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Almost Stuffed Peppers

For a quick way to enjoy an old favorite, stir up Jan Roat's stuffed green pepper makings in a skillet. "This easy one-pan meal is requested so often I even make it when I'm not in a hurry," notes the active Red Lodge, Montana cook.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4-6 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 large green pepper, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked instant rice


  • In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Remove; set aside and keep warm.
  • In the same skillet, combine the water, tomatoes, green pepper, onion and seasonings; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until vegetables are tender. Stir in rice; cover and remove from the heat. Let stand for 5 minutes. Stir in beef; return to the heat and cook until heated through.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 240 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 140mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 16g protein.

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  • deathbycanon
    Dec 15, 2014

    If you got to this page by a photo link on yummly or pinterest - the photo is mine and is being lifted off the AR website. The recipe has been modified, which is why it looks way saucier then the recipe here is. If you want a link to the actual recipe in the photo you can follow this one. or find me on AR where I actually reviewed the recipe and added a photo - the user name is the same as here.

  • wmalcuit
    Aug 13, 2013

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  • tstreich
    Jan 24, 2013

    Quick, easy and really good. I did add about a Tbsp of minced garlic and we melted mozzarella on top before serving just like we do with real stuffed peppers. This will definitely become a regular go to quick meal.

  • starburstjunkie
    Jun 5, 2012

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  • maryann1210
    Dec 25, 2011

    Very easy and very tasty. Good with turkey sausage instead of ground beef, also.

  • momwascpa
    Oct 1, 2011

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  • heather415
    Mar 10, 2011

    it was good. But it seemed to be missing something.

  • mbdumee
    Feb 11, 2011

    This is a fabulous way to get all of the flavor of stuffed peppers without all of the time and effort. I like to use leftover rice and reduce the liquid and cooking time for an even faster result.

  • hcs2008
    Sep 21, 2010

    Definately a Keeper! First time around found it to be a bit bland - Added some Steak Seasoning & fresh garlic to veggie's - mmmmmThis one somehow finds itself repeating itself in our household too :)

  • Miffie55
    Oct 5, 2009

    This is a great recipe, we put it over mashed potatoes and the kids really like it.