Ground Beef Stuffed Pepper Skillet

This Ground Beef Stuffed Pepper Skillet is filled with all the flavors of traditional stuffed peppers, but made in just one pan in less than 30 minutes!

YUM! This super easy Ground Beef Stuffed Pepper Skillet is all the flavors of a traditional stuffed pepper, but made in just one skillet and in less than 30 minutes! My family loved this one!pinterestI figured it was time to share another one skillet dinner with you since it’s back to school season and all. There is nothing better than a quick and easy recipe that only dirties one pan. Less dishes for the win!

Ground Beef Stuffed Pepper Skillet

  • Start with one pound of hamburger and brown it in a skillet with onion and garlic.
  • Drain the fat then add in some uncooked rice, diced tomatoes, diced bell peppers and plenty of spices.
  • Add in some beef broth then bring the mixture to a boil.

Brown hamburger in a skillet with some onion, garlic and then toss in diced bell peppers and tomatoes.

I used a fire roasted diced tomatoes for this recipe, which I think brought out some great flavors. If you don’t have those on hand, you can definitely use regular diced tomatoes.

Stir in a little tomato paste along with some Italian herbs to give the broth a little more body and depth of flavor.

Top the cooked ground beef and rice with some cheese and add the lid back on until the cheese is melted.

Tips for Making Stuffed Peppers in a Skillet:

  • Make sure you bring the skillet to a boil before reducing the heat to a simmer and covering with a lid. If you skip that step it’ll take much longer to cook the rice fully.
  • Add any color of pepper to the skillet that you like or have on hand. My favorites are red and green.
  • Try using ground turkey or chicken in place of the ground beef if desired.
  • Using minute rice with this recipe would require changing the amount of liquid and rice called for. Minute rice needs a 1:1 ratio of rice to liquid, so keep that in mind if you’re changing the rice in this recipe.

WOW! My family LOVED this super easy Ground Beef Stuffed Pepper Skillet. It was like regular stuffed pepper filling made in just one pan!

If you love the flavors of stuffed peppers, you’re really going to enjoy this super easy one skillet dinner.

My kids demolished it and quickly asked for seconds.

OMG! This ground beef stuffed pepper skillet was ready in less than 30 minutes and made in just one pan! My family LOVED it!

Are you a fan of ground beef recipes like I am? It’s something that I always have in my freezer, pre-portioned and ready to go whenever I need a quick dinner.

That’s why I’m loving this recipe. Quick, easy and mega delicious!

WOW! My family LOVED this super easy Ground Beef Stuffed Pepper Skillet. It was like regular stuffed pepper filling made in just one pan!

I’m sure you’re going to love it just as much as we do!

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Ground Beef Stuffed Pepper Skillet

This super easy Ground Beef Stuffed Pepper Skillet is made in just one pan in less than 30 minutes! All the flavors you love of a stuffed pepper without all the hassle!

  • Author: Shawn Syphus | I Wash You Dry
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 23 minutes
  • Total Time: 28 minutes


  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup diced green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 14.5 oz can fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 3/4 cups uncooked long grain white rice (I use Jasmine)
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded colby-jack cheese
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley for garnish


  1. Brown the ground beef with the onion and garlic in a skillet over medium heat until ground beef is fully cooked, crumbled and no longer pink. Drain and discard any fat. Place the skillet back on the heat and add in the bell peppers, diced tomatoes, rice, beef broth, tomato paste, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Stir to combine and bring mixture to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover and let cook for about 18 minutes, until rice is cooked through.
  3. Fluff the rice with a fork and top with the shredded cheese. Cover again and let cheese melt over low heat. Garnish with fresh parsley and enjoy!


  • Serving Size: 4 to 6

WOW! My family LOVED this super easy Ground Beef Stuffed Pepper Skillet. It was like regular stuffed pepper filling made in just one pan!

About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes with a bit of life sprinkled in. Mom to 4 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
38 Responses
  1. Tomoko

    It looks so delicious. I live in Japan and i couldn’t find a Italian seasoning. So what spices and herbs do include for seasoning?

    1. 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano.
      1 teaspoon dried marjoram.
      1 teaspoon dried thyme.
      1/2 teaspoon dried basil.
      1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary.
      1/2 teaspoon dried sage.

    1. My husband just got his first elk this year, so we’ve been using ground elk in a lot of our recipes instead of beef. I bet the venison would be just as tasty! So glad you enjoyed the recipe!

  2. Sandy Myers

    This looks wonderful. As I was watching, I was trying to see what, if anything other than the rice had carbs. I just recently been put on insulin so really need to watch what I’m eating. Do you ever put nutritional information to go along with the recipe. Thanks

    1. I’m slowly working on updating the recipes with nutritional info. The rice would have carbs, but you can substitute that with riced cauliflower! I do know that you’ll get some carbs from tomatoes and the peppers, but not nearly as much as the rice.

  3. shelly

    This was delicious! I wanted to spice it up a bit so I did half ground beef and half spicy ground itialian sausage, and added chedder and colby cheese. Super easy to prep, I will make it again soon.

  4. Linda

    Saw this on FB an I made it last minute for some hungry hunters in SC. My ground beef was bbq bourbon and cheddar, so I have the Italian seasons and added couple dashes of Worcestershire sauce. It was a hit.

  5. Samantha

    Can you make this without the rice?! just have the beef and vegetables and seasonings. Any suggestions on how you would change it to minus the rice?

  6. Tania

    Hi Shawn, I live in Australia and we use metric measurements. Could you please give me the equivalent measurements in metric please?


  7. Kellie

    This was amazing! I had to double the recipe for my family but it was easy to make and everyone in my house devoured it. Definitely going in the rotation.

      1. Peggy

        Hi Shawn would like to know what I can substitute for Itailian seasoning and I don’t have the ingredients to make my own italian seasoning help!

  8. Gabriel

    This dish looks so good~ I love one skillet recipe so much, it’s so tired to wash the dishes after dinner. I will definitely try it. Thank you for sharing!

  9. Kim

    Thank you, thank you. I made this tonight and my husband and son loved it. Always looking for recipes to use with my CSA share and this was perfect with my peppers.

  10. Kathy Falk

    I made this tonight, and it is really very good! I used all green peppers because that is all I had, otherwise I followed the recipe to a T. Very fast, very easy, and very good. It doesn’t get any better than that! Thanks for the recipe! It’ll go into the rotation!

    1. I would think Quinoa would work in there as well. You’ll want to make sure you rinse your quinoa real good before adding it to the skillet so it doesn’t give it a bitter taste.

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Shawn Syphus Hi, I'm Shawn and I'm a busy mom of four; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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