We love Philly cheese steak sandwiches around here. My daughter saw a Philly cheese steak style stuffed pepper that used sliced roast beef and thought it sounded good. I like a more traditional stuffed pepper with ground beef though so went back to my old favorite recipe and tweaked it a little for her, using Provolone cheese to make Stuffed Peppers in a Philly Cheesesteak Style. I added some sliced sweet peppers to mine as well, but left hers plain.
Definitely a win for both of us. These were superb! It would be fun to use red peppers as well. I used a whole pound of ground beef, which is enough to stuff 4 to 6 peppers probably. I cut the peppers in half and one half was a good serving for us with a side salad. I only fixed 2 peppers and froze the rest of the meat mixture to use another day.
Stuffed Peppers in a Philly Cheesesteak Style
- 4-6 large bell peppers
- 1/2 an onion
- 1 pound ground beef
- salt and pepper to taste
- 16 ounces tomato sauce
- 1/2 cup uncooked rice
- 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- sliced sweet and/or hot peppers optional
- 4-6 slices Provolone cheese
- Seed and devein the peppers. You can just cut the tops off if you want to stuff a whole pepper or cut them in half lengthwise as I did. For a more tender pepper, bring a pot of salted water to boil and cook the peppers for 5 minutes, then drain. Lay the peppers on a foil lined baking sheet.
- Preheat the oven to 350 F.
- In a large skillet, brown the ground beef and onion until the meat is cooked through and the onion is soft. Drain any excess fat.
- Add the salt and pepper, tomato sauce, rice and Worcestershire sauce. Stir together and bring to a simmer. Cover and cook for 20 minutes, stirring now and then.
- If you want to add sliced peppers, stir them into the meat mix now. If you wan to add peppers only to some of the peppers, you can just add them as you stuff the pepper.
- Lay half a slice of cheese on the bottom of a pepper, top with the ground beef and rice mix, then add the other half of the cheese slice to the top.
- Bake uncovered for 30 minutes.
These are definitely going to be made again.