Stuffed Bell Peppers {Filling}
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 20 minutes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
The bell pepper serves as a bowl, holding in all the delicious flavors!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 1 - lb(s) ground beef
  • 1 - Tbsp minced onion
  • 1 - tsp garlic powder
  • 1 - cup(s) cooked rice
  • 1 - tsp minced garlic
  • - 15 oz. can(s) tomato sauce
  • 1/2 - 15 oz. can(s) corn
  • 1 - cup(s) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • - Salt and pepper
  • 4 - large green bell pepper(s)**
  • Side: - salad**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Brown the ground beef with 1 Tbsp minced onion and 1 tsp garlic powder. Drain well.
  3. Cook the rice, if needed.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, combine the browned ground beef, cooked rice, salt and pepper, minced garlic, tomato sauce, and half of a can of corn. Stir in the shredded cheese.
  5. Remove the seeds and pith from the bell peppers and place snugly into a small baking dish. Add the stuffing to the bell peppers. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes.
  6. Prepare salad.
  7. Serve Stuffed Bell Peppers with side salad.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Brown 2 lbs. ground beef with 2 Tbsp minced onion and 2 tsp garlic. Drain well.
  2. Cook 1 cup rice to yield 2 cups cooked rice.
  3. Open and drain 1 can corn, and open 2 cans tomato sauce.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • Half of the browned ground beef
  • Half of the cooked rice
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • Half of the canned tomato sauce
  • Half of the canned corn, drained
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw completely in a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before adding the filling to the bell peppers and baking as directed.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Omit the cheese in the filling for dairy-free meal.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when served with gluten-free sides.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Stuffed Bell Peppers {Filling}

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw completely before adding the filling to 4 seeded bell peppers. Bake at 350 F for 30 minutes.
Serve with side salad.

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