Speedy Stuffed Pepper

For an easy appetizer idea or for a quick meal, our Speedy Stuffed Pepper — packed with cheesy ground beef — fits the bill!

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Speedy Stuffed Pepper

Cooking time PREP TIME 3 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 5 mins
Servings SERVES 1
Ready in TOTAL TIME 8 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 3 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 5 mins
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  • 1 cup Minute®Jasmine Rice & Red Quinoa Cups
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 2 oz cooked ground beef
  • 2 tbsp pasta sauce
  • 2 tbsp shredded mozzarella


  • If you are looking for a quick appetizer you can serve the next time you are entertaining guests, check out this stuffed pepper recipe made with Minute® Jasmine Rice & Red Quinoa Cups.

    Step 1

  • Heat rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Slice off top of bell pepper and remove seeds. Place pepper in a microwave-safe dish and microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes.

    Step 3

  • In a small bowl, combine rice, beef and pasta sauce. Stuff mixture into pepper and top with cheese.

    Step 4

  • Microwave on HIGH for an additional 2 minutes, until heated through and cheese is melted.

    Recipe Tip

    Substitute pasta sauce with salsa and top with Monterey Jack cheese.

Baked Bell Peppers

If you have a bit more time and want your peppers to be perfectly tender before stuffing them, then bake your peppers. By putting your peppers in the oven for 30 minutes, you’ll have perfectly tender bell peppers that you’ll be able to stuff easily.

For another stuffed pepper recipe, take a look at these Easy Italian Stuffed Peppers or these Rice and Quinoa Stuffed Peppers. For a stuffed pepper recipe that can be slow cooked, check out these easy Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers

How to Cook Ground Beef

Ground beef is an important ingredient in plenty of dishes like this Mexican Corn and Beef Rice Bowl so it’s important to learn how to cook and brown it correctly. 

To start with, you’ll want to get the freshest ground beef possible from the supermarket. Before you buy your beef, check the sell-by date — the further away the better! You’ll also want the ground beef to have a red color, avoid any beef that has a greyish color when uncooked. 

When it comes to cooking your ground beef, you’ll want to heat a little oil in a pan over medium-high heat, then add the meat to the pan. You can then set about breaking up the ground beef into smaller pieces and chunks with a wooden spoon or spatula. This will allow it to cook better. Once your ground beef has been broken into small chunks and is well browned all over, season it with salt and any spices you are using.

Once you’ve mastered cooking and browning your beef, take a look at this One-Pot Beef and Rice Skillet or these Beef and Rice Soft Tacos.

Other Meal Inspiration

For a rice dish with more of a Latin American flavor, learn how to make this easy Mexican Rice Recipe.

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