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Spicy Stuffed Peppers

Looking for a recipe with a lot of flavor and a little bit of heat? Then try this Italian Spicy Stuffed Peppers Recipe. These delicious stuffed peppers make a perfect meal that can be served by themselves or with a side of mashed potatoes and garlic bread.

Spicy Stuffed Peppers Recipe

How to Make Stuffed Peppers

Spicy Stuffed Peppers are very easy to make. Just make the rice and then mix in the ground beef, sausage, cheese and spices. Stuff the peppers and roast away! Spicy Stuffed Peppers Uncooked tray

How Long Will Stuffed Peppers Last in the Freezer?

Stuffed peppers are a great meal to make ahead of time, as they can be stored in the freezer and cooked at a later date. If you have a large quantity of peppers, you can make and store enough stuffed peppers for multiple meals. Stuffed peppers can last 10–12 months if well sealed in the freezer. We recommend using a vacuum sealer to preserve them even better. You can find a vacuum sealer here!

Spicy Stuffed Peppers Uncooked Single

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Spicy Stuffed Peppers Cooked Tray

Use our spicy Homemade Marinara Sauce Recipe to give your stuffed peppers a little bit more heat. Homemade Marinara Sauce Recipe

Spicy Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Spicy Stuffed Peppers

Learn how to make stuffed peppers with this easy recipe. Great tasting spicy peppers that use our homemade marinara sauce.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Ground Beef, Hot Sausage, Marina, Peppers, Rice
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 362



  • 1 cup long grain white rice
  • 2 cups water


  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 1/2 cups marinara sauce
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/4 pound hot Italian pork sausage casing removed
  • 10 oz diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup parsley fresh and chopped
  • 2 tbsp garlic minced
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp ground cayenne pepper optional
  • 4 green bell peppers large
  • 1 1/2 cups parmesan cheese grated


  • Bring rice and water to a boil in a medium pot. Cover pot and reduce heat to medium-low Simmer until the liquid has been absorbed - about 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Cook onion and olive oil over medium heat until onion begins to soften, about 10 minutes. Take half of cooked onion and place in a large bowl for later use.
  • Add the marinara sauce, beef broth, balsamic vinegar, and red pepper flakes to the pot with the cooked onion. Continue to cook and stir for an additional minute.
  • Pour sauce mixture into a 9x13-inch baking pan.
  • Combine ground beef, hot sausage, tomatoes, parsley, garlic, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper(Optional) into a bowl with leftover onions. Mix all ingredients well. Add cooked rice and 1 cup of the parmesan cheese. 
  • Stuff green bell peppers with beef and sausage mixture.
  • Place stuffed green bell pepper halves in the baking dish with tomato sauce. Sprinkle the peppers with the remaining 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese. Cover baking dish with aluminum foil and bake in the oven for 45 minutes at 375 degrees.
  • Remove aluminum foil and bake and additional 30 min until the meat juice is no longer pink, the peppers are tender and the cheese is slightly brown on top.
Nutrition Facts
Spicy Stuffed Peppers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 362 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 58mg19%
Sodium 1606mg70%
Potassium 783mg22%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 985IU20%
Vitamin C 62.1mg75%
Calcium 280mg28%
Iron 3.6mg20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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