Gluten-Free Stuffed Peppers With Ground Beef, Rice, and Cheese

Gluten-Free Stuffed Peppers With Ground Beef, Rice, and Cheese

The Spruce / Elizabeth Briskin

Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 60 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
318 Calories
18g Fat
16g Carbs
23g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 318
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 8g 38%
Cholesterol 73mg 24%
Sodium 627mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 42mg 212%
Calcium 223mg 17%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 605mg 13%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Stuffed peppers make a terrific gluten-free entrée because the ingredients are naturally gluten-free and this dish is so hearty and delicious.

Ground beef, onions, tomatoes, rice, cheese, and seasonings all packed in a healthy fresh bell pepper makes great use of economical, simple ingredients.

Although this dish takes some time to prepare, it can be prepared a day or two in advance of serving for convenience. Of course, you can also freeze cooked stuffed pepper so this filling entrée is ready when you are!

Ingredients

  • 8 large bell peppers

  • 2 cups cooked basmati rice (from 1 cup dry rice)

  • 1 pound lean ground beef or chuck

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1/2 cup diced bell peppers

  • 1/2 cup diced sweet yellow onions

  • 1/2 cup diced celery

  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes

  • 1/4 cup tomato paste

  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil

  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 1/2 cups shredded milk cheddar cheese, divided

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Gluten-Free Stuffed Peppers With Ground Beef, Rice, and Cheese ingredients

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  2. Cut tops off peppers, dice tops only, and set aside. Remove seeds and membranes from peppers. Try not to pierce pepper flesh as this will prevent juices from leaking out during baking.

    bell peppers cut into pieces

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  3. Fill a large pot half full with water. Add 1 teaspoon of salt and bring to a boil. Add peppers, reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 5 minutes. Drain peppers and set aside.

    pot with water

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  4. Add olive oil to a large skillet over medium-high heat and brown ground beef.

    ground beef in a skillet

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  5. Add diced vegetables and cook mixture until vegetables are tender but not overcooked.

    add onions and peppers to the ground beef in the skillet

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  6. Add tomatoes, tomato paste, crushed garlic, oregano, basil, Worcestershire sauce, 1 teaspoon salt, and black pepper. Simmer for about 10 minutes.

    Add tomatoes, tomato paste, crushed garlic, oregano, basil, Worcestershire sauce to the ground beef mixture

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  7. Add rice and cooked ground beef mixture to a large bowl, then stir to combine. Add half of the shredded cheddar cheese and stir to blend.

    Add rice, chedder, and cooked ground beef mixture in a large bowl

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  8. Stuff peppers with meat mixture and place in a 3-quart baking dish. Top each pepper with remaining cheese.

    Stuff peppers with meat mixture and top with cheddar

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  9. Bake at 350 F for about 30 minutes or until cheese just begins to bubble and brown.

    Gluten-Free Stuffed Peppers With Ground Beef, Rice, and Cheese

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Reminder: Always make sure your work surfaces, utensils, pans, and tools are free of gluten. Always read product labels to check as manufacturers can change product formulations without notice. When in doubt, do not buy or use a product before contacting the manufacturer for verification that the product is free of gluten.