Make Ahead Simple Stuffed Peppers

Make Ahead Simple Stuffed Peppers


Make Ahead Simple Stuffed Peppers
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Make this hearty meal on a lazy Sunday and freeze it to eat when you're short of time during the week. This recipe for Make Ahead Simple Stuffed Peppers is a recipe with ground beef, rice, tomato paste and more. Bell peppers are stuffed to the brim with delicious filling and baked until just soft enough. Not only does this dish look impressive, it tastes amazing as well. The recipe serves 8, so you'll have enough to eat half and freeze half.


Preparation Time10 min

Cooking Time50 min

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Do you remember if it is the three or four point green peppers that are the best for cooking? One is sweeter and better for eating raw. I think that is the one with three points on the bottom of the pepper. I think the four points is the ones that are better for cooking, but I may have them backward. I always forget and have to find it online.

When I saw this recipe was make-ahead, I thought it was to be made the night before (which I guess you could do) but it actually refers to making them and then freezing to have ready for another meal. I love that this recipe can be made in about an hour, which makes it a contender for weeknights. It's a nice change from soup or pasta, and you could use red and orange peppers to a some sweetness. These would be graet to make in bulk in the fall when peppers are plentiful, and have ready in the freezer to enjoy all winter long!

I've only made stuffed peppers in my slow cooker, so thanks for a similar recipe that can be baked. Thanks for the brilliant idea to set the peppers in a muffin pan. I would never have thought of that. I am considering trying these with ground Italian sasauge and tomato or pizza sauce. So many ideas..

I love stuffed peppers. I like the tip about freezing them for later. One other thing I do is sometimes cut them in half top to bottom and fill each half. Some peppers just don't want to stand up so cutting the tops off really doesn't work. You fill and bake the same way as you would if they were standing up. You would need to use a bigger pan though.

A tip for baking stuffed peppers-set them in a muffin pan, stuff them with the ingredients, and bake away! Keeps them from falling over and makes cleanup super simple. I'm a vegetarian so I normally skip the meat and fill with rice, veggies, and tomatoes.Sometimes, I'll add a tomato sauce, too. So many options for stuffed peppers. Enjoy!

Stuffed peppers are the best. I really like that you can freeze some of these and save them for later. I definitely need to do that!


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