Saucy Stuffed Peppers

Saucy Stuffed Peppers


"My Slovakian grandmother always made huge pots of this during the winter time. I'm a vegetarian now, and can safely say that this is the one dish that I really miss eating."


3 h servings 467 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 467 kcal
  • 23%
  • Fat:
  • 19.8 g
  • 30%
  • Carbs:
  • 52.9g
  • 17%
  • Protein:
  • 24 g
  • 48%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 82 mg
  • 27%
  • Sodium:
  • 1418 mg
  • 57%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Wash the peppers thoroughly. Make a circular incision around the stem to remove it. Once stem has been removed, remove seeds, and rinse the inside of the pepper. Discard seeds and stems and set peppers aside.
  2. In a skillet over medium heat, melt the butter and saute onion until translucent.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the onion and butter mixture with the ground beef and mix well by hand. Sprinkle in salt and pepper to taste. Slowly pour in the rice, while mixing by hand. Mix thoroughly.
  4. Stuff the meat and rice mixture into the peppers. Coat the bottom of 1 or 2 large pots with oil. Place the stuffed peppers into the pot(s) leaving a 2 inch space at the top of the pot. Pour in tomato juice until peppers are covered. If there is leftover meat mixture, form into balls and add to the tomato juice.
  5. Heat on low for 2 to 3 hours. Stir every 20 to 45 minutes. Juice will reduce to a thick sauce. You can tell that the peppers are done when they are splitting at the sides.
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  1. 79 Ratings


I did this recipe, but I'll go 1 less step. I did not sautee the onions or add the butter. No need. Ever since I was a kid, my mom never used a recipe but made peppers without precooking everyth...

FINALLY, Someone who knows how to make Stuffed Peppers! That is right. You do NOT cook the meat mixture before adding it to the peppers to bake. It WILL bake fully in the oven. If you cook the ...

As originally submitted, the result is very soft, and a bit bland, with a steamed instead of browned texture. But my husband mopped up every bit off his plate with bread and we thought it was a...

This was pretty good! I used V8 instead of plain tomato juice and red bell peppers instead of green. I also added some "Mrs Dash" Itailian seasoning and crushed red pepper to give it some zing. ...

I thought this was outstanding - best stuffed pepper recipe I've come across yet. I made mine with red, green, and yellow bell peppers and added a little brown sugar to the tomato juice while i...

We really liked this recipe. I added some chopped celery and a grated carrot to the onion, along with some minced garlic. I also used V8 juice and added some seasonings to that. It was GREAT!...

This was GREAT! I am eating it as I type. I cut the recipe in half, and did it with 2 red, 2 green. I altered the recipe due to all the reviews about it being bland. It does say salt and pepp...

This recipe turned out perfectly! I added some garlic, tabasco, and extra spices (oregano, and basil). It was excellent. A meal in a pot! I will definitely make it again. :)

Very disappointing. I read the reviews and tried to alter it but it still didn't help. The taste was bland even after adding garlic and italian seasonings. And, the instructions could be bett...