Looking for an easy, delicious meal that at the same time is nutritious and simple to make? Here is a perfect option – boiled stuffed bell peppers with ground beef and rice. You`ve got the recipe just from the title; simply add in some veggies and you are good.

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Stuffed peppers is a perfect dish – a fully separate meal that has vegetables, grains and meat. What else you can ask for? And, despite the fact that the cooking process itself is somewhat troublesome, you do not need to have some special cooking skills to make it. You can make them ahead of time, freeze up to 3 months and then boil straight from frozen. A delicious option for a healthy lunch and a family dinner.

I think some type of stuffed peppers recipe exists in every country, from India to Turkey and further down to Europe and across the ocean. You can bake peppers in the oven, boil on the stovetop, and combine boiling with baking (when you boil peppers then stuff them with the filling and bake in the oven). You can use rice (or any other grain, for example, bulgur or pearled barley) that was boiled ahead of time, you can even use precooked ground meat. That will considerably save you the final boiling time of the dish. You cook stuffed bell peppers with raw meat for 40 minutes. If you had it sautéed with vegetables then you will need only 15 to 20 minutes to get bell peppers ready.

As for the sautéed vegetables, onion and carrot are my favorite ones. However, your number of options is endless. My firm advice would be not to skip adding gravy to boiling water for bell peppers (it adds that special creamy sour notes to the mix).

Here is a collection of my other favorite recipes that can be a nutritious meal on its own:

List of Ingredients for Stuffed Bell Peppers:

Ingredients for Easy Stuffed Bell Peppers

  • 8-10 bell peppers (medium size);
  • 400 g ground beef;
  • 200 g rice, boiled;
  • 150 g sour cream;
  • 150 g tomato paste (or ketchup);
  • 200 g carrot;
  • 200 g onion;
  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil;
  • Salt and black pepper to your taste.

How to make homemade stuffed peppers with ground beef and rice:

  • Chop onion and grate carrot. There is no big difference whether you decide to use the side with large or small holes. You can even cut onion into fine slices. Divide onion and carrot into two parts.

Chop onion

Grate carrot

  • Sauté onion together with carrot for 2 to 3 minutes until vegetables become soft. Before adding fresh vegetables to the skillet make sure to heat vegetable oil. Set aside sautéed veggies to cool down.

Saute half of the vegetables

  • Combine ground meat with pre-boiled rice in a deep bowl.

Combine ground meat with boiled rice

  • Add sautéed onion and carrot. Nicely stir the mixture.

Add sauteed vegetables

  • Season filling for the bell peppers with salt and black pepper. You are always free to add any spices you like. However, I tend to stick to classics.

Season the filling and mix

  • Cut off the tops of bell peppers. Carefully get rid of the ribs and seeds. Rinse peppers under running water and pat them dry with paper towels.

Cut of tops and get rid of the seeds

  • Fill each bell pepper with the mixture of vegetables, rice and ground meat.

Fill peppers with meat mixture

  • Combine sour cream and tomato paste.

Combine sour cream and tomato paste

  • Take the pot that you will be using for cooking peppers and place chopped onion with grated carrots on the bottom.

Place the other half chopped veggies on the bottom of the pot

  • Pour sour cream with tomato paste over the vegetables and mix until well combined.

Pour sour cream and tomato sauce mix

  • Arrange filled bell peppers in the pot with cut off sides facing upward.

Arrange peppers in the pot

  • Pour water to cover half of the peppers height. Let the water with stuffed bell peppers boil on the high heat. Add salt and lower the heat to minimum that the sauce will be slightly simmering. Boil for 40 minutes with a lid closed. As a result, you will get twice as much liquid than you had from the beginning.

Boil for 40 minutes

  • Let boiled stuffed bell peppers cool down a bit before serving! Enjoy your meal!

Let peppers cool down before serving

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Stuffed-Bell-Peppers-Recipe with Beef and Rice

Before cooking your own version of this dish, please, try making this recipe first. Believe me; even basic recipes can surprise you.

Stuffed Bell Peppers Recipe with Ground Beef and Rice

Learn how to cook these delicious stuffed bell peppers at home following the easiest recipe that you can find.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: International
Keyword: bell peppers with ground beef and rice, how to cook stuffed peppers, stuffed bell peppers with ground beef, stuffed peppers recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 112kcal

Ingredients

  • 8-10 bell peppers (medium size)
  • 400 g ground beef
  • 200 g rice, boiled
  • 150 g sour cream
  • 150 g tomato paste (or ketchup)
  • 200 g carrot
  • 200 g onion
  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • Salt and black pepper to your taste

Instructions

  • Chop onion and grate carrot. There is no big difference whether you decide to use the side with large or small holes. You can even cut onion into fine slices. Divide onion and carrot into two parts.
  • Sauté onion together with carrot for 2 to 3 minutes until vegetables become soft. Before adding fresh vegetables to the skillet make sure to heat vegetable oil. Set aside sautéed veggies to cool down.
  • Combine ground meat with pre-boiled rice in a deep bowl.
  • Add sautéed onion and carrot. Nicely stir the mixture.
  • Season filling for the bell peppers with salt and black pepper. You are always free to add any spices you like. However, I tend to stick to classics.
  • Cut off the tops of bell peppers. Carefully get rid of the ribs and seeds. Rinse peppers under running water and pat them dry with paper towels.
  • Fill each bell pepper with the mixture of vegetables, rice and ground meat.
  • Combine sour cream and tomato paste.
  • Take the pot that you will be using for cooking peppers and place chopped onion with grated carrots on the bottom.
  • Pour sour cream with tomato paste over the vegetables and mix until well combined.
  • Arrange filled bell peppers in the pot with cut off sides facing upward.
  • Pour water to cover half of the peppers height. Let the water with stuffed bell peppers boil on the high heat. Add salt and lower the heat to minimum that the sauce will be slightly simmering. Boil for 40 minutes with a lid closed. As a result, you will get twice as much liquid than you had from the beginning.
  • Let boiled stuffed bell peppers cool down a bit before serving! Enjoy your meal!

Notes

*calories per 100 g

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