Thursday, September 14, 2017

Stuffed Pepper Skillet Dinner Recipe

I have a confession to make. I've been loving all these easy peasy meals in September.  Sometimes I feel like when you're a food blogger you place a lot of pressure on yourself to come up with these amazing recipes that are organic, paleo, gluten free, low carb, vegan, perfection all-in-one!  The reality is, that's not me.  I'm just a housewife, trying to get dinner on the table like everyone else.  So here I am, going back to my roots, and for the first time in a long tine, I'm having a blast in the kitchen.  One of my favorite recipes to come out of this month has been this Stuffed Pepper Skillet Dinner Recipe.  

I originally saw this made on The Family Fudge YouTube Channel, but I tweaked it a little to make it a one-pot meal.  I also added greens to the recipe because, well, I try to get my greens in where I can.  I know you are going to LOVE this meal so...

Let's Get Started!

Stuffed Pepper Skillet Dinner:
*Prep Time: 10 minutes  *Cook Time: 35 min  *Difficulty: Easy  *Servings: 4-6


  • 1 lb Ground Meat (I used ground beef)
  • 1 Onion, diced
  • 2 Bell Peppers, diced
  • 3 Cloves of Garlic, minced
  • 2 c Kale
  • 1 15 oz can of Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 c Rice, uncooked
  • 4 c Beef Broth
  • 1 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 2 c Shredded Cheddar Cheese

To begin you are going to need a deep skillet.
Place it over medium/high heat and brown your ground beef.

**KITCHEN HACK** If I have to brown ground beef, I always brown a double batch and freeze it to save time later.

Once your ground beef is fully cooked, add the onion and bell pepper.
Cook until soft and translucent, about 3-5 min.

Add the garlic and cook until you smell it coming from the pan.

Next add the seasoning.

After that you can add the rice and the...

Diced tomatoes.

This was not a part of The Family Fudge's original recipe, but here is where I added the kale.
If kale is not your thing, you can totally omit this step and it will be still be delicious!

Now add the beef broth.

Stir everything together.

And bring to a boil.

Once your liquid has come to a boil you will lower the heat to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

I should add that it is 30 minutes because I used brown rice.  If you are using white rice it will be around 15-20 minutes.

Once your rice is fully cooked, remove the lid from the pan and cook for 5 more minutes.
This will reduce any excess liquid in the pan.  You don't want soupy stuffed peppers.  LOL

Now you can add your cheese to the top and cover it to let it melt.

HOWEVER...I'm extra so I put my pan under the broiler for a couple minutes to let the cheese get brown and bubbly.

You are ready to serve!

And here you have it!  A delicious, ONE-POT, meal that's ready in 30ish minutes!  I like to serve this with a crunchy salad on the side.  We have made this a dozen different times and it is one of our favs!  I know you are going to love it to so get in the kitchen and make it TONIGHT!

And as always...

Happy Reading, Happy Eating, and Happy Living,
~The Kitchen Wife~


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  3. Looks delicious. Adding it to my list of one pot meal ideas.

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