Sloppy Joe Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Heather Dessinger

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Although all my kids love to eat, one in particular has a habit of declaring his love for everyone at the table when something hits the spot. When I really knock it out of the park he gets up from his chair and hugs each of us! He’s kind of my personal recipe rating system, and this tomatoey, cheesy adaptation of traditional sloppy joes got a big thumbs up.

It’s super easy to make with my five minute ketchup recipe, and if anyone in your family likes a bit of spice it can be topped with some red pepper flakes. I hope it gets rave reviews at your house like it did in mine. (And if it does, you can pass them along with the new recipe rating system in the comments. 🙂 )

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5 from 9 votes

Sloppy Joe Stuffed Peppers

Course Main Course
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 563kcal
Author Mommypotamus


  • cutting board
  • sharp knife
  • baking dish



  • Preheat the oven to 350°F
  • Cut the bell peppers in half and remove seeds and pith. Place in a baking dish and bake in the oven for 15 minutes.
  • While you’re waiting for the bell peppers to come out of the oven, heat a skillet on the stove. Add a little coconut oil and your beef and onions. Saute until browned on the outside and just a little pink inside.
  • Add ketchup, mustard and pepper to the skillet and mix thoroughly. Remove from heat.
  • When the peppers have cooked for 15 minutes, remove them from the oven. Divide the sloppy joe mixture evenly among the peppers and bake for an additional 15 minutes.
  • Remove the baking pan from the oven and set the oven to broil. Sprinkle the cheese evenly over the peppers and place it back in the oven until the cheese is melted, then serve.


Calories: 563kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 125mg | Sodium: 753mg | Potassium: 765mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 4382IU | Vitamin C: 155mg | Calcium: 346mg | Iron: 3mg

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Heather is a holistic health educator, herbalist, DIYer, Lyme and mold warrior. Since founding in 2009, Heather has been taking complicated health research and making it easy to understand. She shares tested natural recipes and herbal remedies with millions of naturally minded mamas around the world. 

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15 thoughts on “Sloppy Joe Stuffed Peppers Recipe”

  1. I make my own “sloppy joes,”also, from scratch. Combining SJ’S in peppers never occurred to me but it’s worth considering. With young children it’s always a juggling act to feed them foods they’ll want to eat. Cheese on anything is always good, & in most cases, a big hit with kids. I love your recipes for scented/herbal oils. Keep up the good work. ?

  2. 5 stars
    I made these and they were a huge hit! I happen to add some elbow macaroni to mine, and my husband gobbled them up. He usually won’t eat stuffed peppers either.

    Another hit from you as usual Heather…


  3. 5 stars
    That looks so good. I also make a vegetarian version with “meat” from Trader Joes in the frozen section. So tasty either way!

  4. 5 stars
    I set my son’s dinner plate in front of him and he said, “Oh, Mom, I don’t like cooked bell peppers.” And then he gobbled this down. I made this exactly as the recipe is and make your ketchup recipe. Easy and delicious! This will go into our weeknight dinner rotation.

  5. 5 stars
    Do you think these would work if I left out the cheese. I can’t have cheese 🙁 I could add a few tablespoons of quinoa flakes to make it stick together? What do you think?

  6. This looks delicious and so easy too! Since we’ve been gluten-free, I’ve been searching for a better way to enjoy sloppy joes than plain ol’ meat on the plate. This is perfect!

  7. 5 stars
    These are so good. My husband thought they tasted like pizza. He wants me to add chopped pepperoni next time, I think I will, it can’t hurt.
    Thanks for the recipe!

  8. 5 stars
    So good and super quick and easy. My one year old and husband gobbled them up. Next time I plan on mixing extra cheese in with the meat when I stuff the peppers. ?

  9. I have a friend who has become debilitated and I’m trying to help out by providing some freezer meals. So can these be frozen? TIA