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Deconstructed Stuffed Peppers

You know I can hear you!!  I know, I know, it’s been awhile since I posted a “real food” recipe.  I really do fix savory food, I promise.  I just don’t seem to take the time to take pictures when I’m cooking dinner.  A bad habit that I must break.  I know you probably hate seeing all those sweets that I post, so I thought I’d catch you off guard and surprise you today.  

Did your mom fix stuffed peppers when you were a kid?  My mom did, and they were one of my favorite comfort foods.  Green was the pepper of choice with my mom, and they were so easy to grow in the garden. My mom would freeze them in the Summer so we could enjoy them in the Fall and Winter.  I don’t know about you, but I was always starved when I got off the school bus, and I loved it when I could come home from school on a cool Fall day and smell the aroma of stuffed peppers as I walked through the door.  

Years later, I still love my stuffed peppers, but I sometimes like to fix them deconstructed. This eliminates using the oven and I just throw everything together in a skillet, peppers and all.  Of course you can use any color of peppers in this recipe, but I used green just because that’s what my mom did.  

Did I mention there’s only six ingredients in this recipe, and it takes no time to make?  Yep!  Fix this on a week night for hungry kids and watch it disappear.  Funny thing with kids…they may not want to eat the pepper when you serve them stuffed, but when you dice up the pepper and add it in the mix, it’s a whole different story.  


Deconstructed Stuffed Peppers

  • Author: Cindy Gibbs @ My Country Table
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 45


A comforting, savory, hot dish made of ground beef, peppers, rice and tomatoes.



  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 large onion, diced small
  • 1 large pepper, diced small, any color
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes, basil, garlic and oregano, 14.5 ounces each
  • Soy sauce to taste (I use several shakes of soy sauce)
  • 2 cups uncooked instant rice, (or you can use long grain)


  1. Cook rice according to package directions and set aside.
  2. Add ground beef, onion and pepper to a large skillet or dutch oven. Cook over medium heat until ground beef is cooked through. Remove from heat and drain.
  3. Add ingredients back to the skillet or dutch oven. Add the tomatoes, rice and soy sauce. Mix everything to combine. Heat over medium heat. Taste and add salt & pepper if desired. Add more soy sauce to taste.
  4. Serve hot!


  • If you want the finished recipe to be more saucy, you can add a little V8 or Tomato juice.


  • Serving Size: 4


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