Unstuffed Pepper Skillet

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Unstuffed Pepper Skillet

Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Diet: Gluten Free
Keyword: precooked
Main Protein: Beef, Ground Beef
Cooking Method: Skillet
Servings: 6
Calories: 532kcal


  • 1 lb. lean ground beef browned*
  • 3 tsp. cumin
  • 3 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 3 tsp. paprika
  • 2 clove garlic minced
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper diced
  • 1 onion diced
  • 14 oz. diced tomatoes canned
  • 1 tsp. lime juice
  • 2 cups rice cooked
  • 2 cups cheddar or Tex Mex cheese shredded
  • 1 large (gallon) freezer bag or reusable silicone bag
  • 1 medium (quart) freezer bag


Assembly instructions:

  • Cook the rice. Brown the beef. Chop the peppers and onion.
  • Place all the ingredients except for the cheese in a large resealable freezer bag.
  • Remove the excess air from the bag and seal.
  • Place the shredded cheese in a medium freezer bag. Seal and staple it to the other bag above the seal.
  • Freeze.

Cooking instructions:

  • Thaw.
  • Place the large bag ingredients in a skillet. Cook over medium heat until cooked through, stirring occasionally.
  • Top with the cheese the last few minutes of cooking.


*If you want to make this meal vegetarian, you can substitute the ground beef for veggie ground round. It's especially good with the Mexican flavored one.
For the rice, you can use whichever type you prefer. Serve with hot sauce if desired.


Calories: 532kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 86mg | Sodium: 337mg | Potassium: 749mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 2443IU | Vitamin C: 76mg | Calcium: 356mg | Iron: 5mg