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 Classic Stuffed Peppers made with beef, zucchini, and onions. This is a great dinner that can be made ahead. Honestly, the leftovers are better than the first time around. Come on in and I’ll share this tasty Stuffed Pepper Recipe with you…

Stuffed Peppers

This is a dish, my sister used to request for her birthday dinner. Stuffed Peppers

I was never a fan of peppers, myself until I started craving new foods with each pregnancy. It’s amazing how your taste buds will change. There’s still hope for my finicky eater.

Stuffed Peppers Recipe

After harvesting peppers, zuchini, and tomatoes from my dad’s garden, my mom would cook up a batch of these stuffed peppers.

Stuffed Peppers Recipe

The whole family looked forward to this end of the summer dish. I hope you enjoy it, too.


What can you serve with Stuffed Peppers?

  • Salad
  • Green Beans
  • Toasted Bread 

Do you have to cook the ground beef before stuffing the peppers?

  • You do not technically have to cook the ground beef before stuffing the peppers, but I find that it flavors the vegetables and rice nicely when cooked together before stuffing the peppers




Stuffed Peppers Recipes {with beef and zucchini} | Kid Friendly Things To Do

Stuffed Peppers Recipe
  • Author: Melissa


  • 68 Green Peppers – Cored
  • 2 pounds of hamburger
  • 1 medium onion – chopped
  • 1 zucchini – peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. of garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. of salt
  • pepper – a couple of twists on the pepper grinder – or – a couple of dashes
  • 1 Tbsp. of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 large can (about 16 oz.) of tomato sauce – divided
  • Cooked Rice – 2 cups of cooked rice
  • Butter


  • Boil the cored peppers in a large pot, until tender (about 10 minutes)

Stuffed Peppers Recipe with beef and zucchini

  • In a large, non stick skillet, cook the hamburger
  • *I like to drain and then use a blender to make the hamburger texture super fine
  • Add the onion, zucchini, tomato, garlic, salt, pepper, 8 oz. of the tomato sauce and Worcestershire sauce
  • Continue to cook until all of the veggetables are tender
  • Mix the rice into the beef mixture

Stuffed Peppers Recipe with beef and zucchini

  • When peppers are tender, drain the water from the peppers and let them cool off a bit
  • In another large ovenproof pot – or – crock pot, add half of the tomato sauce to the bottom of the pot

Stuffed Peppers Recipe with beef and zucchini

  • Drain the rice mixture & start filling each pepper to the top with the rice mixture
  • Place the peppers, standing up in the oven proof pot, – or a crock pot – on top of the sauce

Stuffed Peppers Recipe with beef and zucchini

  • Add a little more tomato sauce to the top of each pepper
  • Cover the pot, and if your using the oven (bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes) if you’re using a crockpot, place it on low for the day
  • Add a dab of butter to the top of each cooked stuffed pepper 


  • Don’t forget to dip into that yummy tomato sauce at the bottom of the pot, and spread over the peppers when serving
  • *Another optional ingredient is 1 large tomato – cut it up into chunks and cook it with the other vegetables  (I usually add one, but completely forgot this time around!) 

How do you Make Stuffed Peppers?

  1. Cook rice
  2. Cut, core and boil peppers
  3. Cook beef
  4. Add vegetables to beef and cook until tender
  5. Add rice to vegetables and beef
  6. Pour tomato sauce in the bottom of the pot
  7. Add the boil peppers that have been drained
  8. Stuff them with beef, rice and vegetable mixture
  9. Pour more tomato sauce over the peppers and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes 
  10. Serve with bread, salad and green beans 


Stuffed Peppers Recipe

~Melissa – KidFriendlyThingsToDo.Com 

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