Classic Stuffed Peppers

Serve your family a dinner they’ll love with these Classic Stuffed Peppers made with Minute® Instant White Rice, seasoned ground beef and tangy tomato sauce.

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Cooking time PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 50 mins
Servings SERVES 4
Ready in TOTAL TIME 60 mins


  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 can (15 oz) tomato sauce, divided
  • 1 1/4 cups water, divided
  • 1 pkg (0.75 oz) garlic & herb salad dressing & recipe mix
  • 1 cup Minute® White Rice
  • 4 green bell peppers


  • Skip the hassle at dinnertime, but not the flavor, with these deliciously-simple Classic Stuffed Peppers loaded with Minute® Instant White Rice, seasoned ground beef and tangy tomato sauce.

    Step 1

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Brown meat with onion until almost cooked through, about 5 minutes. Stir in 1 cup of tomato sauce, 1 cup of water and salad dressing mix. Bring to a boil.

    Step 2

  • Stir in rice; cover. Remove from heat. Let stand for 5 minutes.

    Step 3

  • Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400°F.

    Step 4

  • Cut tops off peppers. Scoop out seeds and discard. Mix remaining tomato sauce and remaining water in bottom of a 9-inch baking dish.

    Step 5

  • Place peppers in baking dish. Spoon meat mixture into peppers; cover with foil.

    Step 6

  • Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until peppers are tender. Spoon sauce from the bottom of the dish over peppers just before serving.

    Recipe Tips

    Use Minute® Instant Jasmine Rice in the stuffed bell peppers for added flavor.

Classically Delicious

Satisfying and delicious recipes don’t have to be complicated or time-consuming. Enjoy hearty meals full of amazing flavors with deliciously simple Minute® Rice recipes designed to fit into even the busiest of schedules.

Treat yourself and your family to loads of flavor for dinner tonight with these easy-to-make Classic Stuffed Peppers made with Minute® Instant White Rice, perfectly seasoned ground beef, chopped onion and tangy tomato sauce. While these tasty peppers take about an hour to make, prep time is just a few minutes. The oven takes care of the rest. Enjoy some quality time with your family, or sit back and kick your feet up while you wait.

Make it Whole Grain

Try this tasty recipe with Minute® Instant Brown Rice for an equally tasty, whole-grain option. If you do, remember to cook the rice for 10 minutes in Step 2 before removing from the heat.