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Stuffed Bell Peppers with Ground Venison, venison and cheese in green bell pepper

Here’s a new twist on stuffed bell peppers. Try adding ground venison! Live Well Alabama’s Stuffed Bell Peppers with Ground Venison recipe is a flavor explosion.

Tips: Add red pepper flakes during cooking to spice it up! Venison, or deer meat, is rich in protein and iron and low in fat. If you don’t have venison, use any ground meat you like.


  • Cooking spray
  • 1 pound ground venison
  • 4 button mushrooms, chopped
  • 2 ribs celery, sliced thinly
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cans petite diced tomatoes with juice, 14.5 ounces
  • 2 tablespoons concentrated tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon parsley, dried
  • 1½ cups cooked long grain rice
  • 6 bell peppers
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, and spray large skillet with cooking spray.
  • In skillet, over medium heat, cook ground venison 5 minutes or until cooked almost through.
  • Add mushrooms, celery, and onions, and cook until vegetables are tender.
  • Stir in diced tomatoes, tomato paste, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, parsley, and cooked rice. Cook for another 5 minutes or until the rice is warmed through.
  • Cut off tops of peppers and spoon out the ribs and seeds. Rinse. Lightly sprinkle the insides of peppers with salt and place in microwave-safe dish with 1/4 cup water. Cover with plastic wrap and microwave for 5 minutes or until peppers start to soften.
  • Transfer to 3-quart or 9×13-inch baking dish. Fill peppers with cooked meat and rice mixture.
  • Sprinkle cheese on top and bake for 20 minutes or until peppers are tender and cheese is melted.

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