Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers
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I was in the mood for something different, so I decided to try a Philly cheesesteak stuffed pepper recipe. The peppers were roasted until they were soft and then stuffed with steak, onions, and cheese. It was amazing!
The peppers added a delicious sweetness to the savory steak and cheese. I’ll definitely be making these again soon.
They’re easy to make and they taste just like the real thing. Plus, they’re a great way to use up leftovers. So give them a try and see for yourself!
And that’s all there is to it! These Philly cheesesteaks stuffed peppers make a delicious and easy weeknight meal.
If you give them a try, be sure to let us know what you think in the comments below. Enjoy!
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Why I love this Philly Cheese Steak Stuffed Pepper Recipe
This is my favorite Philly cheese steak stuffed pepper recipe because it is so simple to throw together. You have sliced mushrooms, Sirloin steak, and onion, all stuffed in bell pepper and topped with shredded cheese.
Do I have to cook the meat first when I make Stuffed Peppers?
Yes, you want to sear your steak in a skillet on the stove. This is going to help enhance the flavor of the steak and give you tons of flavor to the meat and the veggies.
Try out my Philly cheesesteak quesadilla for another steak and peppers recipe.
What Type of Peppers Should I Use?
Green bell peppers are what I used, but any color of bell peppers works. You will find yellow, red, and orange bell peppers offer a sweeter flavor.
Bell green peppers are savory. You can use any color or feel free to mix and match the colors to fit your preference.
- Season with some fajita seasoning. Or other seasonings of choice.
- Opt to leave out the mushrooms if you want.
- Toss in some sliced tomatoes for added veggies.
- Add some cooked rice to the mixture.
Making stuffed peppers keto
This is a keto-friendly recipe. You can make it as is for a keto-friendly stuffed peppers recipe.
Try out these chicken nachos with peppers for another keto-friendly dinner.
How to make peppers softer
Baking your peppers is what is going to make your peppers soft. As you will see I pre-cook peppers to help soften then.
Fill and then finish baking the peppers for that fork-tender texture. If you want you can skip the pre-cook of peppers if you prefer a crunchier texture.
Do You Boil Bell Peppers Before You Stuff Them?
I do not boil the peppers first. Some recipes do boil bell peppers for stuffed peppers. I find it is best to just bake in the oven while you are working on the filling. It is easier, and you don’t have to mess with the boiling water.
What to serve with stuffed peppers
Stuffed peppers are a meal in one but I will share some other sides to consider pairing with your delicious stuffed peppers.
- Sliced mushrooms
- Olive oil
- Red bell pepper
- Green bell peppers
- Small red onion
- Sirloin steak
- Mozzarella cheese shredded
- Salt and pepper to taste
How to Make Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers:
Step 1. Heat the oven to 400 degrees.
Step 2. Remove the seeds from 4 green bell peppers and cut them in half lengthwise.
Step 3. Place the cut green peppers into a 9×13 baking dish, and drizzle with 1 Tbsp of olive oil.
Step 4. Cover with tin foil and bake for 20 minutes.
Step 5. Place the remaining oil in a skillet over medium-high heat, and season the steak with salt and pepper to taste.
Step 6. Sear the steak well on both sides, and cook until done to your liking.
Step 7. Remove the steak from the heat, let rest for 5 minutes, and slice very thinly.
Step 8. Add the mushrooms, red bell pepper, and onion to the skillet, and saute until becoming tender.
Step 9. Take the green peppers out of the oven, and fill them with the steak and vegetable mixture.
Step 10. Top with shredded cheese.
Step 11. Bake for 15 minutes
So good, if you’re looking for the perfect pepper to use in your Philly cheesesteak stuffed peppers, go with bell peppers!
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Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers
- 1 ½ c Sliced mushrooms
- 2 tbsp Olive oil
- ½ Red bell pepper, sliced
- 4 Green bell peppers, cut in half lengthwise and the seeds removed
- 1 Red onion , small, sliced
- 8 oz Sirloin steak
- 2 c Mozzarella cheese, shredded
- Salt and pepper to taste
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- Heat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Place the cut green peppers into a 9×13 baking dish, and drizzle with 1 Tbsp of the olive oil.
- Cover with tin foil and bake for 20 minutes.
- Place the remaining oil in a skillet over medium high heat, and season the steak with salt and pepper to taste.
- Sear the steak well on both sides, and cook until done to your liking.
- Remove the steak from the heat, let rest for 5 minutes, and slice very thinly.
- Add the mushrooms, red bell pepper and onion to the skillet, and saute until becoming tender.
- Take the green peppers out of the oven, and fill with the steak and vegetable mixture.
- Top with the shredded cheese.
- Bake for 15 minutes
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Storing & reheating
Store your peppers in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days. You will then be able to reheat in the oven or for a quick reheat opt for the microwave.
Both work great at giving you a delicious warm meal for lunch or dinner in the week. Consider making my beef and rice stuffed peppers for another stuffed pepper recipe.
Can you freeze stuffed peppers?
Freezing stuffed peppers can be done, but I do recommend if you know you are going to freeze them, skip the pre-cooking of the peppers. That way you freeze the peppers when they are a bit firmer.
The pepper will break down a lot once it thaws from being frozen. So it is best to make sure your peppers are not too soft when they go in the freezer.
Freeze for 2-3 months, then thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Then reheat as you would like.
How to make Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers ahead of time
You can prep and fill the peppers and then refrigerate the mixture if you want. Then bake the same just add an additional 10-15 minutes to the recipe.
Make sure the peppers get heated all the way through.
What’s the best steak to use?
Sirloin steak is what I used, but any steak that is thinly sliced. You want thin slices as it is going to sear in the skillet. If you have too thick of a piece of steak it can become pretty chewy.
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