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Cheesy Unstuffed Pepper Skillet Dinner in Cast Iron Pan
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Cheesy Unstuffed Pepper Skillet

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cheesy Unstuffed Pepper Skillet
Servings: 6
Calories: 368kcal
Author: Nikki Lee


  • 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.


Calories: 368kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 867mg | Potassium: 453mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 730IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 256mg | Iron: 3mg