- ½ cup Cooked rice
- 2 tbsp Olive oilextra-virgin , plus more for drizzling
- 1 Onionmedium , chopped
- 1 tbsp Tomato paste
- 3 cloves Garlicminced
- 1 lb Ground beef
- 1 (14.5 oz) can Tomatoesdiced
- 1 tsp Dried oregano
- Kosher Saltto taste
- Black pepperfreshly ground , to taste
- 6 Bell peppertops and cores removed
- 1 cup Monterey Jack cheeseshredded
- Parsleyfreshly chopped , for garnish
Classic Stuffed Peppers
These Classic Stuffed Peppers put in a regular appearance in my kitchen. They are bright and cheerful looking and they taste absolutely delicious. It’s such a clever meal as the flesh of the pepper creates an edible bowl. They’re also a great way to use up leftover rice.
To make these, I start by cooking the rice. I hollow out 6 peppers and sit them in a baking dish while I make the filling. The filling consists of a meat sauce made with ground beef, tomatoes, onion, garlic and oregano. I stuff the peppers, sprinkle some monterey jack on top and bake in the oven for a delicious and healthy dinner.
To make my Classic Stuffed Peppers, you will need the following ingredients:
So, how do you make Classic Stuffed Peppers?
Steps to make Classic Stuffed Peppers
Heat the oven
Preheat the oven to 400 °F.
Cook the rice
Add tomato paste, garlic and ground beef
Add rice and tomatoes
Stuff the peppers
Cover and bake