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These yummy grilled stuffed peppers made with basmati rice and ground beef make the perfect fun snack, or easy dinner or lunch idea. Made with simple ingredients, you can never go wrong with a recipe as delicious and easy as this one!

grilled stuffed peppers

 

Grilling is not just reserved for meat cuts. In fact it can be used to prepare a whole range of meals and with summer upon us, I thought it fit to share this easy stuffed pepper recipe.

This recipe is the perfect example of how to make something beyond just a steak on the grill.

The peppers cooked over a grill will have an amazing texture, and a perfectly balanced flavors of meat, rice, spices, and smoke. When you get tired of classic meat and grilling, we suggest you try out this recipe.

 

What peppers can be used?

You can use just about any type of peppers that you have on hand once it is large enough to be stuffed. For this recipe bell peppers were used as they are quite large.

 

Do you have to cook ground beef before stuffing peppers?

It is not a must to cook the ground beef before stuffing. However, I personally think the ground beef is more flavorful once it is cooked before stuffing the peppers.  

 

Tips and tricks

  • Grill the peppers away from the direct heat. Just push them slightly to the side. If over a direct flame, they will burn.
  • Instead of the beef you can use any red meat of you choice.
  • For a Mexican twist, use chili and Mexican style blend cheese instead of the shredded mozzarella in this recipe. 

 

Ingredients to make stuffed bell peppers

For this recipe, these are all the ingredients you will need:

  • 2 green bell peppers
  • 0.25lb. ground beef
  • ¼ cup cooked Basmati rice or any rice
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp paprika powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • ¼ cup shredded mozzarella
  • ¼ cup tomato sauce

 

How to make grilled stuffed peppers

To start, gather all of your ingredients in one place.

 

Next, preheat the grill to medium. Also, at this point, go ahead and cut the bell pepper tops and chop those tops.

Heat some oil in a skillet and cook the ground beef and peppers along with your spices for 6-7 minutes.

 

Pour in the tomato sauce and add the rice making sure to stir to combine. Then simmer for 1 minute.

 

The stuffing of cooked beef, peppers and rice should look like this:

 

Next, stuff the peppers with the mixture and place the peppers on the grill grates, on indirect heat and cover either with a grill lid or aluminum foil.

 

Grill the peppers for 30 minutes. Top the peppers with cheese and grill until the cheese is melted.

grilled rice and ground beef stuffed peppers

You should serve these delicious grilled stuffed peppers warm.

 

How to store

  • You can store these in a fridge for up to three days. Or you can freeze the peppers – Cover them in aluminum foil and then wrap the entire dish in plastic wrap to completely seal them up. Leave no part of the peppers exposed or else they may get freezer burnt.
  • You can also freeze each pepper individually by cooling them, then wrapping them in plastic wrap. Set them into airtight freezer bags and freeze. A vacuum sealer also works great. Freeze for 3 months.

 

Nutrition info

In every serving of stuffed peppers there are:

  • Calories 231
  • Total Fat 6.9g
  • Saturated Fat 3.2g
  • Cholesterol 62mg
  • Sodium 288mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 19g
  • Dietary Fiber 1.5g
  • Total Sugars 3.3g
  • Protein 22.4g

 

What do you eat with stuffed peppers?

Here are a few sides that you can enjoy with stuffed peppers for a very satisfying meal:
  • Green salad
  • Sweet potato fries
  • Bread

Recipe substitutes

  • Substitute mozzarella cheese with Mexican style blend cheese.
  • Substitute bell peppers for sweet mini peppers or sweet large peppers
  • Substitute basmati rice for brown rice, instant white rice or even konjac rice.

 

More stuffed pepper recipes

 

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Grilled Stuffed Peppers

Grilled Stuffed Peppers

These yummy grilled stuffed peppers made with basmati rice and ground beef make the perfect fun snack, or easy dinner or lunch idea. Made with simple ingredients, you can never go wrong with a recipe as delicious and easy as this one!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 2 green bell peppers
  • 0.25lb. ground beef
  • ¼ cup cooked Basmati rice or any rice
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp paprika powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • ¼ cup shredded mozzarella
  • ¼ cup tomato sauce

Instructions

    1. To start, gather all of your ingredients in one place.
    2. Next, preheat the grill to medium. Also, at this point, go ahead and cut the bell pepper tops and chop those tops.
    3. Heat some oil in a skillet and cook the ground beef and peppers along with your spices for 6-7 minutes.
    4. Pour in the tomato sauce and add the rice making sure to stir to combine. Then simmer for 1 minute.
    5. Next, stuff the peppers with the mixture and place the peppers on the grill grates, on indirect heat and cover either with a grill lid or aluminum foil.
    6. Grill the peppers for 30 minutes. Top the peppers with cheese and grill until the cheese is melted.
    7. You should serve these delicious grilled stuffed peppers warm.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 231Total Fat: 6.9gSaturated Fat: 3.2gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 288mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 1.5gSugar: 3.3gProtein: 22.4g

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