Make these Smoked Stuffed Peppers for a complete meal idea. Low carb, healthy and a delicious recipe that the whole family will love.

Stuffed peppers in a baking dish
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These stuffed peppers are full of smoked flavor. This easy smoker recipe makes a great meal that everyone loves. Ground beef, Italian Sausage and simple seasoning are stuffed into peppers to cook tender in the smoker.

I am always looking for low carb recipes that my entire family loves and this is one of them. You may also love this Smoked Turkey Breast Tenderloin.

Why We Love This Recipe

We have really enjoyed using our smoker for many different recipes. This recipe takes our Stuffed Pepper recipe to the next level because of the smoky flavor and simple ingredients.  

The next time your need a complete dinner idea, make this smoked stuffed peppers.

Ingredients

Smoked stuffed peppers ingredients - bell peppers, ground beef, italian sausage, onion, carrots, garlic, diced tomatoes, white rice, italian seasoning, salt, pepper, marinara sauce, cheese
  • Bell Peppers (any colors) 
  • Lean Ground Beef
  • Ground Italian Sausage
  • Small Onion, diced
  • Carrots (peeled and grated) 
  • Minced Garlic 
  • Petite Diced Tomatoes. 14 ½ ounces, with juice
  • White Rice, uncooked
  • Water
  • Italian Seasoning 
  • Salt 
  • Black Pepper 
  • Marinara Sauce, divided
  • Mozzarella Cheese (shredded) 

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Variations Ideas

  • Change the Meat – This recipe works great with all beef or all sausage if you prefer. You can also use ground pork, ground chicken or ground turkey for a delicious variation.
  • Peppers – Any color will work in this recipe. We have even used green peppers and they turned out amazing.
  • Add Ins – Feel free to add in different types of spices or ingredients to the beef mixture. You can add in chopped bacon, beans, diced jalapeno peppers, or cream cheese for a creamy texture.
  • Cheese – Mozzarella is a delicious option, but Parmesan works great too. We have even added in cheddar cheese and pepper jack for amazing flavor.
  • Sauce – We used marinara sauce but you also add in tomato sauce or crushed tomatoes.

Step by Step Instructions 

Preparing the peppers on a cutting board

Step 1 – Preheat the smoker to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Cut the tops off of the bell peppers and remove the seeds and membranes from each of the peppers. 

Adding the ground beef, Italian Sausage, diced onions and shredded carrots to the skillet

Step 2 – Add the ground beef, Italian sausage, carrots and diced onions to a large saucepan.  Heat over medium-high heat.  Brown and break up the beef and sausage as it cooks.  Drain off any excess grease from the pan.  

Adding the cheese, seasoning and diced tomatoes to the beef mixture

Step 3 – Once browned, add in the minced garlic and cook for 1 minute until aromatic.  Stir in the diced tomatoes, rice, water, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.  Bring the mixture to boil, reduce to low and cover.  Cook for 15-20 minutes until the rice is cooked through.  

Stuffed peppers on a baking sheet

Step 4 – Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the marinara sauce. Fill the bell peppers rice mixture and then place them standing up on a baking sheet. 

  • Step 5 – Smoke the stuffed peppers for 60 minutes.  Top the peppers evenly with the shredded cheese and smoke for 5-10 more minutes until the cheese is melted. 
  • Step 6 – Remove from the smoker.  Serve the stuffed peppers immediately while warm and enjoy. 

Recipe Tips

  • Prepare Peppers – Carefully clean and remove stems and the insides of the peppers to prepare for the stuffing mixture. You want to make sure to create a bowl so the mixture stays together.
  • Wood Chips – Feel free to use different types of wood. Mesquite works great but we also suggests using different flavors or combine flavors.
  • Cooking Options – We love the way the smoker cooks the peppers but you can also grill them. Preheat grill and place stuffed peppers on grill grate and cook for about 30 minutes over indirect heat. We even like to bake them in the oven covered with foil at 400 degrees for about 30 minutes. Top with cheese and then finish cooking until cheese is melted.
Close up image of smoked stuffed peppers with beef mixture showing

Serving Suggestions

These stuffed peppers are great served as they are but we like to serve with instant pot cooked rice and sauté vegetable. You can even pair this delicious peppers with a smoked bake potato for a complete meal idea.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Store Leftover

Refrigerate any smoker stuffed peppers leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days. 

Can I Make Ahead?

Yes, this is a great recipe to prepare the meat and peppers ahead of time and store in the refrigerator. Then when you are read to smoke, all you have to do is stuff the peppers and smoke.

Close up image of smoked stuffed peppers topped with melted cheese

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Smoked Stuffed Peppers

5 from 2 votes
How to make smoked stuffed peppers that taste amazing. Easy and delicious smoked dinner idea that you have to try.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 332

Ingredients

  • 6 bell peppers any colors
  • ½ pound lean ground beef
  • ½ pound ground Italian sausage
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 2 carrots peeled and grated
  • 1 Tablespoon Minced Garlic
  • 1 can petite diced tomatoes 14 ½ ounces with juice
  • ½ cup white rice uncooked
  • 1 ¼ cups water
  • ½ teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 cup Marinara Sauce divided
  • ½ cup mozzarella cheese shredded

Instructions

  • Preheat the smoker to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Cut the tops off of the bell peppers and remove the seeds and membranes from each of the peppers.
  • Add the ground beef, Italian sausage, carrots and diced onions to a large saucepan.  Heat over medium-high heat.  Brown and break up the beef and sausage as it cooks.  Drain off any excess grease from the pan.
  • Once browned, add in the minced garlic and cook for 1 minute until aromatic.
  • Stir in the diced tomatoes, rice, water, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.  Bring the mixture to boil, reduce to low and cover.  Cook for 15-20 minutes until the rice is cooked through.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the marinara sauce.
  • Fill the bell peppers rice mixture and then place them standing up on a baking sheet.
  • Smoke the stuffed peppers for 60 minutes.  Top the peppers evenly with the shredded cheese and smoke for 5-10 more minutes until the cheese is melted.
  • Remove from the smoker.  Serve the stuffed peppers immediately while warm and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Refrigerate any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days. 
This recipe works great

Nutrition Facts

Calories 332kcal, Carbohydrates 24g, Protein 18g, Fat 18g, Saturated Fat 7g, Polyunsaturated Fat 2g, Monounsaturated Fat 8g, Trans Fat 0.4g, Cholesterol 60mg, Sodium 1520mg, Potassium 686mg, Fiber 3g, Sugar 6g, Vitamin A 4009IU, Vitamin C 29mg, Calcium 121mg, Iron 3mg

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