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These cheesy meatball stuffed peppers are perfect for the meat lover. Mozzarella stuffed inside a huge meatball that's stuffed in a sweet bell pepper. Perfection!

Stuffed Meatballs Stuffed Peppers

These cheesy meatball stuffed peppers are perfect for the meat lover. Mozzarella stuffed inside a huge meatball that's stuffed in a sweet bell pepper. Perfection!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8
Author Denise Wright (MyLifeCookbook.com)

Ingredients

  • 1 lb of ground beef
  • 1 lb of ground pork
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons crushed garlic
  • 1/2 cup grated cheese Romano or Parmesan
  • 1 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cup mozzarella shredded *
  • 28 oz of marinara sauce I used Trader Joes Tuscano
  • 4 bell peppers halved and cleaned.

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cut each bell pepper in half across the middle. Clean out the insides and remove the stems to make little cups and place in a baking dish.
  3. Mix the meat, eggs, garlic, breadcrumbs, salt and pepper together and divide into 8 portions.
  4. Take each portion and roll into a ball and then flatten. Add 2 tablespoons of cheese in the middle and then close the meat over it and form into a meatball. Continue with the rest of the meatballs
  5. Gently place the meatballs into the pepper cups and then pour the marinara sauce over them.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes and then take them out and sprinkle the rest of the mozzarella on top and bake for another 5-10 minutes until the cheese is melted.
  7. * Next time I make these I am going to try string cheese. They might be a lot easier to form the meatballs around. I have not tried this yet but wanted to offer it as a suggestion.