Our garden has been overflowing with green bell peppers this summer, so I wanted to cook a yummy dish that everyone would love. My husband was a little worried about what it was going to taste like (he isn’t a bit of a meat loaf fan), but he does love tomato soup. The end result is a tomato ground beef cheesy yumminess.

I experimented with a few versions and put together this stuffed green bell pepper recipe.

Ingredients for stuffed green bell peppers:

  • 8 green bell peppers
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 2 fresh tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 cup uncooked basmati rice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 2 teaspoons parsley
  • 1 cup shredded Monterrey Jack cheese
  • 2 (10.75 ounce) cans condensed tomato soup
  • Salt to taste
  • Water to add as needed

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

1. In a medium saucepan cook the 1 lb. ground beef and 1/3 cup chopped onions over medium heat until the meat is brown. Drain excess fat and liquid.

2. Add the chopped tomatoes, 1/2 cup water and the 1/2 cup uncooked rice to the ground beef. Cover the pan turn the stove down to simmer and simmer for 15 minutes.

Rice, tomatoes, ground beef – this is the ultimate stuffed pepper stuffing!

3. In a large pan boil water and boil the green peppers for about 5 minutes. Place the peppers upright in a a baking pan. I usually use one of my glass or Pyrex baking dishes.

4. Add the 1 tsp. Worchester sauce, 1 tsp. oregano, 2 tsp. parsley, 2 cans tomato soup and 1 cup cheese. Heat over medium heat until the soup is warm. You may need to add a little water, you want the consistence of gravy.

5. Pour into green bell peppers and sprinkle cheese on top.

6. Cover pan with tin foil and bake for 30-35 minutes..