Dutch Oven Stuffed Bell Peppers

By J Kate

Just like mom used to make with a smokey flair.

Dutch Oven Stuffed Bell Peppers
Ingredients
  • 8 large green peppers

  • 2 lbs ground beef

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 medium onions, chopped

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin

  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander

  • 1/2 teaspoon basil

  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano

  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 cup celery, chopped fine

  • 1 cup rice, uncooked

  • 2 cups tomato soup

  • 1 cup water

Directions
  1. Cut stem from green peppers, remove stem, seeds, and veins.

  2. Wash and blanch in boiling water for 2 minutes.

  3. Remove, drain and cool

  4. Heat olive oil in large skillet.

  5. Add meat, onion and celery.

  6. When meat is browned, drain and put back in skillet and add spices and Worcestershire sauce.

  7. Stir until mixed well then remove from heat.

  8. Prepare rice according to package directions.

  9. When done, add to meat mixture, stir to mix well, then heap mixture into peppers.

  10. Arrange in Dutch oven or a casserole and cover with soup and water mixture.

  11. Bake at 350 F for one hour.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
8
Calories
339.3
Total Fat
14.9 g
Saturated Fat
5.3 g
Cholesterol
67 mg
Sodium
837.6 mg
Total Carbohydrate
28.5 g
Dietary Fiber
3.5 g
Protein
23.4 g

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2 replies

Anonymous
Anonymous 2014-07-15 19:49:58 -0500 Report

Sounds good and I agree it could be made with ground turkey, chicken, or even with bison (which is lower fat). Leave out the suggest of brown rice, barley, or oats though. The garlic powder works well with the ground meat but minced garlic could work too.

My Mom simmered her stuffed peppers in a nice tomato sauce and served over the rice.

Zoitsa
Zoitsa 2014-07-15 18:31:37 -0500 Report

This could definitely be improved. For instance, ground chicken or turkey instead of beef, no added salt, real garlic, low sodium Worcestershire, tomato paste/low sodium chicken broth, and either brown rice or something with a little more fiber, like barley or oats.