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Stuffed Bell Peppers

Hearty and delicious, these stuffed bell peppers are always a camping favorite. You can follow this recipe or adjust it to suit the spices and ingredients you have on hand.  Also, you can prepare this meal at your campsite or pre-assemble to allow for extra time making fun memories.

Serves 6


  • 6 bell peppers
  • 2 lbs ground beef or turkey
  • 2T olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 4 c. cooked rice
  • 1 c. shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 15 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1/2 t. ground black pepper
  • 1-1/2 t. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 t. basil


  1. Lightly oil your dutch oven
  2. Prepare your campfire so there will be a bed of hot coals to place the dutch oven on
  3. Cut the stems from the peppers and remove the seeds, stems, and veins
  4. Saute onion until translucent
  5. Add in garlic cloves.  Cook until softened.
  6. Add in ground beef or turkey
  7. When meat is browned, drain and return to skillet
  8. Add Worcestershire sauce and mix well
  9. Season with ground black pepper
  10. Add in rice and 1/2 of the tomato sauce
  11. Place your stuffing mixture inside the peppers
  12. Place peppers in dutch oven
  13. Spoon remaining tomato sauce on top of the peppers
  14. Place dutch oven on hot coals
  15. Cook until bell peppers are soft or easy to cut through
  16. Sprinkle cheese over the tops and cover for about 5 minutes to allow cheese to melt
  17. Add avocado slice and fresh basil to top

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