Healthier Stuffed Peppers Recipe

  • 1/2 cup brown rice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 green bell peppers
  • 2 red bell peppers
  • 2 yellow bell peppers
  • 1 (8 ounce) can natural tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 (8 ounce) can natural tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, optional
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Bring brown rice and water to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until rice is tender and liquid has been absorbed, 45 to 50 minutes.
  3. Cook and stir beef, garlic, and onion in a skillet over medium heat until meat is evenly browned and onion is softened, about 5 minutes.
  4. Remove and discard the tops, seeds, and membranes of the green, red, and yellow bell peppers. Arrange peppers in a baking dish with the hollowed sides facing upward. Slice the bottoms off the peppers if necessary so that they stand upright.
  5. Mix the browned beef, cooked rice, 1 can tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Spoon an equal amount of the mixture into each hollowed pepper. Mix the remaining tomato sauce and Italian seasoning in a bowl, and pour over the stuffed peppers.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven, basting with sauce every 15 minutes, until the peppers are tender, about 1 hour. Sprinkle the peppers with grated Parmesan cheese after baking.