Tender stuffed bell peppers stuffed with ground beef, sausage, onion, diced tomatoes, and Cheez Whiz. Oh my goodness, this is easy and it’s so delicious.
I’m not sure where the recipe came from, but it’s the best-stuffed bell pepper recipe that I have found, and I’ve yet to find another recipe made the same way.
4 to 6 large bell peppers (I prefer green, but any color will do, tops, and cores removed)
1 medium yellow or white onion (diced)
1 tomato diced
1 pound lean ground beef (use more if you’re feeding a crowd)
1 package sausage (I prefer Jimmy Dean mild)
1 jar Cheez Whiz
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup to 1 cup cooked rice*
In a large skillet or medium stock pot, brown the beef and sausage together, and add the onion over medium heat. You can drain the fat if you desire, but it’s not required (I don’t drain for this specific recipe). Add the rice and diced tomatoes, and Cheez Whiz (tip: nuke the Cheez Whiz for about 30 seconds). Season with salt and pepper. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Cut the tops off the bell peppers and clean out the seeds and membrane. Fill peppers with meat mixture.
Place in a casserole dish and bake in a preheated oven for about 40 minutes or until peppers are as tender as you like. Serve with your favorite sides. My favorite sides for whatever reason with this are corn and broccoli.
* Notes for the rice* The amount depends on how much meat you’re using also I don’t like a lot of rice because too much rice soaks up all of the juices. (I prefer minute rice, but use what you prefer)