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Sloppy Joe Stuffed Bell Peppers - Savor the Flavors with This Recipe!

stuffed pepper

Sometimes, it takes some experimentation and some of your favorite brands to come up with a really good recipe. This is that really good recipe that I was looking for! I've always loved stuffed peppers, and I made them for years in the traditional way with ground beef, rice, tomato sauce, and bell peppers plus some seasonings. But now, I'm taking that classic favorite and giving it a delicious twist by stuffing bell peppers with a flavorful Sloppy Joe mixture along with the classic ingredients! If you're looking for the perfect combination of sweet, savory, and tangy and you love the tender crunch of bell peppers, this is the meal you need to make! Roll up your sleeves and let's dive into creating Sloppy Joe Stuffed Peppers!

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First, let's talk about a few products I love:

stuffed peppers in a disposable tray

Lawry's Sloppy Joe Seasoning Mix: Lawry's is a brand I love! They make several different products that are sold most likely with the intent of them being used in commercial kitchens. Each of them is wonderful! The Sloppy Joe Seasoning Mix is designed for making 10 pounds of ground beef at one time. When I get a bag, I put it into a plastic storage container and I write this simple recipe on a piece of paper I stick to the top of the lid: for 1 pound ground beef, use 10 ounces of water, a 6 ounce can of tomato paste (I like Contadina), and 3 tablespoons of the Lawry's Sloppy Joe Seasoning Mix. The directions are simple: brown & drain the ground beef, add all ingredients, bring it to a boil, reduce heat & summer uncovered for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

stuffed pepper cut in half

Silver Palate San Marzano Marinara Sauce: You probably have your own favorite brand of marinara sauce. If you don't, here's the one that I highly recommend. It tends to be a little pricier than other brands, but you can oftentimes find it on sale for between $4 - $6 a jar. It comes in a low sodium version too if you prefer it. It's made from imported San Marzano Whole Tomatoes and other fresh ingredients. To me, it's the closest to making your own sauce from scratch.

Now let's make Sloppy Joe Stuffed Peppers!


For the Sloppy Joe Mixture:

For the Stuffed Peppers:


sloppy joe

First, Make the Sloppy Joe Meat Mixture:

  • Brown and drain the ground beef.

  • Add in the water, tomato paste, and Lawry's Sloppy Joe Seasoning Mix.

  • Bring it to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

sloppy joe stuffed peppers

Next, Stuff the Peppers & Cook Them:

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

  • Pour about 1/4 of the jar of the Silver Palate San Marzano Marinara Sauce into the baking dish or disposable tray. Spread it across the bottom.

  • Cut off the tops of the Bell peppers and remove the seeds. Wash the inside and the outside of the peppers and place them into the baking dish or tray.

  • Prepare the rice according to the directions on the box.

  • Pour the water into the jar of Silver Palate San Marzano Marinara Sauce, replace the lid, and shake to mix. This will thin down the sauce.

  • Add the cooked rice and about half of the jar of sauce into the Sloppy Joe mix.

  • Using a tablespoon, fill the peppers with the mixture, pressing down to fill them.

  • If there is filling remaining, you can either cook it separately in a casserole dish or you can add it below and around the peppers.

  • Top the stuffed peppers with the remaining sauce in the jar.

  • Make at 375 degrees (uncovered) for 1 hour.

  • Serve and enjoy!

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