One Pan Skillet Unstuffed Peppers

One Pan Skillet Unstuffed Peppers

I love to cook, but I do not like the mess it leaves. I try to cook with as little pans as possible. One pan or one dish recipes make my heart sing. Less dishes at the end to clean up. One Pan Skillet Unstuffed Peppers is a delicious and easy recipe which your whole family will love. It looks similar enough to regular pasta dishes that even your pickiest eater will be willing to try it. 

If you are looking for more one dish recipes, why not try one of these?

Printable recipe is available at the bottom of this post.

One Pan Skillet Unstuffed Peppers

On Pan Skillet Unstuffed Peppers

Ingredients

1 Bell Pepper

1 Small Onion

1 Roma or Plum Tomato

1lb Ground Beef (or use a small steak cut into bite-sized chunks)

1 half (or a small) Jar of Pasta Sauce

2 bags of Boil n Bag Rice (Or 2 cups cooked rice)

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon basil

Salt & Pepper to taste

Instructions  

TIP* Have a plate or bowl nearby, this is a one skillet dish but you will need to empty it a few times to cook ingredients in steps

First prepare your vegetables by washing, coring and removing seeds

Finely dice the onion and tomatoes, slice the peppers into strips then in 3rds

Heat the skillet to medium-high, add the peppers (do not use butter or oil, this helps them char)

Let them sit for a minute or two until they get a nice color on one side (this just enhances flavor!), remove peppers from skillet, set aside

Brown the ground beef with the onions until fully cooked, drain grease and add tomato, remove the mix from the skillet (put it in a bowl with the peppers for now)

For the rice

You can do the rice one of two ways, either using boil n bag quick rice or precooked rice. Follow the steps below depending on which you use.

Quick rice-Cut open each bag of rice, pour them into the skillet, add 1 cup water and ½  of the pasta sauce. Bring to a boil, stir, reduce and simmer until rice is tender.

Precooked rice-Add the rice to the skillet with half of the pasta sauce, slowly heat until warm. Mix well

Once the rice is ready, add the ground beef, onion, tomato and peppers to the skillet with the additional seasonings and pasta sauce.Stir well, salt and pepper to taste.  Heat on medium low until warmed through.

Skillet Unstuffed Peppers
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Ingredients
  1. 1 Bell Pepper
  2. 1 Small Onion
  3. 1 Roma or Plum Tomato
  4. 1lb Ground Beef (or use a small steak cut into bite sized chunks)
  5. 1 half (or a small) Jar of Pasta Sauce
  6. 2 bags of Boil n Bag Rice (Or 2 cups cooked rice)
  7. 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  8. 1 teaspoon basil
  9. Salt & Pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. First prepare your vegetables by washing, coring and removing seeds
  2. Finely dice the onion and tomatoes, slice the peppers into strips then in 3rds
  3. Heat the skillet to medium-high, add the peppers (do not use butter or oil, this helps them char)
  4. Let them sit for a minute or two until they get a nice color on one side (this just enhances flavor!), remove peppers from skillet, set aside
  5. Brown the ground beef with the onions until fully cooked, drain grease and add tomato, remove the mix from the skillet (put it in a bowl with the peppers for now)
  6. For the rice
  7. You can do the rice one of two ways, either using boil n bag quick rice or precooked rice. Follow the steps below depending on which you use.
  8. Quick rice - Cut open each bag of rice, pour them into the skillet, add 1 cup water and ½ of the pasta sauce. Bring to a boil, stir, reduce and simmer until rice is tender.
  9. Precooked rice - Add the rice to the skillet with half of the pasta sauce, slowly heat until warm. Mix well
  10. Once the rice is ready, add the ground beef, onion, tomato and peppers to the skillet with the additional seasonings and pasta sauce. Stir well, salt and pepper to taste. Heat on medium low until warmed through.
Notes
  1. TIP* Have a plate or bowl nearby, this is a one skillet dish but you will need to empty it a few times to cook ingredients in steps
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