$2.06 Stuffed Peppers

I saw this recipe on Pinterest and had a few green bell peppers left over from when I made my flatbread pizza so I decided to try it out! The original recipe incorporated sausage instead of the chicken I used and also included onions, but I didn’t have any available. Also, I steered clear of the oil and replaced it with cooking spray and changed some of the spices/seasoning used. The recipe was easy to switch out ingredients, so if you prefer a different type of meat or have other vegetables that you want to throw into the stuffing, give it a go!

1/2 Cup Long Grain Brown Rice ($.17)
2 Green Bell Peppers, Bottoms Trimmed, Cap End Cut Off And Seeds Removed ($.66)
1 Diced Green Bell Pepper ($.33)
2 Chicken Drumsticks, Meat Pulled Off Of The Bone (Or Other Meat/Vegetables) ($.62)
1/4 Tsp Oregano, Cumin, Garlic Powder, Salt, and Black Pepper
Pinch Of Cayenne Pepper
1/4 Mozzarella Cheese ($.28)
Pam Or Other Cooking Spray


  • Cook rice according to package directions. Cook meat accordingly, for drumsticks; apply salt and pepper, place on a lightly sprayed cooking tray, cook for 30 minutes on 400 Degrees, reduce to 350 and cook for 20-30 more minutes. Both of these steps can be done earlier in the day and the products stored in your refrigerator until needed.
  • Preheat oven to 375 Degrees. Trim the bottom of bell peppers to give them a surface to stand up on. Cut off the top of the peppers and remove the seeds on the inside. Place the hollowed peppers onto a baking tray or in a baking dish that has been sprayed with Pam and set aside.
  • Dice one green bell pepper and any other vegetables. Turn one of your burners to medium-high heat, place a medium or large sized skillet onto the stove top and spray it with Pam. Saute your diced pepper and other vegetables for 2-3 minutes, just until they begin to soften.
  • Add the chicken or other meat and your spices to the skillet, stir to mix the spices evenly and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the cooked rice and cook for 1-2 minutes to warm the rice. Remove the skillet from the heated stovetop and stuff the hollowed green bell peppers with the mixture. Pack the ingredients down with the use of a spoon.
  • Place your peppers in the oven and bake for 30 minutes. Remove the baking tray and add your mozzarella cheese.
  • Put the green bell peppers back into the oven and bake for an additional 10 minutes, until cheese is melted and lightly browned.
  • Serve immediately!
Tops Cut Off And Bottoms Trimmed
Prepared Meat, Rice, Diced Peppers, Cheese and Seasoning
Sautéed Stuffing
Stuffed Green Bell Peppers!

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