Stuffed peppers with ground beef and cheese

Bell peppers stuffed with spicy ground beef and plenty of cheese.
Bell peppers stuffed with spicy ground beef and plenty of cheese.

Ingredients

4 servingservings
USMetric
  • 1 oz. 30 g butter, for greasing the baking dish
  • 4 4 green bell peppergreen bell peppers
  • 2 tablespoons 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1 yellow onionyellow onions
  • 2 2 garlic clovegarlic cloves
  • 113 lbs 600 g ground beef
  • 2 teaspoons 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 7 oz. 200 g crushed tomatoes
  • salt and pepper
  • ½ lb 225 g shredded cheese
  • 1 cup 225 ml sour cream or mayonnaise
  • 4 oz. 110 g leafy greens

Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Cut the peppers in half, discard the seeds and place the peppers in a greased baking dish.
  3. Drizzle olive oil on top of the peppers and place them in the oven while you are preparing the filling. If you prefer a crunchier pepper, you can skip this and just bake them after you've filled them.
  4. Chop onion and garlic finely.
  5. Heat olive oil in a frying pan, add the finely chopped onions and garlic and fry until soft. Add ground beef.
  6. Fry for 5 minutes or more, and add chili, cumin, salt and pepper and then the crushed tomatoes. Let simmer for 10 minutes.
  7. Remove from heat and stir in half the cheese.
  8. Stuff the peppers with ground-beef mixture, sprinkle cheese on top and return to oven.
  9. Bake in oven for another 25 minutes, until the cheese has melted.
  10. Serve with a dollop of sour cream and some leafy greens.

17 Comments

  1. Apicius
    I made these this weekend and the recipe was terrific! I replaced the cumin with approx 1 teaspoon dried thyme instead and added a few leaves fresh basil...it came out delicious! Thank you!
  2. Marie
    Step 7 says "return" peppers to oven. They haven't yet been in the oven! Has a step been missed out?
  3. Ellis
    Marie, i just cooked these less than an hour ago. I did not place them in the oven twice. I placed them in the oven after i filled them with the meat/cheese mixture for 25 mins as instructed. They came out fine and very tasty! The bell pepper still had a slight crunch to it...which is how i like it, i dont like them mushy. If your not a fan of the crunch i suppose you could leave them in the oven a few more minutes to cook a bit longer.
  4. Marie
    Thank you Ellis. Perhaps Step 7 should say "Stuff the peppers with ground-beef mixture, sprinkle cheese on top." And Step 8 "Bake in oven for 25 minutes, until the cheese has melted."
    "return" and "another" are redundant to instructions.
  5. Lora
    What would be the nutritional information for this dish?
  6. Peter Biörck Team Diet Doctor
    Hi Lora!

    If you hover your mouse over the symbol for "Strict/Moderate/Liberal Low Carb" on the pictures for all our recipes then you will get the nutritional facts.

    The amount of displayed carbs is net carbs (Total amount of carbs - fiber).

  7. Elaine
    Can't wait to make this for dinner tonight! This website has been so helpful!
  8. gbl
    I'm stuffing pepper halves with my leftover Tex Mex taco supper.
  9. tara darity
    tried this tonight ! tasty
  10. lizguini
    14g carbs for this seems high per serving, a regular size bell pepper is only 3 grams and the other ingredients aren't a lot more. I haven't calculated it but there's no way it's that much. I'm going to make it tonight but will use half a medium onion, a full onion is too much for the amount of meat. I'll calculate recipe when I make it and comment later what I find.
    Reply: #15
  11. Pam
    How much is 1/2 a can?? What size can? That's very confusing!
  12. Nina
    I"m not seeing quantities for any of the ingredients.
    Reply: #14
  13. Tamara
    Measurements not showing for the ingredients, please fix
  14. Kristin Berglund Team Diet Doctor

    I"m not seeing quantities for any of the ingredients.

    Hi Nina and Tamara!

    We're so sorry! Fixed now!

  15. Kristina
    Did you ever find out how many carbs this actually was?
  16. Janet
    I guess you are not viewing the full recipe. I have to say these are DELICIOUS .

    This is from the recipe

    Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
    Cut the peppers in half, discard the seeds and place the peppers in a greased baking dish.
    Drizzle olive oil on top of the peppers and place them in the oven while you are preparing the filling. If you prefer a crunchier pepper, you can skip this and just bake them after you’ve filled them.

  17. Stephanie
    This was very good... Could have used a little more salt, but otherwise great recipe, and VERY filling. I couldn't finish my serving when paired with a salad.

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