Cheesy Unstuffed Pepper Skillet – Stuffed Peppers deconstructed into a simple 30-minute skillet dinner. Cheesy, tomatoey peppers and rice with spices all cooked in a skillet makes for a quick and easy meal. This one is perfect for family dinner any day of the week!
Did you love stuffed peppers growing up? I have to admit I did not. One day that all just changed. I always say that is the day I officially became and adult. My husband still says he isn’t a green pepper fan. But, I am telling you he gobbles this skillet meal down! This has become a go to meal. It is super quick and super DELISH!
A typical week day is packed full of work (my day job) and then more work on the blog. I tell you I love every last minute of it!!! It really is my dream job. But this blogging adventure as fun as it is takes up LOTS of time y’all. SO, I need easy dinners to put on the table too!
Just to walk ya through it a little, because I have had a lot of people ask “What is it that you do?”!
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Then there is the shopping – who doesn’t love shopping?? (My husband – I don’t get that – hehehe) for all the ingredients and things needed for taking all the photos for the blog. I have to confess I love this part!!
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Let’s get Cooking!!
How to make a Deconstructed Ground Beef Pepper Skillet!
Brown ground beef with onion until beef is fully cooked and crumbled. Drain any excess fat on paper towels. Then back into the skillet it goes.
Add in green pepper and garlic. Saute for a minute! You can use fresh or frozen. I love fresh, but if all I have frozen in the house. It tastes delicious too!
Next go in the tomatoes, rice, beef broth, basil, oregano, salt & pepper and stir until combined. Bring to a boil, cover with lid.
Turn heat down to a simmer over medium heat and let it JIVE (aka cook) until that rice is done, about 20 minutes.
Turn heat down to low! Remove lid and fluff rice with a fork. Top it with glorious shredded cheese. 🙂
Cover it with lid again and let cheese melt. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley if desired and ENJOY!
If you love easy skillet meals you will love these too!
- Cheesy Skillet Meatballs in Marinara Sauce
- Skillet Lemon Chicken and Potatoes
- Creamy Italian Sausage Tortellini Skillet
- Chicken and Dirty Rice Skillet
- Cast Iron Skillet Garlic & Parmesan Potatoes
Now plate up that Ground Beef Cheesy Pepper Skillet and Dig In!
Cheesy Unstuffed Pepper Skillet
- 1 pound ground beef, lean
- 1/4 cup onion, diced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 cup green bell pepper, diced
- 14.5 ounce can fire roasted tomatoes, diced
- 3/4 cups long grain white rice, uncooked
- 2 cups beef broth
- 2 Tbsp tomato paste
- 1/2 tsp dried basil
- 1/2 tsp dried oregano
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1 1/2 cups cheddar colby blend cheese, shredded
- fresh parsley for garnish
- Brown ground beef with onion until beef is fully cooked and crumbled. Drain any excess fat on paper towels. Place back in skillet.
- Add in green pepper and garlic. Saute 1 minute.
- Add in tomatoes, rice, beef broth, basil, oregano, salt & pepper and stir until combined. Bring to a boil, cover with lid. Turn heat down to a simmer over medium heat. Cook until rice is done, about 20 minutes.
- Turn heat down to low. Remove lid and fluff rice with a fork. Top with shredded cheese. Cover with lid and let cheese melt. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley if desired.
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