stuffed bell pepper recipe

Simple Stuffed Enjoya Bell Peppers

Sure, regular old stuffed bell peppers are great, but if you can find these striped Enjoya ones, try them stuffed with ground beef and sausage!

Why settle for run-of-the-mill green bell peppers when you can up your game with Enjoya Peppers!? Right?!

They're a special kind of bell pepper that makes for an intensely flavorful stuffed pepper experience. They look like a combination of red, yellow, and orange peppers, but they're striped. This natural variation hails from the Netherlands—in case you're wondering. How cool is nature?

This stuffed bell pepper recipe is really as easy as it is delicious! In just 45 minutes, you could have dinner for four on the table and look like a boss! Or, of course, you can meal prep the heck out of this, and have lunch and/or dinner ready for you.

Stuffed Enjoya Peppers Recipe Ingredients

  • 4 Melissa’s Enjoya peppers; tops cut off and reserved; seeds removed
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ pound ground beef
  • ½ pound sweet Italian sausage
  • 1 Melissa’s Perfect Sweet Onion, chopped
  • 1 cup Melissa’s steamed red kidney beans
  • 1 cup corn
  • 2 tablespoons Melissa’s peeled garlic, minced
  • 2 cups cooked white rice
  • 8 ounces of your favorite marinara sauce

How to Make Simple Stuffed Enjoya Bell Peppers

Classic Southwestern flavors make this uniquebell peppera favorite, healthy dinner. While it looks like a lot of ingredients, this is almost as simple as it gets. And here's the best part: All the ingredients for stuffing cook in one pan. Then, you just transfer it over to a baking dish to finish it off.

Substitutions and Alterations

If you can't find these special peppers, we recommend using a combination of red, yellow, and orange bell peppers instead for stuffing. They'll most closely approximate the flavor of the Enjoya peppers.

Also, you can use brown rice if you like, instead of white rice.

Another option? You can use ground turkey, chicken, or pork, or a combination of any of those. As you'll notice, this recipe combines sausage and beef. Regardless of what you choose, these stuffed bell peppers are delicious.

Tips for Making Peppers

Seasoning the ground beef is an option if you like. You can reinforce the flavors in the sausage. For example, you can add a little fennel seed, oregano, basil, or parsley, depending on your preferences.

How to Store Stuffed Bell Peppers

You can make these all at once and keep them meal-prepped for up to four or five days. Or, feel free to serve it for dinner. A nice green salad would go well with this dish, with a Greek or balsamic viniagrette.
In the event of leftovers, you can freeze them. Once they've cooled, wrap them in foil. Then, when it's time to reheat, you can pop these stuffed bell peppers in the oven—just like that.

READ MORE: Like stuffing veggies with delicious fillings? Turkey Stuffed Sweet Potatoes Are For You!

stuffed bell pepper recipe

Simple Stuffed Enjoya Peppers

This stuffed bell pepper recipe is as easy as it is delicious! In just 45 minutes you could have dinner for four on the table and look like a boss!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Course: Lunch, Main Dish
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: Beef, Meal Prep
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 665.01kcal
Author: Meal Prep on Fleek


  • 4 each Enjoya peppers
  • 2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ lbs ground beef
  • ½ lbs Italian sausage
  • 1 each Melissa's perfect sweet onion
  • 1 cup steamed red kidney beans
  • 1 cup corn
  • 2 tablespoon Melissa’s peeled garlic minced
  • 2 cups white rice cooked
  • 8 oz marinara sauce


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large saute pan or skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the onions and saute until translucent, about 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Then add the beef, crumbled sausage, garlic, cilantro, salt, pepper, and pepper flakes.
  • Cook until the meat is browned, stirring to break up the lumps.
  • Add the rice and marinara sauce and stir until well integrated. Then remove from the heat.
  • Stuff the peppers with the mixture and place in a baking dish. Bake until the peppers are tender and the filling is heated through, about 25 to 30 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and serve.


Serving: 1meal | Calories: 665.01kcal | Carbohydrates: 93.92g | Protein: 25.26g | Fat: 20.62g
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