Stuffed Peppers are a classic recipe that starts with a filling of beef, rice and tomatoes that’s packed into a sweet bell pepper and baked until sweet, tender and flavorful.
Sweet Bell Peppers were on special at the grocery store so I thought it would be the perfect time to make and share my recipe for Stuffed Peppers. My recipe is a classic recipe, nothing fancy, just basic ingredients that are baked to become something very delicious.
Stuffed Peppers start with browning an onion and ground chuck with salt and pepper. Then you add in some tomato products; diced tomatoes and tomato paste, along with oregano and tarragon and cooked rice. This is slow cooked on the stove top for a bit, so the flavors can marry and become one.
One step that I have added to my recipe is to cook the bell peppers in the microwave before stuffing them. I like my bell pepper to have some structure to it when it comes out of the oven. I don’t want it to soften too much that it doesn’t hold its shape. By starting the process in the microwave I don’t need to cook them as long in the oven.