Lazy Stuffed Pepper

Love the title on this one… This is just a broken down stuffed pepper. Two of my boys don’t like traditional stuffed peppers. In fact, they don’t eat the pepper portion when I make it that way. However… with this recipe, everything gets eaten up.

I hope everyone is well… Everything is going well on my front. The craziness of the holidays and the business of the boys with school and the uptick in activities this year has begun. It’s great to have a simple recipe that everyone loves that you can throw together in a pinch. I hope you all enjoy.



2 bell peppers

1/2 of a large onion or 1 med onion

16 oz of chicken broth

15 oz can of tomato sauce

1 cup of minute rice

1 package of cherry tomatoes

1 Tbs Tastefully Simple’s Simply Salsa

1 tsp Tastefully Simple’s Garlic Garlic

1 Tbs of Tastefully Simple’s Mama Mia Marinara

1.5 cups of cheddar jack cheese

1.5 lbs of ground meat of your choice

Start off browning the ground meat


While the meat is getting happy, chop up the peppers and onions.


Big chances are fine.

Once you have almost all the meat browned and the peppers and onions are chopped, add them to the pan with the meat.


Cook for about 5 – 7 minutes. While that is happening, quarter the cherry tomatoes and add 2 Tbs of Simply Salsa. Let sit.

Once onions and peppers are cooked, add the tomato sauce, chicken broth, and diced tomatoes. Bring to a boil then reduce heat and let simmer for 25 minutes.


Once simmered, remove from heat. Add 1 cup of minute rice, stir, and let sit covered for 5 minutes. Top with cheese.


Serve up in a bowl and enjoy!


This is one of my family’s favorite meals. As my wife would say, “Do over!” I love hearing that. 🙂

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To your abundance!


The Tastefully Simple guy



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