baked stuffed bell pepper boats

baked stuffed bell pepper boats

a special bell boat that can carry many combinations of meats and vegetables. easy to make. you won’t be disappointed. – Chef Beth

8 + servings


  •  1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 lb Italian sausage (we used turkey)
  • 2 shallots (or 1 small onion) diced finely
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 cup mushrooms diced finely
  • 1 can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 3 cups cooked rice
  • 8 tops of bell peppers diced finely
  • 1 tbsp chili flakes
  • 8 bell peppers tops cut off, seeds removed
  • salt & pepper
  • shredded cheese


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350F and bring a pot of lightly salted water to a boil.


  1. Cut off the tops of your bell peppers (save the tops!) and remove the seeds inside the bell peppers. Set aside until the water has boiled.


  1. Dice up the tops of the bell peppers, shallots, garlic, and mushrooms.


  1. Once the water has boiled and you’re done dicing everything, put the bell peppers in and let them boil for around 5 minutes, until they’ve soften. Leave them on a rack or cutting board to dry once they’re done.


  1. While the bell peppers are boiling, grab your skillet and on medium-high heat, start browning your ground beef (season with salt and pepper).


  1. Once the beef has browned, mix in the diced bell peppers, mushrooms, shallots, garlic, chili flakes, and the strained tomatoes. After 3-5 minutes, stir in your rice.


  1. When everything is cooked, start stuffing your bell peppers. I sprinkled cheese on top then ready to put in oven.


  1. After 20 minutes or once your cheese as melted and browned a little, they’re ready to be served.