These Creamy Cheddar, Rice, and Beef Stuffed Peppers are one of those feel-good meals that are perfect for weeknight dinners. Our classic recipe is loaded with creamy rice, high-protein ground beef, a delicious tomato and oregano sauce, and a crisp cheddar topping!
Stuffed peppers can be filled with lots of different ingredients. You can use cauliflower rice, corn, beans, roast chicken, mushrooms, turkey… They’re the ultimate leftover vehicle, that just satisfies!
Creamy Cheddar, Rice, & Beef Stuffed Peppers Recipe
Prep Time: 15 min | Cook Time: 35 min | Serves: 6
+ 6 bell peppers, cut in half and with cores removed
+ 2 tbsp olive oil
+ 1 onion, diced
+ 3 garlic cloves, minced
+ 2 tbsp tomato paste
+ 1 lb (450 g) ground beef
+ 1 cup brown rice, cooked (learn here how to soak and cook whole grains)
+ 1 cup tomatoes, diced
+ 1 tsp dried oregano
+ sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
+ 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
+ 1/4 cup fresh parsley, coarsely chopped
Preheat oven to 400ºF (200ºC). Prepare the peppers and place them top side up in a baking pan. Coat the inside with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast until just undercooked and firm, about 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, start the stuffing by cooking onion in olive oil until soft, about 5 minutes. Add garlic, tomato paste and cook another minute. Add ground beef and cook until no longer pink, 6 minutes. Then stir in cooked rice and diced tomatoes. Season with oregano, salt, and pepper. Let simmer until liquid has reduced, about 5 minutes.
Remove peppers from the oven, spoon beef mixture into each pepper and top with cheese. Bake for 15 more minutes. Garnish with parsley before serving and enjoy!
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