Smoked stuffed peppers are a delicious and easy dinner recipe that everyone will love. Stuffed peppers are always delicious, but the flavor is hugely intensified when you pop them on the smoker to finish cooking. These stuffed bell peppers are made with seasoned ground beef, hearty rice, and healthy cabbage, and topped with a layer of melty cheese. If you have a pellet grill, you have to try smoking peppers; you will love it!
Wood pellets, either Competition Blend or Hickory Blend, or your favorite
ThermPro Wireless Remote Digital Thermometer
6bell peppers, any color
4garlic clovesfinely chopped
Cut bell peppers in half, take out the seeds and trim the membrane and discard.
Heat a large skillet on the stove on medium heat. Add the ground beef, diced onion, and garlic.
Brown the meat until no pink remains, stirring frequently. Break the meat into smaller pieces. Drain any fat.
Into the skillet, add rice and cabbage. Stir together until well mixed and heated through. The cabbage will cook down and blend in with the meat.
Add in marinara sauce, Italiano seasoning, salt, and pepper. Mix well. Heat for 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat.
Preheat smoker to 325 degrees F.
Spoon cooked ground beef mixture evenly into peppers.
Top each pepper with shredded cheese.
Place parchment paper on a rimmed baking sheet and place stuffed peppers on it. The baking sheet will catch any cheese that melts off.
Place the baking sheet with peppers directly onto the grill grate of the preheated smoker. Close lid and smoke for 30 minutes, or until peppers are heated through and cheese is bubbly on top. The peppers are done when they are tender and can be pierced with a fork.
Nutritional information is approximate and is meant as a guideline only.* Use leftover cooked rice to make this recipe faster.
Fridge: Leftover smoked stuffed peppers will keep in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 3 days.Freezer: Leftover smoked stuffed peppers will keep in the freezer for up to 3 months in an airtight container or Ziploc bag. We love using a Foodsaver to freeze our food; it keeps it fresh so much longer!If you have lots of leftovers, wrap each individual stuffed pepper in plastic wrap and place it in a Ziploc bag. Pop it in the freezer for easy meal prep for school or work lunches.