrone is just preparing himself in case.... He is just being smart! Thanks!

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      Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States

      Thanks, Billybuc! Tyrone is a master chef and uses healthy choices for meals as often as he can! Ground turkey is so much better for you. Tyrone thanks you and wants you to let us know how they turn out when Bev prepares them!

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      Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States

      Hi Ann! Thank you so much! It is a really tasty recipe. Enjoy!

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      Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States

      Hi Sunshine! Thank you so much! Tyrone and Leroy deserve all of the credit! Good luck!

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      Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States

      Hi Vespawoolf! Yes, brown rice is a much healthier choice. Thank you so much and enjoy!

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      Maria Jordan 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      My Son,

      I wouldn't care if Leroy was making PB & J sandwiches, thank the heavens he is back and keeping outta trouble...

      but, since I'm here, I think I'll have to try one of these delicious peppers. Mmm, I am lovin' these recipe treats you guys are sharing.

      Voted UP and across the board. Hugs, Momma

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      mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hello Dexter. I see you are branching out and starting a cooking show. It this inside information that you are telegraphing regarding Tyrone's employment opportunitues come November?

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      You went with the ground turkey I see! Wise choice, very health-conscious! I will be passing this one to Bev; we have some peppers growing right now and this recipe will be perfect.

      Tell your friend he has a winner here!

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      Ann810 5 years ago from Sunny Cali

      Hi Dexter, now that seems to be a very delicious recipe. I haven't had stuffed bell peppers in years. Looks great, thanks. Voted up.

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Tyrone! Leroy! Dex! I don't know who to thank more so I'll thank y'all for this recipe. I've attempted stuffed peppers, I haven't mastered them. I'll give your recipe a try. ;)

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      vespawoolf 5 years ago from Peru, South America

      Your stuffed peppers sound fabulous! I like the idea of using brown rice and various colors of peppers. I plan to try these! Voted up.