Stuffed Peppers With Ground Beef & Rice

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"This delicious stuffing features ground beef, long-grain rice and red or green bell peppers. This dish is called Speca të Mbushura me Mish in Albania."

Original is 10 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (254.5 g)
  • Calories 267.2
  • Total Fat - 7.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 40.4 mg
  • Sodium - 1064.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 34.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 5 g
  • Sugars - 5.5 g
  • Protein - 13.9 g
  • Calcium - 106.6 mg
  • Iron - 2.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 22.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Preheat oven on 400 degrees F.

Step 2

In a large deep skillet heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook until softened.

Step 3

Add ground beef and cook by breaking the ground beef up with the spoon until no longer pink.

Step 4

At this point stir in crushed tomatoes, rice, salt, pepper and one cup of water.

Step 5

Let it cook until all the juices are absorbed or the filling is thickened.

Step 6

Add dill and parsley and mix well.

Step 7

Stuff the peppers and place them in the baking dish (9 by 13 inch) coated with oil.

Step 8

Place the remaining filling around the peppers and drizzle with oil on top.

Step 9

Pour two cups of water in the baking pan for the rice and peppers to continue cooking.

Step 10

Cover the pan with aluminum foil for the first 20 minutes, than bake uncovered until peppers rich a reddish brown color, about 10 minutes.


No special items needed.

1 Reviews


These were good even though I cut the recipe in half making only 6 peppers. i did cook them a little longer than indicated but the rice was still not totally cooked -- maybe 45 minutes (total time) would be better. i added feta cheese to the top of the peppers after 20 minutes so it could melt. Thanks for sharing!


review by:
(6 Apr 2023)

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